Nomination on Townhall

Emmett Tyrrell - Thu Jan 17

Former senator Chuck Hagel is a suave, energetic, spirited fellow. He is intelligent, and from his early youth apparently patriotic and undoubtedly courageous. He showed that in Vietnam. Hagel has been a Republican senator and an accomplished businessman. Now he is President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of defense. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Tue Jan 15

It should be interesting, the confirmation hearings on the nomination of Charles Hagel to be the next secretary of defense of the United States. ... more

Cal Thomas - Thu Jan 10

Biography isn't policy. President Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical lapses and two purple hearts from a war many opposed and many more tried to avoid. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Wed Jan 9

It's official. President Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John Tower (R-Texas) more than 20 years ago. ... more