FDR on Townhall

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

Jeff Carter - Thu Sep 8

Where is the compromise between the Keynesian big government views of the Obama administration and the Democrats, and the Classical economic small government views of the Tea Party? It has been proven that no infrastructure projects touted by government post stimulus were shovel ready. The multiplier effect of government spending on GDP is zero. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Sep 7

My mother's mother revered Franklin Roosevelt. She voted for him four times, and firmly defended him decades later, when I tried to convince her that FDR was not the haloed saint she imagined. ... more

Humberto Fontova - Mon Aug 22

Castro’s embassy (euphemized as “Interest Section”) in Washington D.C. will soon open an in-house “invitation-only” nightclub named “Hemingway’s Bar.” The news comes courtesy of The Atlantic Magazine—the same Atlantic that a year ago smugly predicted Communism’s immediate end in Cuba. ... more

John Ransom - Sun Aug 21

Boy the old liberals seem to have become awfully quiet recently. I guess that happens when your president’s approval rating dips to 35 percent in Pennsylvania. Maybe people still rely on coal in Pittsburgh. ... more

Jeff Carter - Sun Aug 21

Instead of trying to use the government as a heavy club, why not use jujitsu and allow inertia to transform us economically? Obama has wielded the heavy club since taking control and has nothing to show for it. We are worse off. ... more

Mark Baisley - Sun Aug 21

Perhaps the most attractive feature of migrating our automobiles to compressed natural gas would be transferring the investment of capital and jobs into the American economy, finally breaking our foreign oil dependence. ... more

Bill Tatro - Sun Aug 21

To quote the infamous Howard Beale of Network fame “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” Do the media, politicians, market analysts, and the general public always have to drink the Kool-Aid? ... more

Bob Beauprez - Sun Aug 21

The various courts and activist judges across America certainly give us plenty to fret about, but in just the last few weeks three separate federal courts rendered decisions to give conservatives plenty to cheer about and give the Obama Administration and the "progressive" left a bad case of heart burn. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sun Aug 21

It was war that started the recovery, not the policies of Roosevelt. That statement may sound contrary to Austrian economics but it's not. ... more

Larry Kudlow - Sun Aug 21

Departing Council of Economic Advisers chairman Austan Goolsbee defends Obamanomics. I push back. But he's for pro-growth tax reform. I'm for it. So where's the President? ... more

Jim Powell - Thu Aug 18

President Obama’s New New Deal of massive government intervention was inspired by FDR’s New Deal, and both have been plagued by chronic high unemployment. ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Aug 17

People are beginning to compare Barack Obama's administration to the failed administration of Jimmy Carter, but a better comparison is to the Roosevelt administration of the 1930s and '40s. ... more

Tony Blankley - Wed Aug 17

In the weeks during and since the debt-ceiling debate, the media, pushed by the Democratic Party, has peddled the propaganda that our government is broken -- because the Republicans in the House of Representatives negotiated a better deal than the liberals wanted. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Wed Aug 3

After Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency changed. As he put it in 1943, "Dr. New Deal" had to be replaced by "Dr. Win the War." ... more

Michael Medved - Wed Jul 13

Sarah Palin doesn’t deserve the ridicule she receives from the mainstream media, nor does she merit the adulation she inspires from her legions of fans. The over-reaction on each side feeds the super-heated response on the other. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Wed Jul 6

Before any project can be economically viable, labor costs must be addressed, and that is exactly why we need to scrap Davis-Bacon and all prevailing wage laws. We also need to eliminate collective bargaining of public unions, preferably getting rid of public unions in entirety. ... more