GOP 2012 Convention Columns on Townhall

  • Katie Kieffer - RINOS Play FarmVille

    RINOS Play FarmVille

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 8/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Farming is a game to RINOS (Republicans In Name Only). But farming is not a game. Not in America. We are the world’s No. 1 exporter of wheat, corn and soybeans. If we mess up, global food prices soar, livestock die, and streets erupt in riots.
  • Michael Barone - GOP Convention: No Suspense, Little Drama, Lots of Show

    GOP Convention: No Suspense, Little Drama, Lots of Show

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 8/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Today, the 40th Republican National Convention assembles in hurricane-threatened Tampa, Fla. Seven days later, the 46th Democratic National Convention will assemble in presumably non-hurricane-threatened Charlotte, N.C. Thousands of delegates, many thousands more press personnel and even more political enthusiasts will be on hand.
  • Mike Adams - Legitimate Rape Arguments

    Legitimate Rape Arguments

    Mike Adams
    Posted: 8/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Todd Aiken’s grossly irresponsible remarks about “legitimate rape” and conception have received much media attention. As well they should. The sheer weirdness of the remarks calls into question both his intelligence and his personal integrity. How could someone conclude logically that a rape victim’s body has the capacity to prevent conception in the wake of sexual assault? And why would someone assert that the conclusion had been supported by doctors with whom he had spoken?
  • Bruce Bialosky - The New Breed of Republican: Artur Davis

    The New Breed of Republican: Artur Davis

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 8/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    One would instinctively conclude that it is a tremendous act of courage to have been a leading Black supporter of President Obama – in fact, the first Congressman outside of Illinois to endorse Obama for president – and then change parties to become a Republican. But if you ask Artur Davis, he’d tell you that it was completely natural and the right thing to do.
  • Dan Holler - GOP Convention: Repudiating the Past

    GOP Convention: Repudiating the Past

    Dan Holler
    Posted: 8/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    All eyes will be on Tampa, Florida as Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan attempt to reset the presidential campaign narrative. As all conventions are, this one will be a tightly scripted affair with the intention of firing up the party base and appealing to Mr. and Mrs. Swing Voter.
  • Steve Chapman - The Truth About Obama and Welfare Reform

    The Truth About Obama and Welfare Reform

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 8/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The old line is that there's a simple way to know a politician is lying: His lips are moving. Odds are good that any lurid charge leveled against a candidate is largely fraudulent. So it was no surprise that when Mitt Romney accused Barack Obama of gutting welfare work requirements, fact checkers said his trousers were conspicuously aflame.
  • Debra J. Saunders - To California GOP, Tampa a Far-Away and Hostile Planet

    To California GOP, Tampa a Far-Away and Hostile Planet

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 8/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Like teenagers on vacation with their parents, Republicans from blue states and Democrats from red states don't want to be seen with party elders.
  • Paul Driessen - Our SimCity Government

    Our SimCity Government

    Paul Driessen
    Posted: 8/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Back in 1983, during the information processing Cretaceous Period, Maxis developed a new genre of educational, yet entertaining computer games. The latest version will be released next year.
  • Hugh Hewitt - The Shame of the Manhattan-Beltway Media Elites

    The Shame of the Manhattan-Beltway Media Elites

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:31:00 AM EST
    When I asked Paul Ryan Wednesday night for his reaction to the news that the major television networks won’t carry a minute of the opening night of the GOP convention, he responded that he wasn’t surprised,