Rick Perry Columns on Townhall

  • Mona Charen - Did Rick Perry Blow It on Social Security?

    Did Rick Perry Blow It on Social Security?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is a brand of Republican who looks at President Obama's vulnerability on the economy and says "go for it." They argue that the overriding issue of the campaign should be jobs -- and that everything else should be a distant second.
  • Mona Charen - Did Rick Perry Blow It on Social Security?

    Did Rick Perry Blow It on Social Security?

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is a brand of Republican who looks at President Obama's vulnerability on the economy and says "go for it." They argue that the overriding issue of the campaign should be jobs -- and that everything else should be a distant second.
  • Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - In Latest Republican Debate Moderators Carry Obama's Message

    In Latest Republican Debate Moderators Carry Obama's Message

    Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Posted: 9/8/2011 4:38:00 PM EST
    Brian Williams must crave attention. In the latest Republican debate, instead of moderating, he personally debated all the participants. The actual discussion between candidates was more civil and constructive than the endless string of gotcha speeches foisted as questions on the panel by NBC's Williams and his Politico sidekick, John Harris.
  • Rich Galen - The Reagan Library Debate

    The Reagan Library Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/8/2011 1:45:00 PM EST
    This worked pretty well in Ames, Iowa so let's do it again. Here are my pre- and post-debate impressions.
  • Katie Pavlich - Want to Win the Youth Vote, Talk About Social Security

    Want to Win the Youth Vote, Talk About Social Security

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 9/8/2011 1:38:00 PM EST
    Hey working young people, the government is stealing your money and not just once, every two weeks. We should applaud Rick Perry for being open and honest about the real situation of Social Security and youth voters should take note that Perry is looking out for them.
  • Rich Galen - A Very Important Week

    A Very Important Week

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/7/2011 4:40:00 PM EST
    This is a big week in American politics.
  • Wayne LaPierre - Freedom is Celebrated, But Not in the White House

    Freedom is Celebrated, But Not in the White House

    Wayne LaPierre
    Posted: 9/6/2011 8:49:00 AM EST
    A fellow NRA member recently sent me a great video that is making the rounds on YouTube. It’s a short clip of a group of bloggers spending the day at a shooting range with Texas Governor Rick Perry. On its face, there is nothing terribly unusual or special about this. But to the millions of NRA members and patriotic Americans who have spent years fighting to protect and preserve our Second Amendment rights, this is a remarkable scene.
  • Suzanne Fields - God, Politics and Rick Perry

    God, Politics and Rick Perry

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 9/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    God will not be mocked, as the Scriptures tell us, but the pundits and politicians keep trying. Rick Perry is bringing out both the believers and the scoffers. This is a phenomenon that seems to happen with the presidential cycles. Jimmy Carter was born again, Barack Obama was once the messiah, and his followers -- millions of them -- thought he could walk on water.
  • Suzanne Fields - God, Politics and Rick Perry

    God, Politics and Rick Perry

    Suzanne Fields
    Posted: 9/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    God will not be mocked, as the Scriptures tell us, but the pundits and politicians keep trying. Rick Perry is bringing out both the believers and the scoffers. This is a phenomenon that seems to happen with the presidential cycles. Jimmy Carter was born again, Barack Obama was once the messiah, and his followers -- millions of them -- thought he could walk on water.
  • Michael Brown - Must a President Be Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

    Must a President Be Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

    Michael Brown
    Posted: 9/1/2011 3:53:00 PM EST
    The recent attacks on the intelligence of Texas Governor Rick Perry included the charge that he was dumb and, more bitingly, was like George W. Bush only without the brains. The release of his college transcripts seemed to confirm these accusations. In fact, Frank James, writing on NPR.org, warned, “if you ever enter politics, you may one day think about running for president. And if you do decide to run, your college grades could become an issue, especially if they’re mediocre.”
  • Douglas MacKinnon - Was Obama Smart Enough to Make It as an Air Force Pilot?

    Was Obama Smart Enough to Make It as an Air Force Pilot?

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 9/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In their quest to widen the low-road and increase its rider-ship, the liberal Washington, D.C-based Politico just offered up this hackneyed but oh so predictable headline: “Is Rick Perry Dumb?”
  • Jeff Jacoby - Anti-religious Diatribes Come in Different Forms

    Anti-religious Diatribes Come in Different Forms

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 8/31/2011 7:43:00 PM EST
    In 2007, a prominent Florida televangelist named Bill Keller condemned Mitt Romney's religion in a "daily devotional" to his 2.4 million e-mail subscribers.
  • Ann Coulter - Liberals' View of Darwin Unable to Evolve

    Liberals' View of Darwin Unable to Evolve

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 8/31/2011 5:18:00 PM EST
    Amid the hoots at Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry for saying there were "gaps" in the theory of evolution, the strongest evidence for Darwinism presented by these soi-disant rationalists was a 9-year-old boy quoted in The New York Times.
  • Rich Galen - Perry Leads on All Fronts

    Perry Leads on All Fronts

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/30/2011 10:48:00 AM EST
    National polls measuring support during the primary season are suspect because we don't have national primaries. We have state-by-state primaries and caucuses.
  • John Hawkins - 6 Reasons For Conservatives to Support Rick Perry in 2012

    6 Reasons For Conservatives to Support Rick Perry in 2012

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 8/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rick Perry has gotten the Sarah Palin treatment since he declared his intention to run for the presidency. No surprise there.
  • John Hawkins - 6 Reasons For Conservatives to Support Rick Perry in 2012

    6 Reasons For Conservatives to Support Rick Perry in 2012

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 8/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rick Perry has gotten the Sarah Palin treatment since he declared his intention to run for the presidency. No surprise there.
  • Mona Charen - A Hurricane, Evolution and Rick Perry

    A Hurricane, Evolution and Rick Perry

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 8/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Hurricane Irene story ought to, but won't, shed light on our prejudices regarding science. The favored liberal Democratic narrative -- we've seen it trotted out against Rick Perry in the past two weeks -- goes like this: Democrats are the party of the enlightenment.
  • Mona Charen - A Hurricane, Evolution and Rick Perry

    A Hurricane, Evolution and Rick Perry

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 8/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Hurricane Irene story ought to, but won't, shed light on our prejudices regarding science. The favored liberal Democratic narrative -- we've seen it trotted out against Rick Perry in the past two weeks -- goes like this: Democrats are the party of the enlightenment.
  • Douglas MacKinnon - Left And Right Going Nuclear On Rick Perry

    Left And Right Going Nuclear On Rick Perry

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 8/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When you hear every single liberal media outlet in the country say, "We will know more about Rick Perry after we vet his 11 years in office," you need to understand that what they vindictively mean is...
  • Douglas MacKinnon - Left And Right Going Nuclear On Rick Perry

    Left And Right Going Nuclear On Rick Perry

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 8/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When you hear every single liberal media outlet in the country say, "We will know more about Rick Perry after we vet his 11 years in office," you need to understand that what they vindictively mean is...