Polls Columns on Townhall

  • Kathryn Lopez - Bachmann Turns On Overdrive

    Bachmann Turns On Overdrive

    Kathryn Lopez
    Posted: 6/17/2011 11:42:00 PM EST
    I've given birth to five babies, and I've taken 23 foster children into my home," Michele Bachmann explained from the stage of the first major Republican presidential primary debate of the 2012 season.
  • Caroline Glick - A Do Or Die Moment

    A Do Or Die Moment

    Caroline Glick
    Posted: 6/17/2011 4:47:00 PM EST
    Every day, major stories come out of the Middle East. And behind each of these stories are major developments that deserve of our attention and, more often than not, our intense concern. Just this week, major stories have come out of Syria, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Yemen and Pakistan that are all deeply disconcerting.
  • Donald Lambro - Republican Candidates Have This in Common: Take Out Obama

    Republican Candidates Have This in Common: Take Out Obama

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 6/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The leading contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination showed their stuff in a nationally televised debate in New Hampshire Monday night, and they weren't the "weak field" some polls had suggested.
  • Rachel Marsden - How to Survive a Political Sex Scandal

    How to Survive a Political Sex Scandal

    Rachel Marsden
    Posted: 6/14/2011 11:42:00 AM EST
    Often a scandal can be waited out. Viewers will grow tired, ratings will drop, news directors will instruct their staff to move on to other topics.
  • Frank Gaffney - Gates' Choice: His Damage to the All-Volunteer Force

    Gates' Choice: His Damage to the All-Volunteer Force

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 6/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If Robert Gates is as serious as he seems to be regarding the future of the U.S. military, he has one last opportunity to prove it.
  • Mike Shedlock - Union Tax Hikes Covered By Phony IOUs

    Union Tax Hikes Covered By Phony IOUs

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 6/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    California may be issuing IOUs because it can't come up with a plan Republicans and Democrats agree on. The stumbling block is tax hikes favor by unions.
  • Joel Mowbray - Will Egypt choose U.S. or Islamism?

    Will Egypt choose U.S. or Islamism?

    Joel Mowbray
    Posted: 6/9/2011 12:01:00 PM EST
    For the first time in a generation, Egypt is in strategic play. It could either stay a U.S. strategic partner and maintain peace with Israel, or it could join an Islamist axis with Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Cliff May - Peace Process, RIP

    Peace Process, RIP

    Cliff May
    Posted: 6/9/2011 10:13:00 AM EST
    It should, by now, be apparent that both Hamas and Fatah are pursuing the dream not of a Palestinian state that would take its place next to Israel but of a Palestinian state that would replace Israel.
  • Cliff Ennico - Six Sneaky Ways States Are Raising Small-Business Taxes

    Six Sneaky Ways States Are Raising Small-Business Taxes

    Cliff Ennico
    Posted: 6/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Here are six sneaky, stealthy ways that some state and local governments are raising taxes on small business in ways they hope won't generate lots of adverse press coverage.
  • Rich Galen - Don't Root for Failure

    Don't Root for Failure

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 6/3/2011 11:18:00 AM EST
    Whatever Americans believe is going on in the economy in August of the election year is what voters will take to the polls with them in November when they vote for President.
  • Donald Lambro - As the Economy Goes, So Go Obama's Re-Election Prospects

    As the Economy Goes, So Go Obama's Re-Election Prospects

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 6/1/2011 11:48:00 AM EST
    The third year of Barack Obama's presidency is running into the same troubles he faced in his first two, undermining his prospects for a second term.
  • Byron York - GOP Condemns Democrats' 'Breathtaking' Refusal to Produce Budget

    GOP Condemns Democrats' 'Breathtaking' Refusal to Produce Budget

    Byron York
    Posted: 5/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Passing a yearly budget for the federal government is a fundamental responsibility of Congress. But in 2010, neither the House nor the Senate did so.
  • Caroline Glick - Obama's Diversionary Tactics

    Obama's Diversionary Tactics

    Caroline Glick
    Posted: 5/24/2011 10:49:00 AM EST
    As the Washington Post pointed out on Friday, US President Barack Obama purposely provoked the current fight with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. He knew full well that Netanyahu does not back the Palestinian formulation that negotiations with Israel must be based on the indefensible 1949 armistice lines, or what are wrongly referred to as the 1967 lines.
  • Terry Paulson - Time for Truth Telling and Common Sense Solutions

    Time for Truth Telling and Common Sense Solutions

    Terry Paulson
    Posted: 5/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Americans have had enough and are looking for truth-tellers who aren’t afraid to rock the boat, even flip a few boats over to provide common-sense solutions to the challenges America faces!
  • Kevin McCullough - Why Israel Neutralizes Usama for Obama

    Why Israel Neutralizes Usama for Obama

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 5/20/2011 3:52:00 PM EST
    Generally speaking President Barack Obama has been a disaster on foreign affairs, national security, negotiation with allies, and sending the wrong messages to our enemies.
  • Donald Lambro - Obama's Bid Threatened By 'Unnamed Republican'

    Obama's Bid Threatened By 'Unnamed Republican'

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 5/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The bump in President Obama's approval polls, after Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden, didn't last long. It was shot down by a $4 gallon of gas, a 9-percent unemployment rate and an economy that has slowed to barely 2-percent growth.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - Alligators, Moats and Other Such Nonsense

    Alligators, Moats and Other Such Nonsense

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 5/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The answer, of course, is that about 70 percent of the American people consistently poll against the president's initiatives on illegal immigration. Obama simply did not want to sign an easily passable bill that would earn him further unpopularity.
  • Donald Lambro - The Real Deal Republican Candidates

    The Real Deal Republican Candidates

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 5/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Seventeen months before Americans go to the polls to elect their next president, the field of Republican candidates is rapidly being winnowed down to its strongest contenders.
  • Kevin McCullough - Aftermath of the Huckaboom

    Aftermath of the Huckaboom

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 5/16/2011 11:13:00 AM EST
    Starting late Friday afternoon the GOP grassroots was abuzz. Folks that had organized, committed dollars, pledged volunteer efforts--sizable in historic proportions--were about to finally know the fate of the undisputed front runner for the GOP nomination for 2012.
  • Mike Shedlock - IMF Head Charged with Rape

    IMF Head Charged with Rape

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 5/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    IMF clowns got to be where they are precisely because of what they stand for. Expect his successor to be from the same mold. But probably not a rapist.