FDR on Townhall

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

Ken Blackwell - Tue Jun 21

Take this line, Shovel-Ready. It became the signature phrase of none other than Barack Obama himself as he rushed through a jumbo $787 billion stimulus package in the opening days of his administration. Why must we bypass the normal, drawn-out process of committee hearings, markups, amendments, debates, and extended votes? ... more

Ann Coulter - Wed Jun 8

The mob attributes of liberals we will review this week are a crowd's inability to perceive contradictions and its tendency to form an infatuation for an individual. ... more

Rich Galen - Wed May 11

Newt Gingrich is scheduled to officially announce today that he is a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Wed Apr 13

"Since American liberals don't have the guts to say it, allow me: The Rev. Terry Jones hasn't done anything wrong. Nothing." So writes my friend and conservative radio host Michael Graham in the Boston Herald. And on this, I think Michael's nuts. ... more

Tony Blankley - Wed Apr 13

he great American engine of democracy is beginning to build up a head of steam, and it remains the finest device created by man to organize collective human action. ... more

Michael Medved - Tue Apr 5

An indignant Democrat of my acquaintance accuses conservatives of hypocrisy when they criticize President Obama for acting with caution and restraint in response to crisis. He accurately points out that caution and restraint represent core conservative virtues, and that most leaders on the right ripped the president during his first two years for pushing too fast for transformational change. ... more