Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • 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!")
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,


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