Michele Bachmann Columns on Townhall

  • Caroline Glick - Unmasking the 'International Community'

    Unmasking the 'International Community'

    Caroline Glick
    Posted: 7/1/2011 1:05:00 PM EST
    For many years, the Left in Israel and throughout the world has upheld the so-called “international community” as the arbiter of all things. From Israel’s right to exist to climate change, from American world leadership to genetically modified crops, the Left has maintained that the “international community” is the only body qualified to judge the truth, lawfulness, goodness and justice of all things.
  • Steve Chapman - Stimulus to Nowhere

    Stimulus to Nowhere

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 6/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mired in excruciating negotiations over the budget and the debt ceiling, President Barack Obama might reflect that things didn't have to turn out this way. The impasse grows mainly out of one major decision he made early on: pushing through a giant stimulus.
  • Rich Galen - Piling On

    Piling On

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 6/29/2011 11:51:00 AM EST
    "Rep. Bachmann is at the top of the hit parade among GOP candidates for the GOP nomination and so it is her turn to have every English language reporter on the planet take a shot at seeing if he or she can be the one who cuts Bachmann down to size."
  • Donald Lambro - Michele Bachmann to Party: Don't Sell Me Short

    Michele Bachmann to Party: Don't Sell Me Short

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 6/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has singularly achieved what the rest of her colleagues only dream of doing but never will: breaking out of the anonymity of 435 House members to become a national political figure in her own right and a candidate for the presidency.
  • David Limbaugh - What Was Chris Wallace Driving At?

    What Was Chris Wallace Driving At?

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 6/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I was disappointed that Chris Wallace asked Michele Bachmann whether she is a flake, but Wallace's behavior is hardly the most important issue involved.
  • John Andrews - A Lioness in the White House?

    A Lioness in the White House?

    John Andrews
    Posted: 6/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Palin and Bachmann know you don’t go on the playground unless you can take rough teasing, and both have survived worse. It’s a liberal man’s world in which conservative women are fair game for putdowns and the non-sexist PC rules apparently don’t apply.
  • Star Parker - Bachmann's Challenge to Romney

    Bachmann's Challenge to Romney

    Star Parker
    Posted: 6/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    A new Rasmussen poll shows that following the Republican debate in New Hampshire, Michele Bachmann catapulted into the number two slot as a prospective nominee behind Mitt Romney.
  • Kathryn Lopez - Bachmann Turns On Overdrive

    Bachmann Turns On Overdrive

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 6/17/2011 11:42:00 PM EST
    I've given birth to five babies, and I've taken 23 foster children into my home," Michele Bachmann explained from the stage of the first major Republican presidential primary debate of the 2012 season.
  • Paul Greenberg - The (Not So) Great Debate

    The (Not So) Great Debate

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 6/17/2011 3:05:00 PM EST
    Result: The economy grew dramatically through a succession of booms and busts, fits and starts, panics and peaks without anybody in the federal government planning it. You'd think it was a free country.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - The Pulchritudinous Michele Bachmann

    The Pulchritudinous Michele Bachmann

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 6/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Now Bachmann has entered public life in a big way. She declared her candidacy for president Monday night at the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire.
  • Michael Barone - Romney In Front As Feisty Bachmann Gains On Pawlenty

    Romney In Front As Feisty Bachmann Gains On Pawlenty

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 6/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "There were two clear winners in the Republican debate."
  • Emmett Tyrrell - The Pulchritudinous Michele Bachmann

    The Pulchritudinous Michele Bachmann

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 6/16/2011 12:00:00 AM EST
    Bachmann has entered public life in a big way. She is a tea partyer and a social conservative. In the campaign, both areas need addressing.
  • Donald Lambro - Republican Candidates Have This in Common: Take Out Obama

    Republican Candidates Have This in Common: Take Out Obama

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 6/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The leading contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination showed their stuff in a nationally televised debate in New Hampshire Monday night, and they weren't the "weak field" some polls had suggested.
  • John Ransom - Michele Bachmann's Outside Business Savvy

    Michele Bachmann's Outside Business Savvy

    John Ransom
    Posted: 6/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    For 2012, the subtext of the campaigns will likely be the intended consequences of legislation, like Dodd-Frank, that doesn’t even attempt to address the problems that they are supposed to ameliorate. That could benefit Michele Bachmann outsider bid to be president.
  • Michael Medved - Winners (Romney, Bachmann) And Losers In The GOP Debate

    Winners (Romney, Bachmann) And Losers In The GOP Debate

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 6/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The headline for the big GOP debate should read “ROMNEY SOLIDIFIES HIS STATUS AS FRONTRUNNER” but the appropriate sub-head may prove even more significant in the long run: “Bachmann Makes Energetic and Well-Received Debut.”
  • Rich Galen - Debts Unlimited

    Debts Unlimited

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 6/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    One final note about the CNN Republican debate Monday night: Judging from the number of Leroy Jethro Gibbs slaps to the back of the head I've received, I am apparently the only person in the known universe who didn't think Michelle Bachmann stole the show.
  • Bill Murchison - It's Debate Time in America

    It's Debate Time in America

    Bill Murchison
    Posted: 6/14/2011 1:56:00 PM EST
    The New Hampshire debate among seven Republican presidential candidates was no landmark of popular entertainment or political science, but it did put the White House's resident magician on notice.
  • Byron York - Like It or Not, Iowa Will Lead the Way in Choosing GOP Nominee

    Like It or Not, Iowa Will Lead the Way in Choosing GOP Nominee

    Byron York
    Posted: 6/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    With the 2012 Iowa caucuses just around the corner -- a scant eight months away -- it's time for the quadrennial season of Iowa bashing.
  • Hugh Hewitt - The GOP Field v. The MSM Meme Police

    The GOP Field v. The MSM Meme Police

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 6/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Republican primary voters have a very strong field of potential opponents for President Obama in November 2012 from which to choose.
  • Star Parker - Tea Party – A Movement in Search of a Leader

    Tea Party – A Movement in Search of a Leader

    Star Parker
    Posted: 5/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The question on the table today is whether revolutionary Tea Party sentiments that unseated 25% of the Democrats in Congress in 2010 have now vanished into a whimper.