Great Depression on Townhall

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

Ross Mackenzie - Thu Mar 24

A selection of quotations about issues in the news.... ... more

Donald Lambro - Wed Mar 2

No doubt by now you've heard the story on the nightly news that the Obama economy grew at a weaker pace in the fourth quarter than was previously expected. ... more

Terry Jeffrey - Wed Feb 16

Anyone who doubts the trend toward socialism is pushing America toward ruin should examine the historical tables President Obama published Monday along with his $3.7 trillion budget. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Fri Dec 31

The current debt, recession, wars and political infighting have depressed Americans into thinking they soon will be supplanted by more vigorous rivals abroad. Yet this is an American fear as old as it is improbable. ... more

Oliver North - Fri Dec 31

Our country faces enormous challenges -- both domestic and foreign -- many of them exacerbated by what the Obama administration and the 111th Congress did and failed to do. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Dec 30

The current debt, recession, wars and political infighting have depressed Americans into thinking they soon will be supplanted by more vigorous rivals abroad. Yet this is an American fear as old as it is improbable. ... more

Marybeth Hicks - Wed Dec 15

Turns out there's a new book that asserts today's 20-somethings are taking a "slower path to adulthood" and claims this is a good thing for them and for American society generally. ... more

Paul Driessen - Mon Dec 6

It’s become a predictable annual rite. Several weeks prior to each global warming gabfest, breathless news stories, editorials, op-eds and pontifications begin hitting the airwaves and print pages, reaching a crescendo as the conference opens. So it was with Copenhagen; so it is with Cancun. ... more

Ben Shapiro - Wed Aug 4

J. T. Young - Mon Sep 14

The economy's mild second quarter contraction has many proclaiming the recession over. Now is therefore a good time to survey the current recession so frequently compared to the Depression. ... more

Michael Barone - Sat Feb 14

"Not since the Great Depression." "Not since the 1930s." You hear those phrases a lot these days, and with some reason. ... more

Robert Murphy - Sat Nov 8

It has become fashionable to compare our present economic crisis to the Great Depression, especially by partisan opponents of the Bush Administration. ... more