Rick Perry Columns on Townhall

  • 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...
  • John Ransom - Obama is a Bad President: An Answer to Jonathan Alter

    Obama is a Bad President: An Answer to Jonathan Alter

    John Ransom
    Posted: 8/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Jonathan Alter asked sincerely why everyone thinks Obama's such a bad president. I will answer with five reasons based on substance, although I could probably come up with twenty reasons easily.
  • Hugh Hewitt - Obama and Irene:  Category Four Forces of Destruction

    Obama and Irene: Category Four Forces of Destruction

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 8/26/2011 9:55:00 AM EST
    “I hope,” I told Stuart Varney on his excellent Fox Business Network program yesterday, “that President Obama watches the preparations for Hurricane Irene closely.”
  • Jonah Goldberg - My Rick Perry Problem -- and Ours

    My Rick Perry Problem -- and Ours

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 8/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination now, at least in the national polls. Undoubtedly that's the main reason so many East Coast pundits and Beltway wags are making fun of him. He likes guns! He's from Texas! He talks funny! He's a -- gird yourself now -- Christian!
  • Jonah Goldberg - My Rick Perry Problem -- and Ours

    My Rick Perry Problem -- and Ours

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 8/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination now, at least in the national polls. Undoubtedly that's the main reason so many East Coast pundits and Beltway wags are making fun of him. He likes guns! He's from Texas! He talks funny! He's a -- gird yourself now -- Christian!
  • John Ransom - Texas AG Sues EPA over Obama’s War on Energy

    Texas AG Sues EPA over Obama’s War on Energy

    John Ransom
    Posted: 8/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Obama rarely cares much for the approval of Congress. Once Congress stopped acting as a ways and means committee for him, the president started pursuing a policy of enacting legislation- or scuttling it-by regulatory action, nuisance lawsuits and abusing prosecutorial discretion.
  • Peter Schiff - Ron Paul was Right and it Makes Some Green

    Ron Paul was Right and it Makes Some Green

    Peter Schiff
    Posted: 8/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    By any objective standard the portfolio would make any financial superstar green with jealousy. Fueled by his understanding of the inflationary policies unrelentingly pushed by his colleagues in Washington, Ron wisely loaded up on gold and gold mining stocks in the mid to late 1990s when those assets were regarded as the poor stepchildren of Wall Street.
  • Robert Knight - Liberal 'Gospel' Exalts Government

    Liberal 'Gospel' Exalts Government

    Robert Knight
    Posted: 8/25/2011 1:06:00 PM EST
    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has done us a wonderful service with her Aug. 15 article in the Atlantic, “Is Rick Perry as Christian as He Thinks He Is?”
  • Ann Coulter - The Flash Mob Method of Scientific Inquiry

    The Flash Mob Method of Scientific Inquiry

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 8/24/2011 5:53:00 PM EST
    Evolution is the only subject that is discussed exclusively as a "Do you believe?" question with yes-or-no answers.
  • Bruce Bialosky - Focus Folks, Its Obama

    Focus Folks, Its Obama

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 8/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As the field of Republican Presidential candidates becomes clear, the media continues to incite controversy among them. This became obvious with the back and forth at the Iowa debate. For the most part, the candidates kept their focus throughout – the problem is Obama and come November 2012 he must be defeated.
  • Derek Hunter - Lack of Thought in "Think Progress," Union Violence and One Disgustingly Fat Woman - What Could Go Wrong?

    Lack of Thought in "Think Progress," Union Violence and One Disgustingly Fat Woman - What Could Go Wrong?

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 8/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Pawlenty is out, Perry is in and Obama is...on vacation. This week was fun, and a mess. But aren’t they all? We learned President Obama is, after 2 1/2 years in office, ready to address his number 1 priority since taking office and release his Nixonian “secret plan” to deal with the jobs crisis...in September. Now THAT’S leadership! How’s that “hope and change” working out for you?
  • Austin Hill - Look Who's Messin' With Texas Now!

    Look Who's Messin' With Texas Now!

    Austin Hill
    Posted: 8/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Now that Governor Rick Perry has catapulted to “front runner” status and is posing a credible threat to President Obama’s re-election, your entire state is under the microscope.
  • Donald Lambro - Romney and Perry Stress Free Market Principles

    Romney and Perry Stress Free Market Principles

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 8/18/2011 6:26:00 PM EST
    The political battle for the Republican presidential nomination is all about who can get the U.S. economy back on track and restart the once-great American jobs machine.
  • Rich Galen - Perry in the Spotlight

    Perry in the Spotlight

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/18/2011 11:08:00 AM EST
    Rick Perry has been in this race for about 12 minutes and has been deemed the frontrunner; the man who has the best chance of knocking Mitt Romney out of his frontrunner status; the guy who will knock / has knocked Michelle Bachmann out of second place; the man who will force (pick one) Mitch Daniels, Haley Barbour, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, or Hopalong Cassidy to reconsider their previous decisions not to get into this race.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair

    Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 8/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's vast, it's crowded, it's fattening and it's fun. "Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair." The slogan is aptly deserved.
  • Bill Tatro - Obama's Secret Jobs Plan to be Unveiled in...September

    Obama's Secret Jobs Plan to be Unveiled in...September

    Bill Tatro
    Posted: 8/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I guess I shouldn’t get so frustrated since President Obama, when asked about his economic recovery plan, simply launched into a diatribe and said wait until September. You know, he may be on to something.
  • Jeff Jacoby - Making Washington Inconsequential

    Making Washington Inconsequential

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 8/17/2011 11:53:00 AM EST
    For liberals, perhaps the only thing more absurd and disagreeable than the prospect of a Washington with radically reduced influence in American life is a presidential candidate pledging to make that reduction a priority.
  • Michael Medved - GOP Should Learn from Debate Mistakes

    GOP Should Learn from Debate Mistakes

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 8/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s probably a good thing that coverage of the Iowa Straw Poll and Rick Perry’s announcement of candidacy upstaged the discussion about the televised GOP debate two days before.
  • Jonah Goldberg - The Right Candidate

    The Right Candidate

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 8/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Perry didn't exactly chase Pawlenty out of the race; the Iowa straw poll (in which T-Paw finished a distant third) did that. But the two developments are closely related. They're linked by the fact that Barack Obama is very beatable.
  • Paul Greenberg - GOP Field Narrows

    GOP Field Narrows

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 8/15/2011 3:31:00 PM EST
    Who says presidential debates and straw polls don't matter? The field of Republican presidential candidates has narrowed a bit after the presidential debate-cum-straw poll at Ames, Ia., home of Iowa State, corn-fed beauties of every species, and the GOP's straw-in-the-wind poll.