Occupy Wall Street Columns on Townhall

  • Marvin Folkertsma - Wall Street, the Mob, and the French Connection

    Wall Street, the Mob, and the French Connection

    Marvin Folkertsma
    Posted: 10/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    For the Obama administration, after nearly three years of railing against “millionaires and billionaires” and American free enterprise while touting a European-style welfare state, the rise of the mob must appear as a godsend. But mobs are dangerous.
  • Jeff  Carter - It’s a Bull! And What a Lot of Bull It Is

    It’s a Bull! And What a Lot of Bull It Is

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 10/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    A lot of commentators in the media will pin the rally on Obama. But frankly, the break wasn’t about Obama and neither is the rally. It’s all Europe. Obama’s policies have hurt the market more than helped, and this months rally isn’t indicative of them.
  • Brett McMahon - Protesters Occupy Irony on Reliance on Markets

    Protesters Occupy Irony on Reliance on Markets

    Brett McMahon
    Posted: 10/28/2011 2:34:00 PM EST
    Of the convoluted, often silly, raft of demands, communiques, and babbling out of the Occupy Wall Street public relations campaign, perhaps no intellectual conflict is more intriguing than the central thrust against bankers’ profiting greatly through complicated financial instruments.
  • Jeff  Carter - Occupy Wall Street and Entrepreneur Investment

    Occupy Wall Street and Entrepreneur Investment

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 10/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Here is a different way to put it. If you are a VC that supports Occupy Wall Street, don’t invest one new dollar in Silicon Valley or Boston or Austin. They are the 1%. Invest in Detroit or Cleveland. Aren’t they the 99%? If you happen to be fortunate enough to earn a return, donate most of the profit to charity.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Why Occupy Wall Street Needs a Republican President

    Why Occupy Wall Street Needs a Republican President

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 10/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There's only one way the Occupy Wall Street movement can become like the tea parties, and that's for Barack Obama to lose in 2012. Why? Because Obama is the most divisive figure in American politics today.
  • Brian Birdnow - Occupy Wall Street: Liberalism’s Continuing War With Normalcy

    Occupy Wall Street: Liberalism’s Continuing War With Normalcy

    Brian Birdnow
    Posted: 10/27/2011 2:37:00 PM EST
    The Occupy Wall Street movement, and its host of copycat imitators around the country have garnered much attention recently. They have been largely lauded by the mainstream media, who have explained that the occupiers are idealistic youth guided by altruism and concern for the downtrodden.
  • Larry Elder - Occupy Wall Street Demands Life Without Hardship

    Occupy Wall Street Demands Life Without Hardship

    Larry Elder
    Posted: 10/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "Don't touch me!" the man in the wheelchair shouted to stop me from placing my hand on what used to be his left arm.
  • Kyle Olson - Far-Left Teachers and NYTimes Promote Lesson Plans on #OccupyWallStreet

    Far-Left Teachers and NYTimes Promote Lesson Plans on #OccupyWallStreet

    Kyle Olson
    Posted: 10/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Far-left social justice teachers never miss an opportunity to push their agenda in the classroom.
  • Emmett Tyrrell - Those Demonstrators in the Park

    Those Demonstrators in the Park

    Emmett Tyrrell
    Posted: 10/27/2011 12:00:00 AM EST
    It's called the Taranto Principle, and it's now being employed by the Kultursmogists to blanket the country in a preposterosity: namely that the Tea Partyers and the Occupy Wall Street crowd have much in common. So go ahead, loyal Democrats, and take up the Occupiers' anger.
  • Matt Mackowiak - Makers, Takers and Occupiers

    Makers, Takers and Occupiers

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 10/26/2011 1:58:00 PM EST
    Angry protesters are uncertain of what they want, except for more.
  • Walter E. Williams - Profits Are for People

    Profits Are for People

    Walter E. Williams
    Posted: 10/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are demanding "people before profits" -- as if profit motivation were the source of mankind's troubles -- when it's often the absence of profit motivation that's the true villain.
  • Brent Bozell - Time to Cut off NPR

    Time to Cut off NPR

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 10/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    National Public Radio continues to define itself in every way as a taxpayer-funded nest of leftism. NPR couldn't just supportively report on the Occupy Wall Street protests. A fire-breathing spokeswoman for the "Occupy D.C." protests against capitalism was also an NPR host.
  • Paul Greenberg - Just Call 9-9-9

    Just Call 9-9-9

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 10/25/2011 3:21:00 PM EST
    Somewhere in all this dissatisfaction, there may be the germ of a workable idea -- a sharp needle in this haystack of complaints, protests and notions-and-nostrums. It's possible. 'Tis an ill political will that blows no one any good.
  • Tony Katz - Tea Party and OWS -- No Comparison

    Tea Party and OWS -- No Comparison

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 10/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Steve Annear has an article on Metro.US about the new safety team circulating the Tent City Square, a.k.a. Occupy Boston, a satellite of the original Occupy Wall Street. According to Annear, a team of eight people - armed with neon vests and walkie-talkies - patrol the make-shift town to keep the "residents" safe.
  • John Hawkins - 5 Myths Helping to Drive Occupy Wall Street

    5 Myths Helping to Drive Occupy Wall Street

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 10/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Occupy Wall Street is a lot like Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. It's so vague that everyone sees what he wants to see in the protests.
  • Jeff  Carter - No Logic in The Occupy Wall Street Movement

    No Logic in The Occupy Wall Street Movement

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 10/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The problem with the Occupy Wall Street movement is that they tapped into a similar nerve that the Tea Party tapped into. Americans are sick of bank bailouts. But instead of directing their anger at Big Government, the OWS crowd went after the beneficiaries of big guvmint. And their anwswer? Bigger government.
  • Doug Giles - Four Habits of an Occupy Wall Street Occupuss

    Four Habits of an Occupy Wall Street Occupuss

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 10/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Blameshifting, according to success expert Stephen Covey, is a key habit to being a hobbled and broke Occupy Occupuss. The other day I saw a trust fund baby Columbia grad at an OWS rally blathering about how Wall Street was “oppressing” him, and I’m sitting there thinking, “Yeah, sure. It’s Wall Street’s fault you can’t find gainful employment.
  • Lurita Doan - Occupy Hollywood Not Wall Street

    Occupy Hollywood Not Wall Street

    Lurita Doan
    Posted: 10/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As Americans watch the misguided Occupy Wall Street protesters continue to press their disjointed, anti-capitalist, anti-American message, it seems that it might be time for a counter effort aimed at Hollywood.
  • Katie Kieffer - Sex Sells Socialism

    Sex Sells Socialism

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 10/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When all else fails, sex sells. The only way to sell the American public on socialism is to use sex appeal because socialism does not appeal to reason or justice. And watching handsome high rollers head to prison is no doubt an Occupy Wall Streeter’s notion of ultimate bondage sex appeal.
  • Salena Zito - Money & Politics in Oklahoma Zito

    Money & Politics in Oklahoma Zito

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 10/23/2011 8:38:00 AM EST
    TULSA, Okla. – “I don't say I am no better than anybody else but I’ll be damned if I ain’t just as good.”