Marco Rubio Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • Linda Chavez - Sound and Fury of Immigration Debate

    Sound and Fury of Immigration Debate

    Linda Chavez
    Posted: 2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM EST
    "Enforcement first" has become the mantra of conservatives opposed to comprehensive immigration. However, what opponents refuse to recognize is that illegal immigration is under better control today than at any point in the last half century.
  • 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.
  • Michael Barone - Better Tools for Immigration Reform Than in 1986

    Better Tools for Immigration Reform Than in 1986

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 1/31/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Yesterday, as Barack Obama called for a bipartisan immigration bill in Las Vegas and Sen. Marco Rubio called for one on Rush Limbaugh's program, the chances for passage look surprisingly good.
  • Michael Reagan - Arrogance Isn't the Answer

    Arrogance Isn't the Answer

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 1/31/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    I'm getting tired of President Obama blaming Republicans for everything. This week it was immigration.
  • Ann Coulter - Rubio's Amnesty: A Path to Oblivion for the GOP

    Rubio's Amnesty: A Path to Oblivion for the GOP

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 1/30/2013 5:28:00 PM EST
    Apart from finding out that Barack Obama did far worse in his re-election than nearly any other incumbent who won re-election, the only thing that perked me up after Nov. 6 was coming across a Time magazine published after the 2004 election, when George W. Bush won a second term.
  • Michelle Malkin - Amnesty Gang Throws Law-Abiders Under the Bus

    Amnesty Gang Throws Law-Abiders Under the Bus

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 1/30/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama and the bipartisan Gang of Eight in Washington who want to create a "pathway to citizenship" for millions of illegal aliens have sent a message loud and clear to those who follow the rules: You're chumps!
  • Hugh Hewitt - The GOP's Immigration Mess

    The GOP's Immigration Mess

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 1/25/2013 8:08:00 AM EST
    On Saturday I will be debating Mark Kirkorian on immigration policy before the National Review Institute.
  • Matt Towery - GOP Leaders May Finally Be Catching On

    GOP Leaders May Finally Be Catching On

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 1/18/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Speaker John Boehner finally declared this week that President Obama's goal over the next few years is to "annihilate" the GOP. Wow, he finally figured that out. And to reporters about his ticket's defeat in November, Rep. Paul Ryan stated that there was a failure to turn potential Republican voters out -- again, another "ah ha" moment.
  • Katie Kieffer - Five Good Men

    Five Good Men

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 1/7/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    There are a few good men. And by “a few,” I mean five.
  • Suzanne Fields - Facing Backward, Facing Forward

    Facing Backward, Facing Forward

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 1/4/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The pagan god Janus has two faces, and that's a good thing. He can look to the future and reflect on the past, all at the same time. As ancient gods go, Janus is good at transitions. January, named for Janus, is not only a dreary month to get past as quickly as possible, but it's a time for useful reflection and resolve.
  • Jeff Jacoby - Those Endless, Onerous Presidential Campaigns

    Those Endless, Onerous Presidential Campaigns

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 12/26/2012 12:33:00 PM EST
    Whatever else the New Year brings, at least it won't be a presidential election or any of the primaries, caucuses, or conventions leading up to it. Which is more than OK with me. American presidential campaigns have grown excruciatingly overlong, and I look forward to a respite from the obsessive political coverage, the ginned-up gaffes and controversies, the rush to dissect each twitch in public opinion, the avalanche of dishonest advertising and disingenuous "fact-checking."
  • Steve Deace - Predicting the Biggest Stories of 2013, Part 1

    Predicting the Biggest Stories of 2013, Part 1

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 12/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Each December I gaze into my crystal ball and predict what I believe will be the top 10 stories of the coming year. I almost never get these right but they’re fun to speculate about nevertheless.
  • Ralph Benko - Tale of Two Presidential Aspirants: Paul Ryan Disses the Gold Standard; Marco Rubio Proposes Good Money

    Tale of Two Presidential Aspirants: Paul Ryan Disses the Gold Standard; Marco Rubio Proposes Good Money

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 12/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It may have been one of the strangest moments in the history of modern presidential politics.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - In Leadership, Appearances Matter

    In Leadership, Appearances Matter

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 12/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last week, I was exiting my neighborhood Starbucks when I happened to overhear a middle-aged man talking to a younger man who appeared to be his son.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

    Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 12/5/2012 9:20:00 AM EST
    Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wowed the Beltway conservatives last night, which is a little bit like the British cheering a successful evacuation from Dunkirk. The GOP indeed lives to fight another day, and that day will be here quickly as 2014’s candidates are already declaring –Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for the United States Senate in West Virginia and former Governor Michael Rounds for the same in South Dakota.