Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • Randall DeSoto - Can Barack Obama and the Democrats Find Balance?

    Can Barack Obama and the Democrats Find Balance?

    Randall DeSoto
    Posted: 3/21/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the balancing act going on in Washington right now, for one side the term is layered with meaning, while for the other, its meaning could not be clearer. For President Obama and the Democrats, first and foremost balance means making sure the “wealthiest Americans” ante up and pay their “fair share.”
  • Michael Tanner - The Right Step from Ryan

    The Right Step from Ryan

    Michael Tanner
    Posted: 3/18/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Ryan budget provides a view of Republican priorities and their vision for how to increase economic growth, reform entitlements, and balance the budget. While timid and imperfect, Ryan’s plan shows that Republicans are at least looking in the right direction.
  • David Limbaugh - GOP Must Launch Reality Offensive

    GOP Must Launch Reality Offensive

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 3/15/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    How can anyone take President Obama seriously when he tells us our national debt is no big deal? Well, we have to take him seriously, because, unserious thinking or not, he has serious power, including the power to obstruct progress on reducing the debt.
  • Bob Barr - Ryan’s Plan Deserves Kudos, Not Boos

    Ryan’s Plan Deserves Kudos, Not Boos

    Bob Barr
    Posted: 3/13/2013 9:34:00 AM EST
    Instead of wailing and gnashing of fiscal teeth, Congress and the President ought to be heaving a sigh of relief and heaping kudos on the former vice-presidential nominee, for doing what they collectively and separately have failed to accomplish.
  • Michael Barone - Obama Flails as Republicans Stand Firm on Sequester

    Obama Flails as Republicans Stand Firm on Sequester

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 3/11/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    They're flailing. That's the impression I get from watching Barack Obama and his White House over the past week.
  • Cal  Thomas - Ryan's Hope

    Ryan's Hope

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 2/28/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    In an interview I conducted with him on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Ryan told me he believes a majority of Americans will come to understand how bad the debt is after the rhetoric gives way to reality.
  • Mona Charen - Does Poverty Still Matter?

    Does Poverty Still Matter?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 1/25/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Republican Party is picking up the pieces. Speaking of the ticket's loss for the first time since the election, Rep. Paul Ryan noted that many voters "don't think or know that we have good ideas" on fighting poverty and "helping people move up the ladder of life."
  • Matt Towery - GOP Leaders May Finally Be Catching On

    GOP Leaders May Finally Be Catching On

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 1/18/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Speaker John Boehner finally declared this week that President Obama's goal over the next few years is to "annihilate" the GOP. Wow, he finally figured that out. And to reporters about his ticket's defeat in November, Rep. Paul Ryan stated that there was a failure to turn potential Republican voters out -- again, another "ah ha" moment.
  • John C. Goodman - Obama is at Fault

    Obama is at Fault

    John C. Goodman
    Posted: 1/12/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Do you remember what the mainstream media mainly talked about as the country careened toward the fiscal cliff? Did they talk about the harmful economic effects of impending tax increases? Did they talk about which tax increases would be worse than others? Did they talk about the need to get rid of waste in government without causing economic harm?
  • Debra J. Saunders - Romney at the Bat

    Romney at the Bat

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 12/30/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The outlook wasn't brilliant for the GOP this year:

    The economy had tanked; hope and change had morphed to fear.

    The strong and swift refused to join the presidential race.

  • Steve Deace - Predicting the Biggest Stories of 2013, Part 1

    Predicting the Biggest Stories of 2013, Part 1

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 12/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Each December I gaze into my crystal ball and predict what I believe will be the top 10 stories of the coming year. I almost never get these right but they’re fun to speculate about nevertheless.
  • Ralph Benko - Tale of Two Presidential Aspirants: Paul Ryan Disses the Gold Standard; Marco Rubio Proposes Good Money

    Tale of Two Presidential Aspirants: Paul Ryan Disses the Gold Standard; Marco Rubio Proposes Good Money

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 12/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It may have been one of the strangest moments in the history of modern presidential politics.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - In Leadership, Appearances Matter

    In Leadership, Appearances Matter

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 12/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last week, I was exiting my neighborhood Starbucks when I happened to overhear a middle-aged man talking to a younger man who appeared to be his son.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

    Defending Defense: How the GOP Can Escape the Budget Box Canyon

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 12/5/2012 9:20:00 AM EST
    Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wowed the Beltway conservatives last night, which is a little bit like the British cheering a successful evacuation from Dunkirk. The GOP indeed lives to fight another day, and that day will be here quickly as 2014’s candidates are already declaring –Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for the United States Senate in West Virginia and former Governor Michael Rounds for the same in South Dakota.
  • Ralph Benko - The End Of The Karl Rove Death Grip Signals A Reagan Renaissance

    The End Of The Karl Rove Death Grip Signals A Reagan Renaissance

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 11/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Liberals do not grasp the distinction between Ronald Reagan and (either) George Bush. This blind spot creates a massive confusion and hazard to their ambitions. Obama defeated neither the Reagan Narrative nor Team Reagan. Team Bush appropriated, and then marginalized, both. Obama beat Team Bush, not Team Reagan. The implications are huge.
  • Jeff Jacoby - One of Civilization's Wonders

    One of Civilization's Wonders

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 11/7/2012 10:50:00 AM EST
    AS THE NATION'S ELECTORAL BRAWL drew to a close, I thought about a question posed by ABC's Martha Raddatz to vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan during their debate in Kentucky last month. She quoted "a highly decorated soldier" who was "dismayed" at the tone of the campaign. "The ads are so negative," the soldier had lamented, "and they're all tearing down each other rather than building up the country."
  • Paul Greenberg - The Morning After

    The Morning After

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 11/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's over at last, Now we know. Or do we? The voting may have ended, but the counting continues.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Mittmentum Builds

    Mittmentum Builds

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 11/3/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Michael Barone is America’s “one man decision desk,” with credibility on elections far beyond that of anyone else working the field in America today.
  • Kathryn Lopez - Look Toward Renewal

    Look Toward Renewal

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 10/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    If we don't love the poor and do all we can to improve their lot, we're going to go to hell, the Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles J. Chaput, recently said. It's not pretty, but it is real.
  • Tim Phillips - Focus on What Matters

    Focus on What Matters

    Tim Phillips
    Posted: 10/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In less than two weeks, Americans will either elect a new President, or give Barack Obama four more years to continue carrying out his "transformation" of America.