Michele Bachmann Columns on Townhall

  • Steve Chapman - Bachmann Finds Fortune's Favor

    Bachmann Finds Fortune's Favor

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 8/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's a steamy August day, and the candidate arrives shortly after high noon for an outdoor rally in full sun. But bounding off the campaign bus, she is smiling broadly, and no wonder: It's a good day to be Michele Bachmann.
  • Terry Jeffrey - Translating Newsweek: Why the Left Fears Bachmann

    Translating Newsweek: Why the Left Fears Bachmann

    Terry Jeffrey
    Posted: 8/10/2011 12:00:00 AM EST
    Newsweek ran a cover story this week intended to be a brutal hit piece on Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who has emerged as a top candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.
  • John Hawkins - 7 Promises I Make To Liberals

    7 Promises I Make To Liberals

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 7/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's no secret that liberals and conservatives don't get along. But, if there's any one thing that we've learned from the liberal love of sensitivity classes and situation comedies, it's that once people get to know each other and learn about each other's beliefs and concerns, all legitimate differences melt away.
  • Jeff Jacoby - Migraines, Michele, and me

    Migraines, Michele, and me

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 7/25/2011 9:33:00 AM EST
    "Could Michele Bachmann become the next US president? I have no idea. But this much I do know: She wouldn't be the first one to live with migraine headaches."
  • Doug Giles - Angry Gays: F-Bombs, Glitterbombs, Phlegm Phones and Death Wishes

    Angry Gays: F-Bombs, Glitterbombs, Phlegm Phones and Death Wishes

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 7/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The lesson is clear, little children: If you wanna be a vile vandal but don’t want to be harangued by the media and would like to skate when you should be fined or imprisoned, you might want to consider homosexuality.
  • Jim  Ellis - How Rick Perry Wins

    How Rick Perry Wins

    Jim Ellis
    Posted: 7/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    To begin, Perry’s home state of Texas has 152 delegates, second in size only to California’s 172. With its congressional district/caucus delegate apportionment formula, the Governor would certainly attract the overwhelming majority of his own state’s delegate support. Since he ostensibly plays well in the south, Perry can reasonably be expected to win the region.
  • Kathryn Lopez - Mud-Slinging a Real Headache

    Mud-Slinging a Real Headache

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 7/22/2011 4:30:00 PM EST
    Michele Bachmann gives me a headache. But it's not the congresswoman herself who is to blame for the pain. It's so many of the stories about her.
  • Tony Perkins - Dr. Bachmann Attacked for Offering 'Hope' and 'Change' – to Homosexuals

    Dr. Bachmann Attacked for Offering 'Hope' and 'Change' – to Homosexuals

    Tony Perkins
    Posted: 7/22/2011 10:00:00 AM EST
    There has been a frenzy of drummed up controversy about Marcus Bachmann, the psychologist husband of a Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). His “scandal?” A counselor in a practice run by Dr. Bachmann offered a client the service he requested.
  • Suzanne Fields - Bachmann Inside the Ring at Last

    Bachmann Inside the Ring at Last

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 7/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Like it or not, Michele Bachmann is a contender. She triumphed over low expectations in the opening Republican debate. She advanced from flaky to crusty, from outlandish to charismatic, from beyond the fringe to inside the ring.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Getting Headaches and Giving Them

    Getting Headaches and Giving Them

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 7/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I've been plagued with migraines for years. So when The Daily Caller reported that GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann has had severe migraines, it took my colleagues but minutes to propose that I write on the controversy.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - Bachmann and the Pope

    Bachmann and the Pope

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 7/21/2011 12:00:00 AM EST
    "It seems Rep. Michele Bachmann is under increased scrutiny for her religious views, even as she climbs ever higher in the presidential polls."
  • Kevin McCullough - Why The Intolerant Are Not Virtuous

    Why The Intolerant Are Not Virtuous

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 7/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Over the last two weeks a series of seemingly unrelated events demonstrate one clear idea. Radical activists, small in number and not even representative of the homosexual community at large, are intolerant bigots, who seek to do harm not just to people with who they disagree, but to those that would be helped by the groups they disagree with.
  • Michael Medved - Why Palin Gets More Hostile (And Admiring) Coverage Than She Deserves

    Why Palin Gets More Hostile (And Admiring) Coverage Than She Deserves

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 7/13/2011 3:12:00 PM EST
    Sarah Palin doesn’t deserve the ridicule she receives from the mainstream media, nor does she merit the adulation she inspires from her legions of fans. The over-reaction on each side feeds the super-heated response on the other.
  • Tony Blankley - After the Deluge -- Restoration

    After the Deluge -- Restoration

    Tony Blankley
    Posted: 7/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Some people can spot a slight in every compliment, whereas others -- the happy ones -- find a compliment in every slight. So last week, as a free-market, low-taxes, constitutional conservative, I happily found an apparently unintended compliment from the liberal New Republic.
  • Terry Jeffrey - Why Bachmann Could Win in 2012

    Why Bachmann Could Win in 2012

    Terry Jeffrey
    Posted: 7/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Eventually, the 2012 Republican presidential primary race will boil down to just two candidates. One will be the establishment candidate and the other will be the conservative candidate.
  • Ken Blackwell - Constitutional Conservatism Ready for Prime Time

    Constitutional Conservatism Ready for Prime Time

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 7/6/2011 1:10:00 PM EST
    Liberal pundits are panicking over constitutional conservatism. They shouldn’t, because every child—whether the parents are liberal or conservative—will benefit from constitutional conservatism’s ascendency.
  • Michael Medved - Huntsman's Problem: Substance, Not Civility

    Huntsman's Problem: Substance, Not Civility

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 7/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    According to the conventional wisdom peddled by the major media, Jon Huntsman’s emphasis on civility in his nascent presidential campaign counts as admirable but ill-advised.
  • Star Parker - Bachmann is Right About the Minimum Wage

    Bachmann is Right About the Minimum Wage

    Star Parker
    Posted: 7/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Michele Bachmann has drawn some media flack about her views on the minimum wage. She has said that the minimum wage is a bad idea and that getting rid of it would bolster employment.
  • Derek Hunter - It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane...It’s a Corporate Jet with John Lennon on it! Get It!

    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane...It’s a Corporate Jet with John Lennon on it! Get It!

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 7/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There’s a new boogeyman in town and its name is “Corporate Jet.” It’s not quite the thing of comic book villains, but it is a joke. President Obama, the comedian-in-chief, launched into a tirade against the evil corporate jet owners in his press conference Wednesday.
  • Kathryn Lopez - Leave Flakes at the Breakfast Table

    Leave Flakes at the Breakfast Table

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 7/1/2011 2:14:00 PM EST
    "Are you a flake?" With that question on "Fox News Sunday" to Rep. Michele Bachmann, Chris Wallace may have given a rallying cry to the new feminist revolution in American politics. Except the f-word will likely be nowhere in evidence.