Lame Duck on Townhall

Ken Blackwell - Sun Dec 12

Hillary Clinton was designated as having "the worst week in Washington" a week ago. ... more

Rich Galen - Fri Dec 10

Nancy Pelosi's Democrat caucus in the House, while officially still in charge of the 111th Congress, have become the ugly kids in the back of the late bus as power brokers in Washington. ... more

Bay Buchanan - Wed Dec 8

How many times have we heard the Democrats repeat the cliché “Do it for the children” as an excuse to forward the left wing agenda? ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Dec 7

Let's face it, politics is largely the art of deception, and political rhetoric is largely the art of misstating issues. A classic example is the current debate over whether to give money to the unemployed by extending how long unemployment benefits will be provided, or instead to give "tax cuts to the rich." ... more

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - Sat Dec 4

To understand Washington DC, you have to first stop listening to the rhetoric, and start watching the behavior. As TV character Michael Weston aptly puts it, “Watch my actions, not my words.” Underneath all the bluster, we live in a single party country where the Republicans and Democrats are just different factions of a big-government loving elite feasting on the plunder of an enormous bureaucracy. ... more

David Harsanyi - Wed Dec 1

I join with all Americans who dream of a day when Washington is broken enough to see a Congress rigged to prevent any more "progress." ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Nov 30

The biggest battle in the lame duck session of Congress may well be over whether or not to extend the Bush administration's tax cuts, which are scheduled to expire in January. ... more

Tom Tancredo - Mon Nov 29

For most of us, the holidays are a time for reflection. You would think that the Democrats would take advantage of the opportunity after their latest “shellacking.” Instead, the Party of Pelosi, Reid, and Obama sees the season as just one more opportunity to sneak past legislation to rob the American people of a future. ... more

Lurita Doan - Mon Nov 29

Both Democrats and Republicans can learn from the story of a bold, courageous youth facing a powerful foe, for in Harry Potter’s tale there are some lessons that our leaders in Washington could use right now. ... more

Hugh Hewitt - Fri Nov 26

A liberal friend of mine sent out an email this past week urging all of the recipients to urge their Representative and Senator to push for the passage of the Dream Act when Congress reconvenes next week. ... more

Michael Medved - Wed Nov 24

And should Republicans oblige? ... more

Rich Galen - Mon Nov 22

If you live in Washington, DC and follow the local Major League Baseball team - the Nationals - you know a little something about slumps. ... more

Ken Connor - Sun Nov 21

As Congress' lame duck session gets underway, the nation is watching to see if the Democrats will attempt to capitalize on their last few weeks of hegemony before a huge shift in power occurs. Foremost on the agenda are the soon-to-expire Bush tax cuts. Happily for the middle class, there appears to be universal agreement that those cuts should be extended. The real contention lies with the question of whether or not to extend tax cuts to those Americans earning over $250,000 a year. ... more

Nicole Kurokawa - Sat Nov 20

All eyes are back on Congress as the lame duck session continues.  One topic on everyone’s mind: extending the Bush tax cuts.  In fact, the showdown over the cuts is likely to be one of the biggest policy fights of President Obama’s term to date. ... more

Katie Pavlich - Fri Nov 19

Cap and trade may not be dead. President Obama plans to be hiding an energy price hike in the tax code. ... more

Cliff May - Thu Nov 18

Should a lame-duck Congress ratify a treaty with Russia? Should the Tea Party should weigh in? ... more

Paul Driessen - Thu Nov 18

“We the People” just booted a boatload of spendthrifts out of Congress, after they helped engineer a $1.3 trillion deficit on America’s FY-2010 budget and balloon our cumulative national debt to $13.7 trillion. Unfortunately, renewable fuel lobbyists will try to use the lame duck session to perpetuate the special treatment. ... more

Phyllis Schlafly - Tue Nov 16

Women didn't vote for Democratic candidates in the November election in the numbers expected, so President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid want to woo them back into the fold by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA) in the lame duck session. ... more

Bill Murchison - Tue Nov 16

The flap over whether to extend present tax rates for the rich finds its center in a cultural proposition: Liberals, including rich liberals, either don't like the rich or feel obliged to pretend they don't. ... more

Hugh Hewitt - Thu Nov 11

Voters sent a message to the president, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid that really could not be misunderstood, but this week all three gave every indication of not caring what voters thought. ... more

Michael Barone - Thu Nov 11

Most of the freshmen this year ran decrying the spending of Republican as well as Democratic Congresses and promising to do better. Boehner, who has never had an earmark, says the same thing. ... more

Frank Gaffney - Wed Nov 10

President Obama's pasha-like excursion to India and other Asian nations this month at the Pentagon's expensecome at a time when the defense budget is being dramatically cut. ... more