Occupy Wall Street Columns on Townhall

  • Hugh Hewitt - The Debates Ahead: Time for the National Security Questions

    The Debates Ahead: Time for the National Security Questions

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 11/4/2011 10:03:00 AM EST
    There are at least five debates scheduled for the entire GOP field in the balance of November, and one “Lincoln-Douglas” style debate between Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain as well, set for tomorrow in Texas.
  • Ed Feulner - The Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

    The Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall Street

    Ed Feulner
    Posted: 11/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama recently compared the Tea Party to the Occupy Wall Street protests, telling ABC News’ Jake Tapper, “in some ways they’re not that different.” We beg to differ. The Tea Party and the protestors are almost exact opposites.
  • John Andrews - 2012 Won't Sink Resilient America

    2012 Won't Sink Resilient America

    John Andrews
    Posted: 11/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In a year and a week, we’ll know who Americans want for president. Anybody who claims much certainty about it until then is howling at the moon. I have no prescience about the race, other than to implore my fellow Republicans against over-confidence in the face of Obama’s potent incumbency and billion-dollar war chest.
  • Cliff May - What’s Wrong with Economic Justice?

    What’s Wrong with Economic Justice?

    Cliff May
    Posted: 11/3/2011 3:09:00 PM EST
    Imagine someone showing up at your home and saying: “We’re from the government. We’ve determined that this dwelling has more living space than you and your family need. There are so many people who do not have enough. So we’re going to move another family in with you.”
  • J.D. Thorpe - The Free Market's Assault on Bank of America

    The Free Market's Assault on Bank of America

    J.D. Thorpe
    Posted: 11/3/2011 2:32:00 PM EST
    Many – including the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) crowd – have expressed outrage over Bank of America’s recent attempt to charge customers a $5 monthly fee to use their debit card. These people deplored the move and used it as another symbol of greedy Wall Street “Robber Barons” sticking it to the little guy.
  • Larry Kelley - Bring It All Down, Man

    Bring It All Down, Man

    Larry Kelley
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:51:00 PM EST
    In attending the occupation of Oakland, I was struck by how the American Left has coalesced around the advocacy of Saul Alinsky, a man that 99% of the so called 99%ers have doubtlessly never heard of.
  • Matt Towery - How to Handle the "Occupiers": America's New Great Mayor

    How to Handle the "Occupiers": America's New Great Mayor

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Kasim Reed is a Democrat. He supports President Obama. He's no candidate for converting to the GOP. But whether one is a Republican or Democrat, they should be following the career of this young and vibrant man who is teaching the rest of America how to handle a crisis.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - Who Are These Fat-Cat Few at the Top?

    Who Are These Fat-Cat Few at the Top?

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    First lady Michelle Obama the other day railed at "the few at the top," who do all sorts of bad things. A few months ago, we began hearing of the "1 percent" who are responsible for the current economic mess. "They" apparently make all their money at the expense of the other 99 percent. Are they the same as last year's villains, who had not paid "their fair share" in making over $200,000 in annual income?
  • Jeff Jacoby - Occupiers, Tea Partiers, and the Tenth Commandment

    Occupiers, Tea Partiers, and the Tenth Commandment

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 11/2/2011 11:14:00 AM EST
    At the Occupy Phoenix demonstrations, fliers encourage protesters to violently resist police officers, asserting that "you will usually have only two options: submit, or kill the cop." At Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, an Occupy Wall Street protester was sexually assaulted in her tent; according to the New York Post, a woman was raped at the same site a few weeks earlier.
  • John Hanlon - Corporate Villains, "In Time" and Occupy Wall Street

    Corporate Villains, "In Time" and Occupy Wall Street

    John Hanlon
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Several months ago, film critic Nell Minow – aka The Movie Mom-- presented a segment on “Roger Ebert Presents” about corporate villians and she noted that "the most frequent villian in movies is the American corporation." She added that many films, which are often made and distributed by corporations themselves, use corporations as their “villain of choice”.
  • Thomas Sowell - Democracy Versus Mob Rule

    Democracy Versus Mob Rule

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In various cities across the country, mobs of mostly young, mostly incoherent, often noisy and sometimes violent demonstrators are making themselves a major nuisance.
  • Marvin Olasky - American Spirit of Social Entrepreneurship Should Provide Hope When Pessimism Knocks

    American Spirit of Social Entrepreneurship Should Provide Hope When Pessimism Knocks

    Marvin Olasky
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    WORLD Magazine’s current cover story is about hope in Afghanistan. This column is about hope in America. Occupy Wall Street cadres shout that selfishness rules America, but thousands of compassionate programs show that an odds-defying altruism remains. Some programs are Christian, some are secular—and let me say a few words about both kinds.
  • Marybeth Hicks - Occupiers Prove Point of Column in Emails

    Occupiers Prove Point of Column in Emails

    Marybeth Hicks
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If my email is any indication, the great divide in our nation is not between the haves and the have-nots, but between the literate and the folks who never learned the difference between there, their and they’re.
  • Brent Bozell - Protests Go Violent, but Media Stay Syrupy

    Protests Go Violent, but Media Stay Syrupy

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    NBC anchor Brian Williams, in the argot of the moment, certainly belongs to "The One Percent." He lives in the glass-encased Bloomberg Tower in mid-town Manhattan, 34 stories above the tony restaurant Le Cirque at 58th Street and Lexington Avenue.
  • Hadley Heath - Millennials’ Choice: To Occupy or Not to Occupy?

    Millennials’ Choice: To Occupy or Not to Occupy?

    Hadley Heath
    Posted: 11/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When the Occupy Wall Street protest began, most Americans didn’t know what to make of it. Some immediately passed judgment (“They’re just a bunch of want-to-be hippies!”), some immediately took to its defense (“They just want equality!”), but most people watched in a mix of confusion, appreciation, fear, and fascination.
  • Kyle Olson - #Occupy’s Favorite Anti-Semitic Teacher Turns Her Sights on LA School Board

    #Occupy’s Favorite Anti-Semitic Teacher Turns Her Sights on LA School Board

    Kyle Olson
    Posted: 11/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Patricia McAllister is the anti-Semitic gasbag who recently spouted racist remarks to Reason.tv. She was summarily fired by the Los Angeles Unified School District where she was an at-will substitute teacher. When a Fox 11 reporter gave her a chance to clarify her remarks, she continued with the same moronic diatribe: “Jews have been run out of 109 countries throughout history – we need to run them out of this one.”
  • Robert Knight - Massaging the News for the Masses

    Massaging the News for the Masses

    Robert Knight
    Posted: 11/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Liberal press bias has been so stark and the lying by omission so blatant that it's time to take stock again.
  • Bruce Bialosky - I Love Herman Cain

    I Love Herman Cain

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 10/31/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s not difficult to see why Herman Cain has risen in the electoral polls. He clearly states principles that Republicans believe, and he does it without hesitation and without remorse. If you don’t love Herman Cain, you’re probably neither a Republican nor a conservative. But the big question is whether he should be the Republican nominee for President.
  • John Ransom - Broke Green Co. Greases Director Six Figures for Obama Loans

    Broke Green Co. Greases Director Six Figures for Obama Loans

    John Ransom
    Posted: 10/31/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    A green company hurtling towards bankruptcy with strong ties to Senator Harry Reid paid a director the lion's share of $750k for Obama loan guarantees.
  • Derek Hunter - In Defense of Lobbying

    In Defense of Lobbying

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 10/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I have a confession to make. I used to be a registered lobbyist.