Marco Rubio Columns on Townhall

  • Ann Coulter - If Rubio's Amnesty is So Great, Why is He Lying?

    If Rubio's Amnesty is So Great, Why is He Lying?

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 4/17/2013 7:24:00 PM EST
    When Republicans start lying like Democrats, you can guess they are pushing an idea that's bad for America. During his William Ginsburg-like tour of the Sunday talk shows last weekend, Sen. Marco Rubio was the Mount Vesuvius of lies about his immigration bill.
  • Byron York - Will Immigration Reform Kill Rubio's Presidential Chances?

    Will Immigration Reform Kill Rubio's Presidential Chances?

    Byron York
    Posted: 4/9/2013 9:16:00 AM EST
    Passing major legislation is not a path to the presidency. So why is Sen. Marco Rubio, who is almost surely running for the 2016 Republican nomination, working so hard on comprehensive immigration reform?
  • Douglas MacKinnon - America -- Meet Francis Suarez

    America -- Meet Francis Suarez

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 4/9/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    For the last twenty years or so, first as a Republican, and of late as an independent conservative, I have been imploring the GOP to reach out in more meaningful ways to Hispanic and minority-America. Of course, unlike some connected with the Republican National Committee, I would suggest we do so without abandoning some of our principles -- or by the way, the principles of those in those communities.
  • Byron York - Will Immigration Reform Kill Rubio's Presidential Chances?

    Will Immigration Reform Kill Rubio's Presidential Chances?

    Byron York
    Posted: 4/8/2013 6:55:00 PM EST
    Passing major legislation is not a path to the presidency. So why is Sen. Marco Rubio, who is almost surely running for the 2016 Republican nomination, working so hard on comprehensive immigration reform?
  • Victor Davis Hanson - After Obama

    After Obama

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 4/4/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    We can imagine what lies ahead in 2017 -- no matter the result of either the 2014 midterm elections or the 2016 presidential outcome.
  • Marco Rubio - Why I Support the Second Amendment -- and Democrats Should Too

    Why I Support the Second Amendment -- and Democrats Should Too

    Marco Rubio
    Posted: 4/4/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    As Congress prepares to consider new gun control legislation, I stand firmly against any attempt to restrict the constitutional rights of responsible, law-abiding gun owners.
  • Neal McCluskey - Resist the Data Siren Song

    Resist the Data Siren Song

    Neal McCluskey
    Posted: 3/13/2013 10:59:00 AM EST
    It seems easy: collect data, process data, publish data, and everyone becomes better informed and wiser. It’s seductive, and it was clear listening to President Barack Obama and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) that both are under data’s spell when it comes to budget-busting higher education. But the main college problem isn’t a shortage of useful information -- it’s massive federal student aid discouraging its use.
  • Kurt  Schlichter - Attack of the Uppity Conservative Hispanics

    Attack of the Uppity Conservative Hispanics

    Kurt Schlichter
    Posted: 2/25/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is nothing the liberal establishment hates more than members of the minority groups it considers its political chattel who step off the grounds of the progressive plantation.
  • Ann Coulter - Hispanicked GOP Elite: They'll Respect Us In the Morning

    Hispanicked GOP Elite: They'll Respect Us In the Morning

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 2/20/2013 6:44:00 PM EST
    Don't anyone tell Marco Rubio, John McCain or Jeff Flake that nearly 80 percent of Hindus voted for Obama, or who knows what they'll come up with.
  • Brent Bozell - The Media's Republican Latinophobia

    The Media's Republican Latinophobia

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 2/20/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    At what point will the public tire of liberal journalists lamenting that the Republican Party is overwhelmingly white and thrilled about it? They've been drawing that cartoon so long surely they'll eventually run out of ink. They love their 2012 narrative that every non-white group is rushing to Obama and the left, and they want to keep it that way.
  • Cal  Thomas - The Double Threats

    The Double Threats

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 2/19/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Just as Lenin's body remains on public display in Russia, because one never knows when he might be useful to rally the masses, so, too, does the ghost (but thankfully not the body) of the late Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) remain a useful symbol for Democrats in Washington.
  • Derek Hunter - Attack of the Concern Trolls

    Attack of the Concern Trolls

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 2/17/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Turns out the New York Times is worried about the future of the Republican Party. So concerned, in fact, it has dedicated more than 6,000 words in this week’s magazine to explore, as the title puts it, “Can The Republicans Be Saved From Obsolescence?”
  • Steve Deace - Et Tu, Rand Paul?

    Et Tu, Rand Paul?

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 2/16/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Likely fellow 2016 GOP presidential rival Marco Rubio has taken some heat from the conservative grassroots for being the face of "comprehensive immigration reform" (or what many conservatives call amnesty). Now it appears Rand Paul is going to the left of Rubio on this issue if you read his column in The Washington Times.
  • Larry Kudlow - Obama's No-Growth State of the Union

    Obama's No-Growth State of the Union

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 2/16/2013 12:00:00 AM EST
    By far the best line from this week's dueling State of the Union messages came from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
  • Cal  Thomas - Recycling Old and Failed Ideas

    Recycling Old and Failed Ideas

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 2/14/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama's approach to so-called "climate change" appears to include recycling old ideas.
  • Matt Towery - A Few Drops of Water for Rubio; An Entire Gallon of Gas for U.S. Chamber

    A Few Drops of Water for Rubio; An Entire Gallon of Gas for U.S. Chamber

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM EST
    Now we have literally seen it all. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida takes a few sips of water in delivering the Republican response to the State of the Union address, and it becomes the coldest "splash" the media have allegedly seen in years, but the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- with gasoline as high as we've seen it -- advocates increasing the gas tax, spilling an entire gallon of potentially politically flammable liquid with virtually no media interest.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Two Cheers For Rebranding

    Two Cheers For Rebranding

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 2/8/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ever since Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, there's been a lot of talk about how the Republican Party needs to "rebrand" itself.
  • Steve Deace - Rubio's Risk

    Rubio's Risk

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 2/2/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    A friend of mine, Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak, tweeted on Tuesday night that if immigration reform goes through Congress this year "it will almost solely be due to" Florida Senator Marco Rubio. To which I replied: "you break it, you buy it."
  • Hugh Hewitt - The Beginning of the Beginning of the Immigration Debate

    The Beginning of the Beginning of the Immigration Debate

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 2/1/2013 9:27:00 AM EST
    The end of the first week of the debate over immigration reform proved that it is the roller derby of public policy debates for Republicans and Democrats alike.
  • Pat Buchanan - The GOP's Amnesty Caucus Raises the White Flag

    The GOP's Amnesty Caucus Raises the White Flag

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM EST
    On Monday, Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and Marco Rubio emerged with an offer of a Republican surrender to Barack Obama.