Paul Ryan Columns on Townhall

  • Debra J. Saunders - The GOP's 'Hunger Games'

    The GOP's 'Hunger Games'

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 8/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney is a bit of a sci-fi buff. He not only took his grandkids to see "The Hunger Games" when the movie came out but also read the Suzanne Collins trilogy.
  • Thomas Sowell - The Paul Ryan Choice

    The Paul Ryan Choice

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 8/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Governor Mitt Romney's choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate is one of those decisions that seem obvious -- if not inevitable -- in retrospect, even though it was by no means obvious to most of us beforehand.
  • Pat Buchanan - Mitt's Damn-the-Torpedoes Decision

    Mitt's Damn-the-Torpedoes Decision

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 8/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney's decision to select Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate speaks well of the man who made it. Indeed, it seemed less like the moderate man we have come to know.
  • Cal  Thomas - Romney-Ryan: Real change

    Romney-Ryan: Real change

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 8/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last Thursday's Wall Street Journal editorial "Why Not Paul Ryan?" made the case for his selection as the Republican vice-presidential nominee in this statement: "Romney can win a big election over big issues. He'll lose a small one."
  • Thomas Sowell - The Paul Ryan Choice

    The Paul Ryan Choice

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 8/14/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
  • Wayne Allyn Root - How to Turn Paul Ryan into "Obama's Shadow"

    How to Turn Paul Ryan into "Obama's Shadow"

    Wayne Allyn Root
    Posted: 8/13/2012 1:30:00 PM EST
    If there’s one man in America born for the job of debunking Obama’s myths and lies, it’s Paul Ryan.
  • 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.
  • Crystal Wright - Paul Ryan Is Mitt Romney’s Game-Changer

    Paul Ryan Is Mitt Romney’s Game-Changer

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 8/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney really wants to win this thing! After watching Team Obama turn the 2012 presidential election into a sideshow of discussions on minutiae, tax returns, horses, and Olympics, it was thrilling to see Romney finally seize control of this election narrative in naming Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.