Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • John Hawkins - The 20 Best Quotes From Romney and Ryan In The 2012 Debates

    The 20 Best Quotes From Romney and Ryan In The 2012 Debates

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 10/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    20) I can tell you that if you were to elect President Obama, you know what you’re going to get. You’re going to get a repeat of the last four years. We just can’t afford four more years like the last four years. -- Mitt Romney
  • 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.
  • Jacob Sullum - A Foreign Policy of Arrogant Meddling

    A Foreign Policy of Arrogant Meddling

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 10/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    A year before Mitt Romney picked him as a running mate, Paul Ryan gave a speech in which he discussed the promise and peril of the Arab Spring. More generally, Ryan said, "American policy should be tempered by a healthy humility about the extent of our power to control events in other regions."
  • Terry Paulson - Ten Common Sense Reasons to Vote Romney/Ryan

    Ten Common Sense Reasons to Vote Romney/Ryan

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 10/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    After seeing the first two debates and awaiting the final one tonight, never has the choice for the American voter been clearer--the contrast is highlighted in bold colors. The future of America is in your hands.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.