Government Intervention on Townhall

Mike Needham - Mon Aug 8

Last week, President Obama played tough, scolding Congress as he tried to pivot the national political narrative to job creation. The President’s pivot, which he’s tried numerous times before, includes a host of excuses like “headwinds” and “uncertainty” but little in the way of real solutions. ... more

Caroline Glick - Tue Aug 2

"Just as Israel's economic success owes to the government's withdrawal from the markets, so Israel's ability to have a rational, truthful, fact-based public debate is entirely dependent on a government initiative to deregulate the media." ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Aug 2

Many years ago, the Saturday Evening Post was one of the best-known magazines in America. But somehow I learned that the Saturday Evening Post was actually published on Wednesday morning. That was a little disconcerting at first. But it was one of the most valuable lessons, that words do not necessarily reflect reality. ... more

Mike Adams - Fri Jul 29

Yesterday, when I was arguing with a liberal he told me I was entirely too harsh in my assessment of today’s youth. He told me specifically that I needed to be aware of the fact that in 21st Century America one out of five boys gets bullied in school on a “regular basis.” ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Jul 28

"In other words, under Obama, the government during the last three years has borrowed on average about $4 billion each day. That staggering sum is far in excess of the $1.6 billion per day during the eight-year tenure of George W. Bush, who until Obama's presidency had borrowed more than any peacetime president." ... more

Robert Knight - Tue Jul 19

Over the past 90 years, a relentless campaign has unfolded to overthrow Judeo-Christian morality and replace it with an amorality that says desires in and of themselves validate choices. ... more

Anna Rittgers - Tue Jun 21

By distorting the free market and favoring one industry (ethanol production) over others (food production), the federal government is actively making it more expensive for us to feed our families. When the economy was strong, average Americans could afford to overlook the interdependence of agribusiness and politicians. ... more

Anna Rittgers - Mon Jun 20

By distorting the free market and favoring one industry (ethanol production) over others (food production), the federal government is actively making it more expensive for us to feed our families. When the economy was strong, average Americans could afford to overlook the interdependence of agribusiness and politicians. ... more

Ryan James Girdusky - Wed Jun 8

Americans have become disenchanted with the economic stagnation; headlines reading “a new low”, has been applied to the economy more than to Congressman Anthony Weiner. ... more

Mike Needham - Mon Jun 6

Whether they're talking about Obamacare, reining in regulation or overhauling our tax code, it's clear they get it on the big issues. However, when called upon to play small ball, many seem to leave their conservative credentials on the bench. ... more

Jeff Stier - Wed Jun 1

Taxing any disfavored behavior takes us down a slippery slope leading to government intervention into every decision we make. Such a scheme could never be fair and effective. ... more

John Ransom - Wed May 11

Thanks to that three-eyed snake, the 111th Congress, the country has written checks that can’t be cashed by law. In order to remedy the problem, the GOP majority in the House will have to raise the debt ceiling. ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Apr 25

Earth to Washington: The free market offers practical solutions for "going green." ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon Apr 11

Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, was recently appointed by President Obama to chair the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. ... more

Mike Adams - Mon Apr 4

I’m getting to be a crabby old man and I’m not even fifty. But working at a liberal university for eighteen years has taught me never to accept responsibility for my actions or my disposition. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Tue Mar 8

A moral hazard is created when a person behaves differently than he would have if he had to bear the risks of his behavior. ... more

Ed Feulner - Fri Feb 25

Ever heard of the Solyndra solar-cell plant in Fremont, Calif.? Most people haven’t. That’s a shame, considering how much taxpayer money has been poured into it. ... more

Mike Needham - Mon Feb 21

At critical times through our nation’s history, principled and courageous men have stood up and lead our country towards greatness. Our Founding Fathers declared their independence from Britain and created our Constitution – the greatest governing document we have ever seen. ... more

Michael Gerson - Tue Feb 8

When Nancy Mitford asked novelist Evelyn Waugh how he could behave so atrociously while claiming to be a practicing Catholic, he responded, "You have no idea how much nastier I would be if I was not a Catholic." ... more

Thomas Sowell - Wed Jan 19

Not enough of us have yet learned not to take media rhetoric at face value either, even when it appears in what looks like a "news" story, but is actually a disguised editorial on the front page. ... more

Rachel Alexander - Mon Jan 17

Net neutrality is the latest overreach by the federal government to censor the web. ... more

Carrie Lukas - Tue Dec 28

The Associated Press's poll of editors and news directors declared the British Petroleum oil spill 2010's biggest story. They're way off the mark. ... more

Katie Gage - Mon Dec 13

We were reminded this week why elections matter. Despite sending a message to both the executive and legislative branches a month ago in the midterm elections, voters are still feeling the consequences of the actions of government. ... more