Occupy Wall Street Columns on Townhall

  • Michael Prell - Thou Shall Not Covet

    Thou Shall Not Covet

    Michael Prell
    Posted: 1/30/2012 1:19:00 PM EST
    Thou shall not covet your neighbor’s house, your neighbor’s wife, not “anything that is your neighbor’s." Not anything.
  • Rachel Alexander - An Open Letter to the Occupiers from Generation X

    An Open Letter to the Occupiers from Generation X

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 1/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    To the Occupy movement: I know some of you mean well. I even share some of your concerns. The dismal economy has made it difficult to find a good job with benefits. Meanwhile, the government is bailing out the wealthy banks and mortgage lenders that helped precipitate this depressed economy.
  • Thomas Sowell - An Ignored 'Disparity': Part II

    An Ignored 'Disparity': Part II

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 1/18/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    One of the ways of trying to reduce the vast disparities in economic success, which are common in countries around the world, is by making higher education more widely available, even for people without the money to pay for it.
  • Paul Greenberg - Occupy Everything!

    Occupy Everything!

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 1/11/2012 3:51:00 PM EST
    Who says Occupy Wall Street hasn't accomplished something specific?
  • Townhall.com Staff - Forget 1980 -- 2012 Might Just Be '68

    Forget 1980 -- 2012 Might Just Be '68

    Townhall.com Staff
    Posted: 1/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Everyone’s a pundit in a year like this one, and those who’ve long been talking about the upcoming election have heavily debated whether 2012 will be similar to 1980.
  • Paul Greenberg - The Comedy Club

    The Comedy Club

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 1/5/2012 1:35:00 PM EST
    It seems former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter has undertaken a second career as a stand-up comic. He's now switching occupations the way he once switched political parties.
  • Brent Bozell - Occupy's Celebrity 1 Percent Backers

    Occupy's Celebrity 1 Percent Backers

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 1/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Occupy Wall Street movement has hit several huge roadblocks. First it was the cold temperatures that sent many home. Next was the long-overdue decision to evacuate them out of public parks by liberal Democrat mayors. But another huge roadblock that's emerging: their enormous hypocrisy on wealth.
  • Jonah Goldberg - 2011: You Can't Win For Losing

    2011: You Can't Win For Losing

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 12/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    You'll recall that 2011 began with the oafish actor celebrating his own narcotic and sexual crapulence like a victorious gladiator working the crowds. He was egged on by a media with as much decency as the cons on the top tiers of the prison who chant "fresh fish" as the new inmates walk into general pop, their eyes stinging from delousing powder.
  • Derek Hunter - It's Christmas, so...I Got Nuthin'

    It's Christmas, so...I Got Nuthin'

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 12/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s Christmas, and in the spirit of the season I’m inclined to avoid writing a column with my usual snarky tone. But what topic to choose? What will I be able to write 700-800 words about without mocking? Frankly, I’m not really sure.
  • Larry Elder - The Black Occupy Protester -- Missing in Action

    The Black Occupy Protester -- Missing in Action

    Larry Elder
    Posted: 12/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As "Person of the Year," Time magazine named "The Protester." The subhead read, "From the Arab Spring to Athens, From Occupy Wall Street to Moscow."
  • Michael Prell - Fair Is a Four Letter Word

    Fair Is a Four Letter Word

    Michael Prell
    Posted: 12/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    “It’s not fair” is one of the first things we say as children and one of the last things we say before we leave this world. In between, we call it: growing up.
  • Charlotte Hays - TIME Glorifies Protesters, Regardless of Their Cause

    TIME Glorifies Protesters, Regardless of Their Cause

    Charlotte Hays
    Posted: 12/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As a former Time magazine “Person of the Year” myself (2006—look it up), I was intrigued by the editors’ choice of my latest successor: As you may have heard by now, POY for 2011 is “The Protestor,” an amalgam of Occupy Wall Street and people being gunned down in the Middle East.
  • Salena Zito - The View From the Bridge

    The View From the Bridge

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 12/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 at the height of America’s most turbulent political era. Built with steel, adorned with electricity, this marvel of the future was rooted in our past – a pivotal moment in the Revolutionary War.
  • Townhall.com Staff - The Rich Are Getting Richer; So Are the Poor

    The Rich Are Getting Richer; So Are the Poor

    Townhall.com Staff
    Posted: 12/14/2011 1:17:00 PM EST
    “No matter your thoughts about the Occupy Wall Street movement, the protesters were right in at least one respect: The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer.”
  • Michelle Malkin - Port Whine: Big Labor's Occu-Punks

    Port Whine: Big Labor's Occu-Punks

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 12/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Scruffy progressive protesters locked themselves together across railroad tracks, blocked traffic and shouted profanities at police on Tuesday in a coordinated "West Coast Port Shutdown." Truckers lost wages. Shippers lost business.
  • Salena Zito - Self-Made Verses Entitlement

    Self-Made Verses Entitlement

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 12/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As America’s first treasury secretary, Hamilton established a monetary system that still exists today, said Dr. Ronald Surmacz, a Duquesne University expert on American economic history. And he was “one of the primary authors of the Federalist Papers, the literary defense of the Constitution, and helped create parts of the Constitution.”
  • Kyle Olson - Occupy Geniuses: Cut Education Costs by Giving Free Stuff to Teachers

    Occupy Geniuses: Cut Education Costs by Giving Free Stuff to Teachers

    Kyle Olson
    Posted: 12/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    We have come to appreciate the Occupiers for their fundamental misunderstanding of economics. We’ve also come to look forward to the latest arrest statistics or video of delusional protesters weeping for their Lost Tent City.
  • Mary Grabar - Dissident Prof Rants: The Media Bias against Occupy Wall Street!

    Dissident Prof Rants: The Media Bias against Occupy Wall Street!

    Mary Grabar
    Posted: 12/8/2011 3:28:00 PM EST
    Eric Alterman, Senior Fellow and “distinguished professor of English” at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, asks in his most recent article, “Why Do the Mainstream Media Like the Tea Party More than Occupy Wall Street?”
  • John Hawkins - The Problem With The Occupy Wall Street Generation

    The Problem With The Occupy Wall Street Generation

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 12/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Playing baseball games without keeping score. Parents not allowed to cheer for one side or the other at basketball games.
  • Rich Tucker - Not Getting What they Paid For

    Not Getting What they Paid For

    Rich Tucker
    Posted: 12/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Don’t say James Madison didn’t warn us.