Gimmicks on Townhall

Anna Higgins - Thu Feb 7

The Obama administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have announced yet another proposal to “accommodate” religious freedom under the HHS contraception mandate. If nothing else, this appears to be a concession that last year’s much-touted “accommodation” was insufficient. ... more

Dan Holler - Mon Dec 12

For many Americans, the inner workings of Congress remain a complete mystery. So, in a few hundred words I’ll try to break down some of the most egregious gimmicks, many of which will come into play as Congress rushes to finish their end-of-year business. ... more

Mark W. Hendrickson - Tue Nov 8

Decades of government intervention into economic activity have produced economic distortions, sluggish growth, an unsupportable debt burden, and a rotten financial structure ready to collapse of its own dead weight. In spite of that record, most Europeans want more government. That’s their choice. Like it or not, sooner or later, we reap what we sow. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon Oct 31

It’s not difficult to see why Herman Cain has risen in the electoral polls. He clearly states principles that Republicans believe, and he does it without hesitation and without remorse. If you don’t love Herman Cain, you’re probably neither a Republican nor a conservative. But the big question is whether he should be the Republican nominee for President. ... more

Bob Beauprez - Mon Oct 24

The shell game accounting that was employed in March 2010 by the White House and Democrats in Congress to pretend that ObamaCare would actually reduce the federal deficit was embarrassingly transparent. ... more

Bill Tatro - Thu Oct 20

Alchemists were enlisted to find the magic formula for something out of nothing. The alchemists of the past have nothing over the U.S. bankers of today. ... more

Paul Driessen - Fri Aug 26

Every American manufacturing company gets tax deductions that help it create jobs and strengthen our economy – whether it produces newspapers, furniture, cars or fuel. Eliminating those deductions would increase unemployment and further slow our nation’s desperately needed economic recovery. ... more

Salena Zito - Sun Aug 21

"God has been good to America, especially during difficult times. At the time of the Civil War, He gave us Abraham Lincoln. And at the time of Watergate, He gave us Gerald Ford – the right man at the right time who was able to put our nation back together again." ... more

J.D. Thorpe - Thu Jul 28

This is our moment to take a stand and attempt to change the unsustainable course we are on. Doing nothing or making negligible cuts will seal a Greece-like fate for our future. This is not intended to scare people through fear-mongering or demagoguery. It’s the simple reality of our situation. ... more

Mike Needham - Mon Jul 11

With just 1 in 5 Americans having a favorable opinion of Congress, selling the details of any debt deal struck with an upside down President will be hard work for Republican and Democrat leaders alike. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Thu Jun 9

Washington is suddenly embroiled in one of its most time-honored traditions, a debate about the constitutionality of the War Powers Resolution, specifically how it should be applied to our efforts in Libya. ... more

Donald Lambro - Fri May 13

The debt limit battle is heating up, the second of three 2011 heavyweight budget fights whose outcome could have a major impact on the 2012 presidential election. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Apr 15

I cannot remember a more depressing week in Washington. The Republicans boasted a heroic accomplishment: slashing $38.5 billion from the budget, purportedly the largest cuts in history. But the cake was made from sawdust. ... more

Lurita Doan - Mon Apr 11

Government shutdowns, while dramatic, are not sufficient to bring about a return to fiscal sanity in the federal government. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Wed Mar 30

President Obama admitted in a speech today that "clean" energy is expensive, and that people will need government "help" in order to comply with energy standards ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Thu Mar 17

Grover Norquist, head of the Washington-based Americans for Tax Reform, doesn't want Republicans to negotiate with Democrats to solve Washington's deficit problems or to cut a deal to solve California's budget shortfall. ... more

Hugh Hewitt - Wed Mar 16

Speaker John Boehner, GOP Leader Eric Cantor and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy have been in charge since November 2, and even though their formal power only arrived in January, they have had more than four months to prepare the debate over the CR, the debt ceiling and the FY 2012 budget. ... more

David Limbaugh - Fri Mar 11

It is amazing that the American people would continue to elect Democratic politicians to national office, considering Democrats' cynical disregard for the federal budget crisis. ... more

Lurita Doan - Mon Feb 21

President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 federal budget is an example of shoddy math and non-transparent government at work. The 2012 Federal Budget fiscal shell game is as curious for what items are included as for what Team Obama chose to exclude. ... more