Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • Debra J. Saunders - 'Atlas Shrugged'; Liberals Whined

    'Atlas Shrugged'; Liberals Whined

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 8/28/2012 10:39:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan to be his running mate. Since his teens, Ryan has been a big fan of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." In 2005, he told The Atlas Society that the novel shaped his "values system" -- and that speech has launched a number of recent columns by liberals aghast at Ryan's taste in literature.
  • Pat Buchanan - Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?

    Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 8/28/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Looking back all the way to America's Civil War, there have been three dominant presidential coalitions.
  • John Andrews - Mountain Man Ryan Aims High

    Mountain Man Ryan Aims High

    John Andrews
    Posted: 8/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Is America in decline? Do we need to lower our expectations, aspire to lead from behind or not at all, and warn the kids of tougher times to come? Or are America’s best days still ahead?
  • Dan Holler - GOP Convention: Repudiating the Past

    GOP Convention: Repudiating the Past

    Dan Holler
    Posted: 8/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    All eyes will be on Tampa, Florida as Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan attempt to reset the presidential campaign narrative. As all conventions are, this one will be a tightly scripted affair with the intention of firing up the party base and appealing to Mr. and Mrs. Swing Voter.
  • Crystal Wright - The Root Political Reporter Implies Paul Ryan’s Black College Girlfriend Could Mean He’s Racist

    The Root Political Reporter Implies Paul Ryan’s Black College Girlfriend Could Mean He’s Racist

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 8/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Paul Ryan had a black girlfriend in college? The Root’s Kelli Goff suggests in this article that blacks should be suspicious of this, implying Ryan could be a racist. Maybe a call to the Guinness Book of World Records is in order. Ryan isn’t the first white man to date a black person and certainly won’t be the last
  • Larry Kudlow - Kudlow Goes One-on-One with Paul Ryan

    Kudlow Goes One-on-One with Paul Ryan

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 8/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    On last night’s Kudlow Report Paul Ryan talked to me about pro-growth policies and the American idea. He defended his Medicare option as a bipartisan plan going back to the Clinton era.
  • Steve Deace - How to Win the 2012 Presidential Election

    How to Win the 2012 Presidential Election

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 8/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last week we took a look at the historical template for the Republican Party nominee to win the presidency going all the way back to the 19th century. In case you missed it, here’s a brief refresher course:
  • Paul Greenberg - Romney vs. Ryan on How to Handle Critics

    Romney vs. Ryan on How to Handle Critics

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 8/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney is about to accept his party's presidential nomination in a shower of -- no, not confetti and red-white-and-blue balloons -- but questions about his taxes. Naturally, he complains that all this ginned-up furore over his personal finances is just a distraction from real issues facing the country, mainly the sluggish state of the economy and persistent unemployment. And says he'd really like to get back to talking about substance.
  • Scott Rasmussen - Romney, Obama Both Struggle to Connect

    Romney, Obama Both Struggle to Connect

    Scott Rasmussen
    Posted: 8/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When Republicans formally nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan next week, the race against President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be officially underway. Yet while the two teams represent different ideological views, different upbringings, different faith backgrounds and different experiences, neither of them has yet inspired any confidence among voters. Just 32 percent believe the economy will be stronger in a year if Obama is re-elected. Only 36 percent think it will be stronger if Romney wins.
  • Hugh Hewitt - The Shame of the Manhattan-Beltway Media Elites

    The Shame of the Manhattan-Beltway Media Elites

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 8/23/2012 6:31:00 AM EST
    When I asked Paul Ryan Wednesday night for his reaction to the news that the major television networks won’t carry a minute of the opening night of the GOP convention, he responded that he wasn’t surprised,
  • Bob Barr - Romney and Ryan Must Not Succumb to Democrats’ Medicare Reform Distortions

    Romney and Ryan Must Not Succumb to Democrats’ Medicare Reform Distortions

    Bob Barr
    Posted: 8/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Here they go again. Even before Mitt Romney’s choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate has been formalized at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week, the Democrat drive to scare seniors by raising the specter that the GOP – led by Ryan - will eviscerate Medicare, has moved into high gear.
  • Paul Greenberg - Who is John Galt? And Why Does Ayn Rand Still Fascinate The Young?

    Who is John Galt? And Why Does Ayn Rand Still Fascinate The Young?

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 8/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ayn Rand is back in the news, as she always is in the subconscious of healthy American males. Reading her is as much a developmental stage as puberty. Most grow out of it, but that doesn't mean it leaves them, it just becomes part of their make-up somewhere back there. Like old girlfriends or nights on the town fondly remembered, but not something they'd want to go through again, please God.
  • Ralph Benko - Paul Ryan Could Make History By Resolving Reagan's Regret

    Paul Ryan Could Make History By Resolving Reagan's Regret

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 8/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When Ronald Reagan was elected president the Dow Jones Industrial Average hovered around 1,000 (less than 2,800 inflation adjusted) — and had dipped, under President Carter, as low as 759. Unemployment stood at an unacceptable 7+%. The Soviet Union was aggressive, bellicose, and, in the eyes of the Western policy elite, could be but contained, not challenged. At the end of Reagan’s eight years in office, the Dow had tripled in value, on its way much higher. Job growth was vibrant. The USSR was well on its way to dissolution.
  • John Stossel - Who Is Paul Ryan?

    Who Is Paul Ryan?

    John Stossel
    Posted: 8/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I wanted to like Paul Ryan. Before he was nationally known, Rep. Ryan visited me at ABC, and we went to lunch. He was terrific. He was a rare politician, one who actually cared about America's coming debt crisis and the unfairness of entitlements. He even talked about F.A. Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom"! If only more politicians thought that way.
  • Mary Grabar - The Historically Incorrect Smear of Paul Ryan

    The Historically Incorrect Smear of Paul Ryan

    Mary Grabar
    Posted: 8/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Recently announced Vice Presidential pick Paul Ryan is being called a radical by the left for his fiscal policies. But no one would expect that anyone would imply that the Roman Catholic family man would be a Black Panther. Yet, the New York Times ran the headline "Paul Ryan, Black Panther?" on the day after the announcement was made. This was in a series called “Historically Corrected.”
  • Armstrong Williams - Double or Nothing

    Double or Nothing

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 8/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney just made it double or nothing. His pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate is not only the bravest move of his political career, but the bravest pick of any running mate ever.
  • Ken Blackwell - Romney-Ryan Forces Americans to Finally Face Looming Fiscal Doom

    Romney-Ryan Forces Americans to Finally Face Looming Fiscal Doom

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 8/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    We do not know who will win the White House in November. But we do know that American politics has crossed the Rubicon on spending and entitlements, and these issues will at long last complete the journey from a forbidden third rail to a central element of national politics. Even if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan lose this year’s battle to Barack Obama, they will win the war on the challenge of our generation.
  • Humberto Fontova - Paul Ryan’s Clueless Critics

    Paul Ryan’s Clueless Critics

    Humberto Fontova
    Posted: 8/20/2012 1:11:00 PM EST
    Paul Ryan claims fondness for the music of Rage Against the Machine, a hard-left, union-backing and "peace-marching," grunge group. Ryan specified that the music -- rather than lyrics -- forms the attraction. For this, the band's outraged lead guitarist (Harvard-graduate) Tom Morello recently took to the pages of Rolling Stone magazine to denounce Ryan as "clueless."
  • Laura Hollis - Rand, Ryan and the Rest of Us

    Rand, Ryan and the Rest of Us

    Laura Hollis
    Posted: 8/20/2012 12:38:00 PM EST
    Public awareness of Rep. Paul Ryan’s familiarity with (and apparent fondness for) the works of Ayn Rand has now seeped into the academy. The Chronicle of Higher Education features an essay today by Professor Alan Wolfe, Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College. This is an edited version of my response to Professor Wolfe in the article’s comments section.