Ron Paul Columns on Townhall

  • Ralph Benko - The Empire Of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Ron Paul And The Sacred Fire Of Freedom

    The Empire Of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson, Ron Paul And The Sacred Fire Of Freedom

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 2/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Who stands in opposition to “the [central] bank of the United States, public debt, a navy, a standing army, American manufacturing, federally funded improvement of the interior, the role of a world power, military glory, an extensive foreign ministry, loose construction of the Constitution, and subordination of the states to the federal government”? Hint, these words were not written about Rep. Ron Paul.
  • Michael Barone - GOP Must Convince Young People It's the Party of Options

    GOP Must Convince Young People It's the Party of Options

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 2/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Republican presidential candidates, except for Ron Paul, haven't been paying much attention to young voters in the primaries and caucuses so far. But any Republican nominee -- which is to say probably Mitt Romney, or maybe Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum -- had better be paying attention to them in the summer and fall.
  • Rich Galen - Sub-Tuesday Surprise

    Sub-Tuesday Surprise

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 2/8/2012 10:00:00 AM EST
    There were election events last night in Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado.
  • Jeff Jacoby - Is a Long Primary Fight Good for the GOP?

    Is a Long Primary Fight Good for the GOP?

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 2/6/2012 1:02:00 PM EST
    "46 STATES TO GO."
  • Katie Kieffer - Six Ways Paul Beats Obama On Foreign Policy

    Six Ways Paul Beats Obama On Foreign Policy

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 2/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I predict that President Obama runs for reelection on his foreign policy record. He told us as much when he bookended his State of the Union address with his foreign policy “wins.” Unlike his economic record (non-existent), Obama has brag-worthy talking points on foreign policy.
  • Pat Buchanan - Ron Paul: Reactionary or Visionary

    Ron Paul: Reactionary or Visionary

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 2/3/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    After his fourth-place showing in Florida, Ron Paul, by then in Nevada, told supporters he had been advised by friends that he would do better if only he dumped his foreign policy views, which have been derided as isolationism.
  • Ryan James Girdusky - The Other Buffett Rule

    The Other Buffett Rule

    Ryan James Girdusky
    Posted: 2/1/2012 1:13:00 PM EST
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is set to propose “The Buffett Rule”, a tax increase on everyone making more than a million dollars a year. The law named after Warren Buffett, the second richest person in the world, is also known as the “Paying a Fair Share Act.”
  • Salena Zito - Presidential Candidates Seek Latino Support in Florida

    Presidential Candidates Seek Latino Support in Florida

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 1/30/2012 12:06:00 PM EST
    The bustling Versailles restaurant and bakery in Little Havana has a reputation for serving savory pastries, sweet Cuban coffee and politicians who are looking for support among Latino voters.
  • Rich Galen - Final Florida Debate

    Final Florida Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/27/2012 10:36:00 AM EST
    The 19th debate in this GOP primary season was held in Florida. This is the last one before Tuesday's primary. From this point on, the pace of primaries and caucuses increases, but the pace of debates slows almost to a halt.
  • Larry Kudlow - One on One with Ron Paul

    One on One with Ron Paul

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 1/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    After Congressman Ron Paul's strong second-place finish in New Hampshire, he's winning plaudits everywhere. Can the GOP find a home for the principles with the free market Austrian economic message?
  • Salena Zito - 'Battle of Ideas' Shapes Up in Florida GOP Primary

    'Battle of Ideas' Shapes Up in Florida GOP Primary

    Salena Zito
    Posted: 1/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The four Republicans remain in competition for the party's presidential nod after South Carolina's primary election. Saturday night's stunning results sent the four farther south today in advance of the Sunshine State's Jan. 31 primary.
  • Rich Galen - The Final South Carolina Debate

    The Final South Carolina Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/20/2012 10:30:00 AM EST
    The Lad came East to visit with some clients and had dinner with the Mullings Director of Standards and Practices and, as happens at family dinners in Your Nation's Capital, we talked about politics. I said that I understood that Rick Perry had cancelled much of his schedule on Wednesday afternoon which told me he was going to be out of this thing before the debate last night.
  • Michael Tanner - GOP Should Heed Ron Paul

    GOP Should Heed Ron Paul

    Michael Tanner
    Posted: 1/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the two Republican contests so far, Paul consistently won about 20 percent of the vote. Polls show that even in South Carolina, which is not considered hospitable territory for the Texas congressman, he is expected to take about one-sixth of the vote.
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano - How Much Economic Freedom Do We Have in the United States?

    How Much Economic Freedom Do We Have in the United States?

    Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Posted: 1/20/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The root of economic freedom is the recognition of the right to own private property. That includes the right to utilize it unmolested, to dispose of it without anyone's permission and to exclude anyone from it, even the government. Suffice it to say, no American president since the advent of the income tax and the Federal Reserve 100 years ago has fully accepted or meaningfully defended that right.
  • Hugh Hewitt - MSM and the 13 State Election

    MSM and the 13 State Election

    Hugh Hewitt
    Posted: 1/19/2012 10:24:00 AM EST
    Will ABC's interview of Marianne Ginrich matter in the South Carolina primary? Will Mitt Romney's wealth and "effective tax rate of 15%" hurt him in the Palmetto State? Will the endorsement of Rick Santorum by key Evangelical leaders over the past weekend in Texas swing him crucial support on Saturday?
  • Michael Barone - South Carolina Hoping to Pick Next President

    South Carolina Hoping to Pick Next President

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 1/19/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The crowd at the Fox News/Wall Street Journal debate in Myrtle Beach was feisty, with whoops and cheers for Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry, though not so much for Ron Paul.
  • Dennis Prager - Ron Paul and America's Alleged Racism

    Ron Paul and America's Alleged Racism

    Dennis Prager
    Posted: 1/17/2012 9:51:00 AM EST
    In the Republican presidential candidates’ debate on January 7, Congressman Ron Paul said: “I’m the only one up here . . . that understands true racism in this country is in the judicial system.”
  • Charlotte Hays - Ron Paul, Legislative Hero

    Ron Paul, Legislative Hero

    Charlotte Hays
    Posted: 1/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Although I nightly hang upon every word Bill O’Reilly spews forth in his “Talking Points Memo,” I must take issue with Mr. O’s dour, pre-Iowa assessment of the magnificent legislative achievements of Rep. Ron Paul.
  • Rich Galen - Myrtle Beach Debate Post-Game

    Myrtle Beach Debate Post-Game

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/17/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    When political professionals get together to discuss things like ads, campaign tactics, and debates they know the only thing that matters in the end is: "Did it move votes?"
  • Tony Katz - Ron Paul's Problem Is the Ron Paul Supporter

    Ron Paul's Problem Is the Ron Paul Supporter

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 1/13/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Much of what people find objectionable about presidential candidate Ron Paul isn’t his policies or principles; it’s his followers.