Federalism on Townhall

Crystal Wright - Sat Sep 29

Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn’t had time to pass a Senate Budget in nearly four years but he’s found a way to give states more debt and unemployment headaches. As states struggle to balance their budgets in the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression, Senator Reid wants to federalize online poker, effectively robbing states of BILLIONS of dollars in lottery revenue. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Tue May 15

Let us now praise Barack Obama. The president has finally come out and said what everyone -- except maybe himself -- knew he believed all along: He's for allowing homosexual couples to marry. That's nice. Now he can tick off another item on the list of must-dos for an orthodox liberal/progressive/libertarian. ... more

Phyllis Schlafly - Tue May 1

Where is the mainstream media's coverage of the shocking "memo" issued by nine state attorneys general detailing 21 specific violations of law by the Obama administration? ... more

Chuck Norris - Tue Apr 24

For many, the term "sheriff" conjures up images of the Old West. A few may consider a sheriff to have some form of outdated and obsolete political office. But for me and countless other patriots across our nation, a sheriff is the epitome of good and necessary county law enforcement. ... more

Kate Hicks - Thu Mar 29

After a three-day marathon of oral arguments, during which the Supreme Court considered various facets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, final impressions everywhere are mixed. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Wed Mar 21

The bleating about broken government and partisanship continues. "Why can't those boobs in Washington agree on anything?" ... more

Alan Sears - Wed Nov 9

Nowhere in the Constitution will one find even the slightest hint of the office of “Czar,” much less the power of a czar to rule over the American people. Yet the Obama administration is rife with such officeholders, put in place as a way to enlarge the role of the president in the midst of system that was not meant to be enlarged upon in such a way. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Nov 9

It would be nice if politicians and regulators left us alone. But they don't. They always want to do more. Recently, there have been shortages of some medicines. Cancer patients can't get drugs they need. Why not? ... more

Rachel Alexander - Thu Oct 6

Ever since Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the 2000 presidential election, there has been a major push to abandon the Electoral College system. Superficially, there is a sense that the election was unfair and everyone’s vote did not count equally. ... more

Ken Blackwell - Sun Aug 28

The Obama Administration has fired its opening salvo against a cornerstone of democracy: the right to secret ballot. ... more

Steve Chapman - Thu Jul 28

In the 1980s, conservatives and feminists joined to fight a common nemesis: the spread of pornography. Unlike past campaigns to stamp out smut, this one was based not just on morality but also on public safety. They argued that hard-core erotica was intolerable because it promoted sexual violence against women. ... more

Julie Gunlock - Tue Jun 28

"Increasingly Americans seem willing to give up some of their freedoms and are letting government control their choices. Consider government's growing involvement in Americans' food choices." ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Sun Apr 17

President Obama well may have begun another undeclared war -- this time on states that try to enforce their own death penalty laws -- on the dubious grounds that the Food and Drug Administration has not approved drugs intended to kill convicted killers. ... more

Brent Bozell - Wed Mar 23

Anyone who's ever seen Jay Leno do one of his "Jaywalking" segments on NBC, locating average Americans and asking them factual questions on street corners, knows there are far too many Americans who know next to nothing about just about everything. ... more

Steve Chapman - Sun Feb 27

President Barack Obama has been denounced by Republicans for asserting federal power at the expense of state sovereignty. But last week, he was denounced by Republicans for ... not asserting federal power at the expense of state sovereignty. ... more

Ann Coulter - Wed Jan 19

The same people who had blamed Sarah Palin for the massacre at the Tucson Safeway and then taunted her for her "silence" were enraged when she responded. ... more

Cal Thomas - Thu Jan 13

Even if Loughner had watched and listened to conservative media, what does that prove? Millions do, but they don't go on a shooting rampage. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Sun Dec 19

Q: When it comes to a government overhaul of health care, what is the difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney? A: Obama was against an individual insurance mandate before he was for it. Romney was for the mandate before he was against it. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Nov 23

No country has better airport security than Israel-- and no country needs it more, since Israel is the most hated target of Islamic extremist terrorists. ... more