Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • Ralph Benko - Mr. Romney: Take Ben Bernanke's Resignation On Day One

    Mr. Romney: Take Ben Bernanke's Resignation On Day One

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 10/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    One of the latent issues of the 2012 presidential race is a referendum on the Bernanke Fed. If Romney is in, Bernanke is out.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Red, Blue and Faithful

    Red, Blue and Faithful

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 10/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Apparently, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are both theocrats willing, nay eager, to use state power to impose their religious views on the rest of us.
  • Dennis Prager - Joe Biden's Religion: Catholicism or Leftism?

    Joe Biden's Religion: Catholicism or Leftism?

    Dennis Prager
    Posted: 10/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the vice presidential debate, the two candidates, both Roman Catholics, were asked about their religious beliefs, how they impact the candidates' political positions and specifically about abortion.
  • Cal  Thomas - Biden vs. Ryan: Old vs. New

    Biden vs. Ryan: Old vs. New

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 10/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Had Vice President Joe Biden behaved toward Sarah Palin in their 2008 debate the way he behaved toward Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan in their debate last Thursday, he might have been denounced as a patronizing misogynist. In his debate with Ryan, the vice president was merely a jerk.
  • Paul  Kengor - Joe Biden Makes History

    Joe Biden Makes History

    Paul Kengor
    Posted: 10/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Joe Biden’s antics against Paul Ryan have taken a few days to sink in, and should take longer still.
  • Bill Murchison - Smilin' Joe and the Democratic Way of Life

    Smilin' Joe and the Democratic Way of Life

    Bill Murchison
    Posted: 10/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Let's cut Smilin' Joe Biden a little slack, which is no heavy lifting for his fan base in the media. Common civility? The vice president showed none whatsoever toward Paul Ryan.
  • Jack Kerwick - The Kentucky Debate: Joe Biden and Abortion

    The Kentucky Debate: Joe Biden and Abortion

    Jack Kerwick
    Posted: 10/15/2012 3:15:00 PM EST
    Near the close of the Vice Presidential debate in Kentucky on Wednesday night, moderator Martha Raddatz asked Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan about the relationship between their faith and their politics.
  • Dan Holler - Trusting Biden’s Malarkey

    Trusting Biden’s Malarkey

    Dan Holler
    Posted: 10/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    While the pundits may dismiss Vice President Joe Biden’s pained expressions and hyperbolic claims as just “Joe being Joe,” there is ample reason for voters of all stripes to be concerned with claims last week.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Ryan's Reason Contrasts Biden's Buffoonery

    Ryan's Reason Contrasts Biden's Buffoonery

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 10/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Over the next few days, news media and Republicans will share video snippets of Thursday night's vice presidential debate. Voters will get an extra helping of Vice President Joe Biden chuckling, interrupting, laughing, mugging, smirking and otherwise behaving completely inappropriately.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Explaining Romney's Surge

    Explaining Romney's Surge

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 10/13/2012 12:00:00 PM EST
    "Tonight the part of Wile E. Coyote will be played by Vice President Joe Biden." Thursday night's debate between Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan went according to the super-secret plan of Karl Rove to not only defeat but deeply embarrass the Democratic Party.
  • Larry Kudlow - Ryan’s Benghazi Surprise

    Ryan’s Benghazi Surprise

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 10/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ryan’s Benghazi slam, right out of the chute, won him the debate. This terrorist attack is going to be a huge presidential-race issue. Americans are furious at the Obama-Biden-Clinton stupidity and mismanagement surrounding the tragic Benghazi deaths.
  • Crystal Wright - Ryan Stands Strong Against Big Bad Wolf Biden

    Ryan Stands Strong Against Big Bad Wolf Biden

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 10/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I’ll huff and I’ll puff till I blow your house in! Like the big bad wolf in the fairy tale The Three Little Pigs, Vice President Joe Biden thought he’d huff all over Representative Paul Ryan in the only vice-presidential debate. But between Biden’s snickers, interruptions, and finger pointing at Ryan, Biden demonstrated why President Obama’s agenda is “not working.”
  • Laura Hollis - What Happens When Politicians Get Acting Coaches

    What Happens When Politicians Get Acting Coaches

    Laura Hollis
    Posted: 10/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Egads, that was awful. And I do mean awful. Joe Biden’s constant laughing throughout the debate – beyond being annoying, rude, and unprofessional – was obviously coached. We see this in the legal profession with some frequency: litigators who hire coaches to help them act for the jury, in the hopes that the jurors will be swayed by the Academy Award-winning performance, and ignore the evidence. (Or lack thereof.)
  • Rich Galen - The VP Debate

    The VP Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/12/2012 10:05:00 AM EST
    Democrats have been stunned by the staying power of last week's debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
  • Rich Galen - Why the Debate has Legs

    Why the Debate has Legs

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/10/2012 9:10:00 AM EST
    The Twitterverse was all, well, a-twitter Monday afternoon when the Pew Research Center for The People & The Press released the result of its national poll that had been in the field post-debate.
  • Michael Medved - How Low Will Joe Go?

    How Low Will Joe Go?

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 10/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In his feeble, distracted debate performance against Mitt Romney, President Obama all but ignored the major Democratic lines of attack against the Republican nominee, forcing Joe Biden to consider an effort to renew those forgotten narratives when the vice-presidential candidates face one another Thursday night.
  • Bob Barr - Advantage Ryan

    Advantage Ryan

    Bob Barr
    Posted: 10/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Since our nation’s first vice president took his oath of office in 1789, the office in which John Adams labored under the shadow of George Washington has been much maligned. Despite the scorn that has been heaped upon this second highest office in the land, 14 of its alumni have gone on to become presidents; and every four years there recurs a mad scramble in both major political parties to secure the number two spot on the national ticket.
  • Armstrong Williams - Paul Ryan's Moment

    Paul Ryan's Moment

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 10/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Gallup is reporting that Mitt Romney has received a five-point bounce from his trouncing of the President in last week’s debate, with the race tied at 47-47. The race is a dead heat, and, just like the MLB playoffs happening in Washington for the first time in decades, every single play now counts.
  • Marjorie Dannenfelser  - Pro-Life Debate Prep

    Pro-Life Debate Prep

    Marjorie Dannenfelser
    Posted: 10/10/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the four decades since Roe v. Wade first opened wide the floodgates of abortion in America, those of us fighting to protect the unborn and their mothers have had, unfortunately, no shortage of public relations gaffes and poor explanations for the greater public.
  • Salena Zito - Why Wisconsin is in Play

    Why Wisconsin is in Play

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 9/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Since 2011, Wisconsin has endured an unprecedented rash of statewide elections, including recalls of GOP state senators, a February primary for local offices, an April presidential primary, a May gubernatorial-recall candidate primary among Democrats, and then June’s gubernatorial recall election.