Politicians on Townhall

Byron Babione - Thu Feb 7

Those who remember the old version of the SAT might recall the analogy section: “This is to that as that is to this.” The SAT no longer requires students to demonstrate aptitude in reasoning through this vital cognitive exercise—unfortunate because so many Americans find it difficult to recognize false analogies. And no group has exploited this deficiency more than politicians. ... more

John Stossel - Wed Feb 6

I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!" ... more

Austin Hill - Sun Jan 27

It’s not just an out-of-control IRS or EPA. And it’s not merely the punitive demands and restraints of the new federal healthcare law. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Sun Jan 27

Ordinary Americans have a lot more common sense than the buffoons in the media. They know that you get less crime when you increase the expected cost of criminal behavior. ... more

John Ransom - Fri Jan 25

Crying? Fake crying now? That's what it's come to? After watching the performance of the folks in front of the US Senate, I’m beginning to have suspicions that some of the members of congress- and former members-just aren’t human. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Tue Jan 8

If you are a conservative you probably did not like the fiscal cliff deal that just passed, but the mainstream media overlooked a few important things that help many people and the economy. ... more

Paul Driessen - Sat Dec 29

“Superstorm” Sandy killed more than 100 people, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and left millions without food, water, electricity, sanitation or shelter for days or even weeks. Our thoughts and prayers remain focused on its victims, many of whom are still grieving as they struggle with the storm’s wintry aftermath and try to rebuild their lives. ... more

Cal Thomas - Thu Dec 6

An Internet search is inconclusive as to where the phrase "no skin in the game" originated. Some ascribe it to the late columnist William Safire; others to investor Warren Buffett. Politicians often use the phrase to justify policies to their liking. It can also be applied to the latest in a long list of their outrageous behaviors, as well as to those of President Obama. ... more

Dan Holler - Mon Dec 3

Simple question: do you trust politicians? If so, count yourself in the distinct minority. ... more

Steve Deace - Sat Oct 13

Imagine for a moment that your home is invaded by thugs who will do harm to your family, or perhaps even kill them. But then one of them takes a look at your three children and offers you a sinister Faustian bargain: pick one to die and the others will be allowed to live. ... more

Laura Hollis - Sat Oct 13

Egads, that was awful. And I do mean awful. Joe Biden’s constant laughing throughout the debate – beyond being annoying, rude, and unprofessional – was obviously coached. We see this in the legal profession with some frequency: litigators who hire coaches to help them act for the jury, in the hopes that the jurors will be swayed by the Academy Award-winning performance, and ignore the evidence. (Or lack thereof.) ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Oct 2

Now that the National Football League has apparently learned that it can be costly to hire cheap officials, perhaps the rest of us should learn the same lesson when it comes to government officials, whose bad calls can do a lot more damage. ... more