Libertarian on Townhall

Daniel J. Mitchell - Wed Apr 24

It’s a challenge to be a libertarian in Washington because you have to swim against the tide. The vast majority of people in town are looking for excuses to spend money and amass power, and a small band of us are trying to convince them that the federal government should be limited in size and scope. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Mon Apr 22

Yes, I’m disgusted by the leftists in the press who obviously hope for a “right wing” link any time there’s an attack. These are the same journalists, by the way, who weren’t even slightly bothered by Barack Obama’s association with Bill Ayers, a real-life terrorist who bombed the NYC police department, the U.S. Capitol, and the Penta ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Sat Apr 20

As you can see, 24 IRS employees were just arrested for stealing. But what about the other 105,976 bureaucrats at the Internal Revenue Service who seize our money under the implied threat of violence? Shouldn’t they be arrested for stealing from us as well? ... more

Kristan Hawkins - Tue Apr 2

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I was invited to participate on a panel called "The Future of the Movement: Winning with Generation X/Y." I had a lot of ideas to discuss, including utilizing new messages to reach this new pro-life generation, recruiting more candidates with a willingness to stand up for what they believe in, developing new technology, and improving grassroots organizing, to name a few. ... more

Rachel Alexander - Mon Apr 1

Tolls are inherently inefficient. There are reports that 80 percent of the money raised from tolls goes to the company managing the toll roads. Up to one-third of the revenues goes to tollbooth operators. Even many of the toll roads that have electronic pass options still have a costly tollbooth option. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Nov 21

At the Cosmopolitan, a luxury hotel and casino in Las Vegas, "just the right amount of wrong" is the naughty fun you get for $200 a night. At the $57-a-night Motel Caswell in Tewksbury, Mass., just the right amount of wrong is what the federal government says it needs to take the business from the family that has operated it for 57 years. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Thu Nov 1

To the extent there’s unanimity, Libertarians agree that Roe v. Wade was a nonsensical decision and that the issue should be decided by state legislatures. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Oct 24

On TV, my Fox colleague Bill O'Reilly says, "The recession was brought on largely by greedy Wall Street corporations." Give me a break. ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon Oct 8

Hit the gym; grab dinner with friends; build a bonfire. These are three evening activities I prefer to watching presidential debates—and I am a political commentator. Few young people watch presidential debates and I understand why. ... more

Wayne Allyn Root - Mon Sep 17

If Obama is re-elected on November 6th, you haven’t seen anything yet. Because the first Obama term was just a small taste of things to come. Without ever having to answer to voters again, he will be free to be his REAL radical self. ... more

Mike Adams - Mon May 21

A lot of cultural commentators are confused these days. They believe that people’s views on same sex marriage are solely a reflection of their religious beliefs. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually, some things could be further from the truth – like saying that Al Sharpton has integrity or that Dan Savage has class. But you get the point. The same sex marriage debate is about politics. ... more

Lisa De Pasquale - Mon Apr 9

Before there was “The Daily Show” and the Internet, there was one outlet where Generation Xers like me got their news: “MTV News” and its host, Kurt Loder. ... more

Chris Edwards - Fri Jan 20

My friend David Brunori announced this week that he is no longer a “liberal” but a libertarian, although he says of the “bleeding heart” variety. ... more

Pat Buchanan - Fri Jan 13

Last May, Ron Paul filed his financial disclosure form, and The Wall Street Journal enlisted financial analyst William Bernstein to scrutinize his investments. ... more

America - Mon Jan 2

Allegations otherwise are possibly "more propaganda than anything else." ... more

America - Thu Dec 29

"That’s the president’s first duty: defending the country." ... more