Ignorance on Townhall

Jeff Jacoby - Mon Aug 15

But hating the Tea Party for being so insistent and single-minded in its focus on cutting spending is like hating a fire hall siren for calling attention to a potentially devastating blaze. And blaming the S&P downgrade on Tea Party-backed House Republicans makes about as much sense as blaming a raging fire on the 911 dispatcher. ... more

Alan Sears - Fri Aug 12

Because the radical demands of groups like the American Civil Liberties Union run counter to common sense and the tenets of Western Civilization, they and their leftist allies and colleagues use fear, intimidation, and disinformation to accomplish their ends which generally mean a loss of liberty for everyone else. ... more

Virgil Goode - Tue Aug 2

One of the most tired clichés of the immigration debate is that “immigrants do the jobs Americans won’t do.” With 16 million Americans out of work, this justification for not enforcing our immigration laws rings hollower than ever. ... more

David French - Wed Jul 27

Nowhere is the civil/military divide greater than on the op-ed pages of American newspapers. ... more

John Ransom - Mon Jul 25

Median sales prices of homes are going up in the DC metro area. Year over year prices are up 7.3 percent for June.Meanwhile, in the rest of the country, people are buying homes at the slowest rate in 14 years. ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Jul 13

Discouraging young Americans from identifying with their country and celebrating our traditional American quest for liberty and equal rights removes the most powerful motivation to learn civics and U.S. history. ... more

Douglas MacKinnon - Tue Jul 12

As a conservative with some experience in presidential politics, it's more than amusing for me to watch left-of-center mainstream reporters and pundits work overtime to lock the 2012 GOP contenders into 'conventional wisdom.' ... more

Jon Sanders - Mon Jul 11

It costs a lot of money to throw this many Americans out of work. The stimulus costs $814 billion, according to the CBO. In essence, we are spending about $340,000 for each net new person put out of work since the stimulus passed. ... more

Fred Wszolek - Tue Jul 5

Last week, when asked about the controversy surrounding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) complaint against the Boeing Company for building a facility in the right-to-work state of South Carolina, President Obama responded that the regulatory agency was "independent." And while that’s what is stated on the NLRB’s Web site, nothing could be further from the truth. ... more

Caroline Glick - Tue Jun 28

Like the rest of the Left the media hold Israel responsible for Hamas’s imprisonment of Schalit because they perceive the Arabs generally and the Palestinians specifically as objects rather than actors. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon Jun 27

The Harvard study, the Obama report, and the Washington Post all display an appalling ignorance of the real estate market – or worse, participation in a cover-up intended to (again) protect their the political allies responsible for this mess. ... more

J.D. Thorpe - Wed Jun 22

The "N" word is a deplorable utterance that has elucidated the ignorance of a certain demographic in our country for many decades. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Mon Jun 20

WHEN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION last week released the results of the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress -- "the Nation's Report Card" -- the bottom line was depressingly predictable: Not even a quarter of American students is proficient in US history, and the percentage declines as students grow older. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon Jun 13

As we pulled into the center, we were confronted with Turkish reality. We were subjected to a security inspection comparable to an embassy – and totally unlike the casual environment at American malls. ... more

Humberto Fontova - Wed Jun 8

“I don’t know? Does Cuba have a government-run health-care system?” Imagine a secret tweet by Sarah Palin disclosing such ignorance. ... more

Rich Galen - Mon Jun 6

The E. Coli outbreak in Europe now appears to have been caused by bean sprouts. If the strain weren't so deadly (as of last night it has killed 22 people and sickened at least 2,100 including more than 600 in intensive care), it would be amusing. ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon May 30

Peter Thiel is rocking the boat of higher education. The libertarian entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and co-founder of PayPal is sending liberal college administrators into a tizzy with his latest push to encourage young innovators to ditch college for two years and pursue entrepreneurship. ... more

Cal Thomas - Tue May 24

With friends like President Obama, who needs enemies? If you're Israel, you already have quite enough of those. ... more

John Ransom - Wed May 18

I don’t know about you and your family, but my family’s fear of Muslims has nothing to with the propensity of Muslims to be the ones caught trying to blow up planes, buildings and kids with Downs Syndrome. It has nothing to do with Yemenis shouting “God is Great” at 30,000 feet while storming a cockpit. My prejudice is related to how they dress. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Mon May 9

For once I find myself firmly, indignantly and thoroughly on the side of political correctness. ... more

Michelle Singletary - Mon May 9

In her latest book, Roth provides an intimate look at how she found her way to a healthy relationship with money by using the skills she honed battling her compulsive eating. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Apr 28

Every society produces its own cultural conceits," Jack Weatherford wrote in "The Secret History of the Mongol Queens," "a set of lies and delusions about itself that thrives in the face of all contrary evidence." ... more

Paul Jacob - Sun Apr 24

A perennial panic over fuel prices throws caution, reason, and humility out the window. ... more

Janice Shaw Crouse - Sat Apr 23

Just as Barack Obama wants to change what it means to be America, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian. ... more

Kyle Olson - Wed Apr 20

The Fraternal Order of Police isn’t happy that their union brethren in California recently passed a resolution in support of cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Now sitting in prison for executing Philadelphia policeman Daniel J. Faulkner, Mumia has become a rallying point for the left. ... more

Ben Shapiro - Wed Apr 20

Back in the early 19th century, as the Industrial Revolution began to take hold, a group of British laborers rebelled against the technological advances of the day. ... more