Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • Bruce Bialosky - Clarity on Medicare

    Clarity on Medicare

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 8/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The year 1965 brought us a new program aimed at securing health care for Americans over the age of 65. This program is now becoming the centerpiece of the 2012 presidential campaign, yet many Americans don’t understand the basic financial facts about the plan, or why its sustainability is considered so essential to America’s future.
  • Michael Barone - Romney and Ryan Turn the Tables on Obama

    Romney and Ryan Turn the Tables on Obama

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 8/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan was supposed to be a problem for the Republicans. So said a chorus of chortling Democrats. So said a gaggle of anonymous seasoned Republican operatives. All of which was echoed gleefully by mainstream media.
  • Star Parker - America Ready for Paul Ryan’s Adult Conversation

    America Ready for Paul Ryan’s Adult Conversation

    Star Parker
    Posted: 8/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There’s a line of thinking on the political left that Mitt Romney served them up a great softball in picking Paul Ryan as his running mate.
  • Randall DeSoto - Which Way to the Future?

    Which Way to the Future?

    Randall DeSoto
    Posted: 8/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Everyone loves the movie Back to the Future. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) mistakenly launches Doc Brown’s DeLorean time machine car back to November 1955 and finds himself a peer of his high school parents. Thanks to Marty’s interactions with them, he sets in motion an alternate future for his entire family.
  • Salena Zito - Ryan: ‘Bring on’ Medicare Fight

    Ryan: ‘Bring on’ Medicare Fight

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 8/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says he wants “to bring on” the Medicare debate with the Obama administration in the campaign for the White House. “We are heading towards a European-like debt crisis which means a deeper recession, fewer jobs, lower revenues and bigger deficits if we don’t get our fiscal house in order fast,” Ryan said on Thursday in an interview with the Tribune-Review.
  • Salena Zito - Voters Want a Champion

    Voters Want a Champion

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 8/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Seventy-plus men walked out of the ground, overalls and hardhats covered in coal dust, and onto the risers of a stage built for a Mitt Romney speech.
  • John C. Goodman - The Ryan Budget

    The Ryan Budget

    John C. Goodman
    Posted: 8/18/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama has long favored reducing the payments to these plans and significant cuts are part of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). However, neither the president nor any other prominent Democrat is calling for the abolition of these very popular plans.
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Romney 2.0: The Paul Ryan Effect

    Romney 2.0: The Paul Ryan Effect

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 8/18/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney’s choice of Republican Congressman and budget guru Paul Ryan as his running mate has profoundly altered the presidential race. In selecting the wonkish, articulate Ryan, Mitt Romney has enhanced his campaign, and thereby his chances of winning the presidency, by arming the GOP ticket with an eloquent mouthpiece whose bold policy prescriptions strengthen Romney’s campaign with a reform-minded seriousness the Obama-Biden ticket simply cannot match.
  • David Limbaugh - Obama's Medicare Fear Mongering Will Drown in the Facts

    Obama's Medicare Fear Mongering Will Drown in the Facts

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 8/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Analysts may be correct that the presidential election won't primarily turn on entitlements reform, but by choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney can, contrary to conventional wisdom, make it a winning issue and lay the foundation for a reform mandate when he wins.
  • Suzanne Fields - Letting Granny Speak for Herself

    Letting Granny Speak for Herself

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 8/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    We remember Granny. She's the helpless old lady in a wheelchair that Paul Ryan, or somebody who was supposed to look like him, pushed over the cliff. That's the way an Obama campaign commercial attempted to demonstrate the heartlessness of the mean ol' Republicans.
  • Scott Rasmussen - Reaction to Ryan: A Gap Between Mainstream America and Official Washington

    Reaction to Ryan: A Gap Between Mainstream America and Official Washington

    Scott Rasmussen
    Posted: 8/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    One of the things Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate ensures is a series of polling questions over the coming months asking voters what's more important: creating jobs or cutting government spending; helping the economy or cutting deficits; repealing the president's health care law or focusing on the economy.
  • Donald Lambro - Is this the Beginning of the End for Obama?

    Is this the Beginning of the End for Obama?

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 8/16/2012 6:46:00 PM EST
    WASHINGTON - Let's get a few things straight about the presidential race between Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney. It's not a dead heat anymore.
  • Phil Kerpen - Medicare: Putting Seniors Before Bureaucrats

    Medicare: Putting Seniors Before Bureaucrats

    Phil Kerpen
    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:55:00 AM EST
    Without reform Medicare will go bankrupt. So, it is not a question of “if” Medicare will be cut but “how.” President Barack Obama’s approach is to simply gut Medicare’s funding and let the bureaucrats decide who does or doesn’t receive care. Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s approach is to inject individual choice and competition into the program to provide more with less and to let patients, not bureaucrats, decide how to spend scarce resources. Ryan’s approach puts seniors first; Obama’s puts Washington bureaucrats first
  • Maggie Gallagher - The Heart of Paul Ryan

    The Heart of Paul Ryan

    Maggie Gallagher
    Posted: 8/16/2012 9:39:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney showed he's reaching not just for a win, but for a mandate. The elevation of Rep. Paul Ryan is a game changer because it is a conversation changer. His selection as veep nominee puts front and center the need to reign in the spending of a government that borrows 40 cents from China for every dollar it spends.
  • Michael Reagan - Paul Ryan: A Bold, Smart Choice

    Paul Ryan: A Bold, Smart Choice

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 8/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Choosing Paul Ryan is a game-changer.
  • David Harsanyi - What Democrats Mean When They Say 'Radical'

    What Democrats Mean When They Say 'Radical'

    David Harsanyi
    Posted: 8/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    With words like "radical" and "extreme" being liberally flung around, it's probably time to define our terms. After all, vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan, I am assured, embodies both words in deed and spirit.