Occupy Wall Street Columns on Townhall

  • John Stossel - Wall Street Protesters Half Right

    Wall Street Protesters Half Right

    John Stossel
    Posted: 10/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    What's there to say about Occupy Wall Street? The answer isn't so simple. Some complain about taxpayer bailouts of businesses. Good for them. In a true free market, failing firms would go out of business. They couldn't turn to Washington for help.
  • Paul Greenberg - The Anatomy of a Protest

    The Anatomy of a Protest

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 10/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Gravity has its laws courtesy of Sir Isaac Newton, and protest has its authoritative field notes by Eric Hoffer.
  • Jeff  Carter - Replacing Big Government with Bigger Government

    Replacing Big Government with Bigger Government

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 10/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If Occupy Wall Streeters had any common sense, they would be marching upon the bureaucratic offices of the government. They would be marching upon the biggest supporter of big government and increased regulation that we have ever seen, Barack Obama.
  • David Limbaugh - Obama and Occupy Wall Street Are One

    Obama and Occupy Wall Street Are One

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 10/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama acts as though he merely sympathizes with the Wall Street occupiers' "broad-based frustration" about how America's financial system works, but he's doing a lot more than sympathizing. He's fanning their flames.
  • Kyle Olson - Occupy Arrest Scam Unmasked

    Occupy Arrest Scam Unmasked

    Kyle Olson
    Posted: 10/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Leftists love to get arrested at protests. It must make them feel like adults and compensates for their otherwise very childish behavior.
  • John Hawkins - The Conservative Case Against Mitt Romney (2011 Edition)

    The Conservative Case Against Mitt Romney (2011 Edition)

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 10/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    He has excellent name recognition, he's extremely well organized, he's a great fundraiser, he's become a polished debater, and he's not gaffe prone....All that being said, there's a reason why Mitt Romney has been unable to walk away with the nomination despite all of those advantages.
  • Crystal Wright - Occupy Wall Street Is Bitter, Unwieldy Brew

    Occupy Wall Street Is Bitter, Unwieldy Brew

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 10/17/2011 2:12:00 PM EST
    Occupy Wall Street is NO Tea Party! The masses of people collecting in New York City, across the country and world in the name of OWS look more like riots (reminiscent of the 1960s free love variety) than a movement. Participants in this “inchoate” movement as liberal and conservative media have described it, have trashed parks, attacked police, set cars ablaze and paraded around topless in the name of what?
  • Katie Kieffer - Why Capitalism Glorifies God

    Why Capitalism Glorifies God

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 10/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I believe in one God, the creator of the universe. I believe that renouncing capitalism is irrational and that to deny reason is to deny the existence of God.
  • Kyle Olson - #OccupyOakland Panic: ‘The Potties Are Full!’

    #OccupyOakland Panic: ‘The Potties Are Full!’

    Kyle Olson
    Posted: 10/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Occupy Oakland movement officially kicked off on Monday, October 10 at 4 pm. In a bold act of solidarity, the Oakland Education Association provided the occupiers with four Porta-Potty units, but that wasn’t enough for a movement as large as this one.
  • John Ransom - The Extra Legal Agenda of the Democrat Wing of the Democrat Party

    The Extra Legal Agenda of the Democrat Wing of the Democrat Party

    John Ransom
    Posted: 10/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Occupy Wall Street is made up of a bunch of European-style nihilists in the purest sense. Their stock-in trade is alienation, Jared Lee Loughner-style. They are talking revolution; extra-legal punishment; confiscation of property; the recognition of rocks and trees as people.
  • Mike Shedlock - Occupy Wall Street Protests Go Global, Turn Violent in Rome

    Occupy Wall Street Protests Go Global, Turn Violent in Rome

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 10/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Bailing out the bondholders ever is simply wrong. Those who take risks need to pay the price. These protests are just a start of what we will see if bondholders and banks are bailed out again on the backs of taxpayers.
  • Austin Hill - Occupy This!

    Occupy This!

    Austin Hill
    Posted: 10/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Hey Wall Street “occupiers.” What do you suppose would happen to the United States if the rest of us – I’ll call us “the other 99.99%” – started behaving like you? Will you allow this question to “occupy” your minds for a moment?
  • Derek Hunter - Democrats, the Media and the Heart of the "Occupy" Movement

    Democrats, the Media and the Heart of the "Occupy" Movement

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 10/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    “What do they want?” is a common refrain in the media these days. Left-wing talking heads and progressive TV hosts are still scrambling to figure out exactly what the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd is up to.
  • Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - Occupy Wall Street is a Menace, Prepare for Violence

    Occupy Wall Street is a Menace, Prepare for Violence

    Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Posted: 10/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The year was 1999 and the anarchists descended on Seattle. They were called a peaceful group of human rights leaders, students, environmental groups, etc., wanting fairer trade with less exploitation. Sounds like the group down on Wall Street. Prepare for violence. We remember this crowd.
  • Michelle Malkin - Costs of the Occupiers

    Costs of the Occupiers

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 10/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The trash generated by the "Occupy Wall Street" protests keeps piling up. So do the bills. Liberal media outlets claim the anarchic, anti-capitalist movement is more popular than the tea party. But wait until Americans across the country get a full picture of the costs of the aimless occupiers.
  • John Ransom - GOP's Lugar Resigns from Occupy Wall Street Support Group

    GOP's Lugar Resigns from Occupy Wall Street Support Group

    John Ransom
    Posted: 10/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Going through ideological miasma on the Roosevelt Institute’s and the Campus Network’s websites, it’s hard to understand how any real Republican could have signed up with a lefty group while expecting to hold on to the nomination for US Senate from his supposedly conservative party.
  • John Ransom - Jimmy Hoffa and Feds Scheme to Control Teamsters

    Jimmy Hoffa and Feds Scheme to Control Teamsters

    John Ransom
    Posted: 10/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Hoffa and the Justice Department, says the man who wants head up the Teamsters union, have abused a decades-old consent decree, “which was once used to remove mobsters two decades ago, [but] is now being used to target [Hoffa’s] critics” through a “rogue investigative unit set up by the decree.”
  • Matt Towery - American Meltdown: Two Revolts, Entirely Different Revolutionaries

    American Meltdown: Two Revolts, Entirely Different Revolutionaries

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 10/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    America is undergoing a revolution. Two revolutions, to be exact. One is made up of hardworking families who believe that what matters -- or should matter -- are their good efforts, minimal government intrusion in their lives, and a fair but free enterprise system that incentivizes small businesses and doesn't countermand that incentive by imposing a burdensome tax liability.
  • Ralph Benko - Debauching OWS

    Debauching OWS

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 10/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.
  • Ann Coulter - Wingless, Bloodsucking and Parasitic: Meet the Flea Party!

    Wingless, Bloodsucking and Parasitic: Meet the Flea Party!

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 10/12/2011 7:10:00 PM EST
    So far, the only major accomplishment of the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters is that they have finally put an end to their previous initiative, "Occupy Our Mothers' Basements."