Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Sowell - Can Republicans Talk?

    Can Republicans Talk?

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 9/18/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The first time I saw Chris Christie on television, shortly after he became governor of New Jersey, my immediate reaction was, "My Gosh! A Talking Republican!" It was almost like seeing a talking giraffe or a talking salamander.
  • Ralph Benko - How Paul Ryan Could Help End "The Little Dark Age"

    How Paul Ryan Could Help End "The Little Dark Age"

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 9/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    A Saturday Evening Post reporter asked, in 1932, John Maynard Keynes if there had ever been anything like the Great Depression. Keynes replied, “Yes. It was called the Dark Ages and it lasted 400 years.” While the Great Recession is not so severe as was the Great Depression, it begins to appear that the world is enduring something that could be called “The Little Dark Age.”
  • Paul Greenberg - Glad to Meet You

    Glad to Meet You

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 9/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Maybe it's a function of what's been called the Information Age, which has become more of a digital data age. We're deluged with bytes, mega- and giga-, but not knowledge. Let alone understanding. As for insight, any hope of that was eclipsed long ago by the klieg-light glare of constant exposure. And over-exposure.
  • Bill Murchison - After All, a Real Campaign

    After All, a Real Campaign

    Bill Murchison
    Posted: 9/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    On with the campaign, then. And guess what. It's going to be a campaign after all, bearing no resemblance to the schizoid Republican effort of 2008, with John McCain (solid citizen, non-ripsnorter) selling good will and random platitudes, Sarah Palin selling mostly herself.
  • Michael Barone - Inspiring but Not Slick, Romney Showed Right Stuff

    Inspiring but Not Slick, Romney Showed Right Stuff

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 9/3/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The 40th Republican National Convention is now history, and political strategists and pundits are poring over the poll numbers to see whether Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are getting a post-convention bounce in what have been very closely divided polls.
  • Paul Greenberg - The Idea Man: Enter Paul Ryan, Stage Right

    The Idea Man: Enter Paul Ryan, Stage Right

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 9/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It had the air of a debut. The 42-year-old out of the world of conservative ideas was stepping on stage at Tampa as his party's nominee for vice president of the United States. And you could tell he was happy to be there, and would be even happier once the bell rang for the main event, which will be this fall's presidential campaign. ("We can do this!")
  • Debra J. Saunders - Dirty Harry Meets Clean Mitt

    Dirty Harry Meets Clean Mitt

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 9/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Clint Eastwood put on an odd skit Thursday night at the Republican National Convention. It was awkward to watch and hard to hear, but I have to hand it to Eastwood. He achieved the impossible; he made the gaffe-prone Mitt Romney come across as supremely tactful.
  • Steve Deace - 5 Things We Learned from the 2012 Republican National Convention

    5 Things We Learned from the 2012 Republican National Convention

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 9/1/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Proving yet again that its first principles and ideas that drive people to become Republicans, almost in spite of itself the GOP has an emerging generation of leaders that seem dramatically superior to the current one.
  • David Limbaugh - The Ryan Vision: Let's Get This Done

    The Ryan Vision: Let's Get This Done

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 8/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Democrats and their mainstream media cheering section can huff and puff at Paul Ryan's convention speech, but they can't blow his house down. It was built on a solid foundation. So powerful was the speech that the liberal establishment is reduced to wailing about alleged lies the speech contained -- dishonest and easily refuted allegations.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Liberal Media Brings Out the Hockey Pucks

    Liberal Media Brings Out the Hockey Pucks

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 8/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In 2004, Arnold Schwarzenegger, then a popular figure in the Republican Party, gave an exciting, upbeat and surprisingly funny speech at the GOP convention. He covered a lot of territory: the story of how he came to America, how he became a Republican after listening to Richard Nixon, and other highlights of his life story.
  • Oliver North - Only in America

    Only in America

    Oliver North
    Posted: 8/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    MY LIVING ROOM COUCH -- It was the political convention that almost wasn't. In the run-up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Democrats and their fellow travelers in the so-called mainstream media claimed that the GOP was waging a "war against women," depicted Mitt Romney as a heartless felon responsible for the death of a woman who lost her health insurance and blasted Romney for choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate.
  • Pat Buchanan - The 'Large Purpose' of Romney-Ryan

    The 'Large Purpose' of Romney-Ryan

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 8/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    "The success of a party means little except when the nation is using that party for a large and definite purpose," said Woodrow Wilson in his first inaugural, 100 years ago.
  • Maggie Gallagher - 2016: The Next GOP Generation

    2016: The Next GOP Generation

    Maggie Gallagher
    Posted: 8/30/2012 2:45:00 PM EST
    The future of the Republican Party was on display in Tampa, Fla., as the roll of speakers before Mitt Romney provided a preview of nomination battles in 2016 and beyond.
  • Rich Galen - Paul Ryan's Night

    Paul Ryan's Night

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/30/2012 9:18:00 AM EST
    Fifteen thousand reporters are here all watching the same thing, writing about the same thing, and Tweeting the same thing.
  • Thomas Sowell - Entitlement Reforms

    Entitlement Reforms

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 8/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    For those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational, trying to explain what happens in politics can be a real challenge.
  • Donald Lambro - Romney and Ryan Must Knock it out of the Park in Tampa

    Romney and Ryan Must Knock it out of the Park in Tampa

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 8/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has to do two things really well at his convention: Lay out in dramatic terms how bad the Obama economy is, and demonstrate that he is the candidate who can fix it.
  • Rachel Marsden - Five Things Romney Needs From the GOP Convention

    Five Things Romney Needs From the GOP Convention

    Rachel Marsden
    Posted: 8/28/2012 12:21:00 PM EST
    This week's Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., is a political autobahn. Depending on how Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan play it, they'll either gain some unfettered mileage in advancing their agenda with the voting public, or slam into a pole in a single-car crash.