Occupy Wall Street Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • Thomas Sowell - Christmas Books

    Christmas Books

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 12/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The joys of Christmas do not include coping with crowds at shopping malls or wracking your brains trying to figure out what to get as a gift for someone who already seems to have everything.
  • Ken Blackwell - Piddler on the Roof

    Piddler on the Roof

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 12/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    They say they want to draw attention to income inequality. They have. We all now know that they claim to represent the 99% against the income gains of the 1%. They say they want a more open, more democratic government.
  • Harry R. Jackson, Jr. - OWS: How Far We Have Fallen

    OWS: How Far We Have Fallen

    Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
    Posted: 12/5/2011 2:23:00 PM EST
    If they were serious, the OWS Protestors would stop comparing themselves to Civil Rights activists of the past and learn from them instead.
  • Kevin McCullough - Why Income Inequality is Pure Myth

    Why Income Inequality is Pure Myth

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 12/5/2011 2:21:00 PM EST
    In every interview that is done on television, and on just about every discussion held on talk radio, the forces of Occupy Wall Street were allowed to perpetuate an idea that could not be more false.
  • Jeff  Carter - An Occupy Wall Street Rant

    An Occupy Wall Street Rant

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 12/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Occupy Wall Street wants to dictate. They aren’t interested in competing and listening.
  • Jonah Goldberg - The Problem With China Envy

    The Problem With China Envy

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 12/2/2011 12:26:00 PM EST
    In 2008, I wrote a book called "Liberal Fascism." That title came from H.G. Wells, one of the most important socialist writers in the English language. He believed, as did his fellow Fabian socialists, that Western democratic capitalism had outlived its usefulness.
  • Michelle Malkin - Miley Cyrus, Occupier Poster Girl

    Miley Cyrus, Occupier Poster Girl

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 12/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    She's perfect. Miley Cyrus, Hollywood's perpetually half-dressed wild child with an insatiable appetite for attention, jumped in front of the Occupy Wall Street bandwagon this week. The young Disney mogul unveiled a YouTube anthem hailing the aimless, anti-capitalist protesters. Smells like opportunistic teen queen spirit.
  • Susan Stamper Brown - We Are Not "The 99 Percent"

    We Are Not "The 99 Percent"

    Susan Stamper Brown
    Posted: 11/30/2011 3:37:00 PM EST
    As I write, the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement's popularity is dropping just about as rapidly as the movement's masses are being kicked out of the places across the country they've all but destroyed.
  • Paul Greenberg - Occupied or vacant?

    Occupied or vacant?

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 11/30/2011 2:34:00 PM EST
    The only serious question raised by Occupy Wall Street/Little Rock/(fill in the name of your own city here) is whether it can be taken seriously.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Courting Joe the Puppeteer

    Courting Joe the Puppeteer

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 11/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Earlier this month, the left highlighted Joe Therrien as a symbol of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Frustrated with the shortcomings of the school system, Therrien quit his job and "set off to get an MFA in his passion -- puppetry." Three years and $35,000 in student-loan debt later, Therrien returned home to find he couldn't land a full-time job. Apparently, a master's in puppetry doesn't provide the competitive edge in the marketplace he'd hoped for.
  • Doug Giles - From a Global Perspective, the 99 Percent Are Actually the 1 Percent

    From a Global Perspective, the 99 Percent Are Actually the 1 Percent

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 11/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As I watch the various college-aged Occupiers in their True Religion jeans talk about how bad they’ve got it while they tweet on their Macs during a catered lunch consisting of salmon filets with dill sauce as a Rasta Columbia grad student strums gently on his Washburn 118SW, I keep thinking, “You charmed babies don’t have it that bad.”
  • Paul  Kengor - An "Occupy Wall Street" Thanksgiving?

    An "Occupy Wall Street" Thanksgiving?

    Paul Kengor
    Posted: 11/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    From my Religious Left friend, Jim Wallis: "It's time to invite the Occupy Movement to church! And Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion." Good luck, Jim. I sincerely hope things in New York in 2011 turn out better than they did in Chicago in 1969.
  • Cal  Thomas - Thankfulness and OWS

    Thankfulness and OWS

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 11/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    For more than half my life I was a 99-percenter. I kept my first pay stubs in the news business to remind me where I came from and what was necessary in order to get where I am today.
  • Larry Elder - Hey, Occupy Wall Street: Wealth Isn't a Civil Right

    Hey, Occupy Wall Street: Wealth Isn't a Civil Right

    Larry Elder
    Posted: 11/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Everything demanded by the Occupy Wall Streeters -- whether "free" health care, a "world-class education" or a "guaranteed living-wage income regardless of employment" status -- costs money.
  • Brent Bozell - Pouncing on Pepper Spray

    Pouncing on Pepper Spray

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 11/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    After the national media spent the month of October chronicling the "historic" Occupy Wall Street protesters in what Diane Sawyer bizarrely blurted out as happening in "more than 1,000 countries," the myth began to melt.
  • Mike Adams - Occupy Wall Street Labor Day Telethon

    Occupy Wall Street Labor Day Telethon

    Mike Adams
    Posted: 11/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There’s big news breaking simultaneously in the world of entertainment and in the not-so-different world of politics. Jerry Lewis is coming out of retirement. And he’s doing it just in time for the first annual Occupy Wall Street Labor Day Telethon.
  • Bruce Bialosky - They are Just Soft Whiners

    They are Just Soft Whiners

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 11/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    What we have are the young Americans of the Occupy generation, a group of people who went through college expecting (yes, expecting) that upon graduation, they would be rewarded with a job where they would continue to be pampered. Someone needs to slap these kids across the head.
  • Terry Paulson - Long Live the American Dream

    Long Live the American Dream

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 11/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Liberal politicians and the occupiers who are encamped in our cities are selling a discouraging story that the American Dream is dead and out of the reach for the average citizen without government actively engaging in wealth redistribution and entitlement programs.
  • Derek Hunter - Generation Mutant: Occupiers are the Natural Spawn of the Progressive Movement

    Generation Mutant: Occupiers are the Natural Spawn of the Progressive Movement

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 11/20/2011 12:39:00 AM EST
    Watching the “Occupy Wall Street” mutants (as I less-than-affectionately call them) riot on Thursday as part of their “Day of Action,” I couldn’t help but notice a striking resemblance to children throwing temper tantrums. And I couldn’t help but think: Why would adults act this way?