Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • Rich Galen - Romney-Ryan

    Romney-Ryan

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan to be Gov. Mitt Romney's running mate was an excellent choice.
  • Michael Barone - Romney-Ryan Ticket Puts Entitlement Crisis at Center of Campaign

    Romney-Ryan Ticket Puts Entitlement Crisis at Center of Campaign

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 8/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    On the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk harbor, a coatless Mitt Romney named a tieless Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee. Romney's choice was not much of a surprise after he told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday that he wanted someone with a "vision for the country, that adds something to the political discourse about the direction of the country.
  • Laura Hollis - Obama: Flailing and Failing

    Obama: Flailing and Failing

    Laura Hollis
    Posted: 8/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Within the space of a few hours, Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan for Vice President has changed the entire tenor of the campaign, and revealed about both presidential candidates what really should have been obvious before:
  • Salena Zito - "Restore the Greatness"

    "Restore the Greatness"

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 8/12/2012 10:02:00 AM EST
    MANASSAS, Va. — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan spent his first day as the likely Republican vice presidential candidate in this key political state, pledging to help running mate Mitt Romney “restore the greatness of this country.”
  • Kevin McCullough - 10 Reasons Ryan is Right for Romney

    10 Reasons Ryan is Right for Romney

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 8/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Paul Ryan--as the pick for Vice President--is a demonstrative, serious, commitment by Governor Mitt Romney to fulfill the vision of returning America to fiscal sanity.
  • Daniel J. Mitchell - Does It Matter that Paul Ryan Is on the GOP Ticket?

    Does It Matter that Paul Ryan Is on the GOP Ticket?

    Daniel J. Mitchell
    Posted: 8/12/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    With some caveats, the Ryan pick is mostly good news.
  • Paul Jacob - Better Than Paul Ryan

    Better Than Paul Ryan

    Paul Jacob
    Posted: 8/12/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney's choice for second banana in the upcoming presidential race is about as good as one could hope for. But don't go ape just yet.
  • Bob Barr - The National Conventions: Blast From the Past or Vision of the Future?

    The National Conventions: Blast From the Past or Vision of the Future?

    Bob Barr
    Posted: 8/8/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Will the upcoming national conventions be snoozers, or will they actually offer some degree of excitement?
  • Rich Galen - Polls & VPs

    Polls & VPs

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 7/18/2012 7:16:00 AM EST
    Donna Brazile and I did our very popular "He said; She said" act in Cleveland for legislators from the Midwest. We will take the act somewhat further on the road next week when we reprise it in Edmonton, Alberta for the Western Legislative Conference.
  • Matt Mackowiak - Romney's Considerations for Vice President

    Romney's Considerations for Vice President

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 7/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There appear to be four serious finalists to fill the vacant role of Mitt Romney's running mate: Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
  • Scott Rasmussen - To Fix Health Care System, Put Consumers in Charge

    To Fix Health Care System, Put Consumers in Charge

    Scott Rasmussen
    Posted: 7/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Democrats were riding high in the polls in 2006 and 2008, and one of their big issues was health care. Then, after passing the president's health care law, the politics shifted, and the issue helped sweep the GOP to victory in the 2010 midterm elections. A few months later, Republicans had a 14-point advantage in terms of voter trust on the health care issue.
  • Peter Ferrara - Paul Ryan Schools Georgetown on How to Help the Poor

    Paul Ryan Schools Georgetown on How to Help the Poor

    Peter Ferrara
    Posted: 5/15/2012 12:09:00 PM EST
    On April 26, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan delivered the 2012 Whittington Lecture at Georgetown University focused on his 2013 budget and its implications for poverty programs and the poor. That budget has now passed the House of Representatives.
  • Brian Darling - To Sequester or Not to Sequester:  That is the Question

    To Sequester or Not to Sequester: That is the Question

    Brian Darling
    Posted: 5/7/2012 12:41:00 PM EST
    Conservatives in Congress are fighting to undo mandatory cuts to defense spending, slated to bite in January. Called “the Sequester,” these automatic cuts would gut important Pentagon programs, undermining our national security. Even worse, these automatic cuts do not distinguish between wasteful and efficient spending due to their mechanistic nature.
  • Star Parker - Paul Ryan’s Budget Is a Moral Budget

    Paul Ryan’s Budget Is a Moral Budget

    Star Parker
    Posted: 5/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis), chairman of the House budget committee, provoked some angry push back when he claimed that not only is his proposed sweeping revamp of the US budget fiscally sound but also morally sound.
  • Terry Paulson - Time to End the U.S. Debt Accelerator Baseline Budgeting

    Time to End the U.S. Debt Accelerator Baseline Budgeting

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 5/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Have you ever wondered how President Obama's budget can be unanimously defeated by both the House (414-0) and the Senate (97-0) and how the U.S. Senate can go three years without submitting or passing a single budget and yet government spending keeps exploding and the federal debt keeps growing?
  • Michael Barone - To Win Burbs, Romney May Pick 'Double-Vanilla' Veep

    To Win Burbs, Romney May Pick 'Double-Vanilla' Veep

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 4/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Some 20 million Americans in primaries and caucuses will take part in selecting the Republican presidential nominee. One person will choose the vice presidential nominee.
  • Mona Charen - You Pay for Warren Buffett's Medicare

    You Pay for Warren Buffett's Medicare

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 4/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The president is barnstorming around the nation hoping to enrage voters at the injustice that the wealthy pay fewer taxes than the middle class. "Now that's wrong," Obama objected, "That's not fair."
  • Armstrong Williams - Fear

    Fear

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 4/10/2012 10:51:00 AM EST
    Fear is sometimes good for you. It can help you anticipate and avoid danger, and remain safe. It functions the same way pain does—its purpose is your survival.
  • John C. Goodman - Is There a Republican Alternative to Obamacare?

    Is There a Republican Alternative to Obamacare?

    John C. Goodman
    Posted: 4/7/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Just about every Republican candidate for office in the country is an unabashed opponent of ObamaCare. But if they get rid of the Democrat's health reform law, what would they replace it with?
  • Rich Galen - Keeping Score

    Keeping Score

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 4/6/2012 10:44:00 AM EST
    On Wednesday I was invited by the former national political reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dick Polman, who is now the "Writer-in-Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania which is the best title in the history of titles.