Polls Columns on Townhall

  • AWR Hawkins - Ignore the mainstream media:  Americans still believe in one man, one woman

    Ignore the mainstream media: Americans still believe in one man, one woman

    AWR Hawkins
    Posted: 6/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The good news for the media is they may have almost succeeded in persuading a sufficient number of salt-of-the-earth Americans to give up the fight. The bad news for the media is that almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades
  • Michael Reagan - Jon Who?

    Jon Who?

    Michael Reagan
    Posted: 6/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    All of a sudden the kept media is all agog over one Jon (not John) Huntsman, recently retired from his Obama administration post as U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, provoking the president to joke that he was "sure that him having worked so well for me will be a great asset in any Republican primary."
  • Larry Kudlow - Did the IEA Just Deliver a QE3 Quick Fix?

    Did the IEA Just Deliver a QE3 Quick Fix?

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 6/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In theory, these reserves are supposed to be held for true national emergencies. But the real U.S. national emergency seems to be a political one -- that is, President Obama’s increasingly perilous reelection bid amidst high unemployment and the second-worst post-recession economic recovery since 1950.
  • Donald Lambro - Weak Economy Plays to Romney's Strengths

    Weak Economy Plays to Romney's Strengths

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 6/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's lower economic growth estimates for this year and next diminish President Obama's already weakened prospects for a second term.
  • Jeff Jacoby - The World's Best Policeman

    The World's Best Policeman

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 6/22/2011 11:22:00 AM EST
    According to a new Rasmussen poll, only a narrow sliver of US voters want America to be the nation chiefly responsible for policing the planet and trying to maintain international order. An overwhelming 74 percent reject the idea.
  • Cal  Thomas - Normalizing Deviance

    Normalizing Deviance

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 6/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If lying is sufficient reason to expel a member (like Anthony Weiner), then the halls of Congress may soon be vacant of all but the janitorial crew who empty the trash and mop the floors at night.
  • Mike Needham - Cut, Cap and Balance - The Way Out of Debt

    Cut, Cap and Balance - The Way Out of Debt

    Mike Needham
    Posted: 6/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Tax increases are unacceptable. If there is to be a debt deal, it should focus on pro-growth policies, not anti-growth tax increases.
  • Carl Horowitz - The Expanding Vengeance of Affirmative Action

    The Expanding Vengeance of Affirmative Action

    Carl Horowitz
    Posted: 6/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    One would be hard-pressed to deny that mandating equal outcomes among racial and sexual groups over time has become the official coin of the realm in this country. What is perhaps most remarkable is the absence of any real political opposition to this regime.
  • 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.