Martin Luther King Jr. on Townhall

Star Parker - Mon Jan 21

The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year’s presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality. ... more

Star Parker - Mon Jan 21

The Rev. Louie Giglio, designated to give the benediction at this year's presidential inauguration, has withdrawn, under apparent pressure, after the surfacing of remarks he made, some 25 years ago, about the sinfulness of homosexuality. ... more

Crystal Wright - Mon Jan 21

Watching the movie Lincoln, I thought there were some similarities between President Abraham Lincoln and President Barack Obama. Both men were popular during their times. During the film, Mary Todd Lincoln pleads with her husband not to squander his popularity with the American people by forcing Congress to pass the 13th amendment ending slavery as the Civil War was already coming to an end. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Fri Jan 18

Every year he grows more ceremonial, distant, symbolic, less alive. It is the fate of heroes. Their pictures are relegated to banners, their words become clichés, their very names become streets and boulevards instead of a living presence. Icons. Washington, Lincoln, Lee, Martin Luther King. . . . Our familiarity with them may not breed contempt exactly, but a kind of boredom, and indifference. Haven't we heard it all before? ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Dec 20

There is a different sort of racialist derangement spreading in the country -- and it is getting ugly. ... more

Ken Blackwell - Fri Apr 27

This month at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, the faithful met to worship the Almighty and discuss the latest battles for religious liberty in an increasingly secular culture. ... more

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. - Mon Jan 30

The last few years, I have been repeatedly disappointed by the bickering and pettiness displayed by our legislators, political pundits, and candidates for office. I have longed for representatives who are informed and articulate, who habitually seek the best laws and results for the land. ... more

Terry Jeffrey - Wed Jan 18

Four days after police arrested Rosa Parks for refusing to surrender her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, the young Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. explained the Christian foundation of the civil rights movement he was about to lead. ... more

Ralph Benko - Wed Jan 18

Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, was one of the 20th Century’s most iconic provocateurs. “Alinskyite” has become a banal epithet on the Right. Many conservative politicians routinely link Barack Obama with Alinsky. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Mon Jan 16

The black community currently collectively faces a series of problems, each related to the others, each compounding one another, and we must face them all together. We as a nation cannot ignore any of them. ... more

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. - Mon Jan 16

On October 16, 2011 the new memorial for Martin Luther was finally completed. There was only one problem with the work. The wrong words were carved on the statue. The tone of the phrase misrepresented “the spirit” of the fallen leader. After a huge controversy, the memorial leadership decided to change the writing on the statue. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Mon Jan 16

Any time is the right time to read Martin Luther King's 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail." But it pulses with special relevance during Black History Month. ... more

Erika Johnsen - Mon Jan 16

Paul Greenberg - Thu Jan 12

It is that time again, mixing mourning and gratitude, to mark the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. And now we can gather at his still new memorial in Washington. ... more

Ken Blackwell - Fri Jan 6

Informed in 1960 that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Senior would be voting for the Protestant Richard Nixon, Sen. Jack Kennedy smiled and said: “We all have fathers.” ... more

Paul Greenberg - Tue Nov 8

Today's column is drawn from Paul Greenberg's remarks October 27 accepting the Human Life Foundation's annual Great Defender of Life award... ... more

America - Tue Nov 8

MLK’s Niece Alveda King refutes Jesse Jackson's comparison of the Occupy Protest with Civil Rights, and speaks for what her uncle would truly stand for. ... more

Cal Thomas - Thu Oct 20

At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, "...There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America -- there is the United States of America." ... more