Intelligence on Townhall

Rachel Marsden - Tue Jan 8

It's very likely that kids will find this column to be, like, totally stupid, and will conclude that they can write one sooooo much better. They will declare this on their Twitter feed, sandwiched between the hundreds of photos of themselves making that pursed-lips "duck face," then wait for the "friends" they've never met in person to tell them how hot they look. ... more

Bob Barr - Wed Jan 2

Neither Congress nor the White House has proved itself capable of reaching a decision on how to begin trimming the $16.5 trillion national debt with which these two institutions have saddled the American taxpayers. ... more

Diana West - Fri Dec 14

Some thoughts about Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's pretrial hearing, which concluded this week. ... more

Rachel Marsden - Tue Dec 11

Is "killed by a drone strike" the new "alive and well"? If you pay close enough attention, it makes you wonder what's really going on. ... more

Rachel Marsden - Tue Dec 4

Whereas President Barack Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, waged war the old-fashioned way, with troops and tanks, Obama has been busy outsourcing the dirty work of protecting and furthering America's interests to CIA drones, private contractors, local mobs with ties to terrorists, and even the French. ... more

Rachel Marsden - Tue Nov 27

Anyone who has seen the latest James Bond film, "Skyfall," would be hard-pressed to find any traditional espionage tradecraft. More actual spying would have meant less of Daniel Craig running around in a too-tight suit chasing bad guys. When the villain -- in this case a cyberterrorist played masterfully by Javier Bardem -- is able to turn around and say to Bond, "Why are you doing all this running around and wasting your energy?", anyone who knows anything about real spying is tempted to yell at the screen, "Because the script is garbage and there is no espionage written into this movie!" Bond's ineptitude when faced with technology is a brilliant, if unintentional, commentary on society's lack of readiness for spying's shift into that realm. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Nov 27

What is so unusual in the academic world of today is that Professor Flynn's latest book, "Are We Getting Smarter?" is dedicated to Arthur Jensen, whose integrity he praises, even as he opposes his conclusions. ... more

New York, NY - Thu Nov 15

When Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) tries to explain it, CNN's panelists become confused and Soledad O'Brien struggles: "You've lost me completely. Let's back up again. " ... more

John Ransom - Wed Nov 14

Tampa-Socialite-Jill Kelley, who stars as Paris Hilton in this show, should no longer have access to anyone above the grade of E-3 until she is willing to answer a few questions herself. Like this one: Jill, have you ever considered not using email at all? At least not with men? ... more

Oliver North - Fri Nov 9

This is the hometown of U.S. Special Operations Command -- at nearby MacDill Air Force Base. This headquarters dispatches our military's special operators -- Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines -- on missions in the most difficult and dangerous places on earth. ... more

Derek Hunter - Sun Oct 28

When President Obama started talking about “shovel-ready jobs,” who knew he was talking about the shovels needed to dig a hole deep enough to lower the bar to a level his campaign could clear. As if his campaign of “Romnesia,” Big Bird and “binders” wasn’t desperate enough, the stench of desperation was turned up to 11 yesterday. ... more