Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.