Ron Paul Columns on Townhall

  • Jacob Sullum - One-Man Intervention: Ron Paul Challenges His Party's Mindless Militarism

    One-Man Intervention: Ron Paul Challenges His Party's Mindless Militarism

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 12/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Reporters routinely describe Ron Paul's foreign policy views as "isolationist" because he opposes the promiscuous use of military force. This is like calling him a recluse because he tries to avoid fistfights.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Ron Paul's Naive Promises

    Ron Paul's Naive Promises

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 12/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    So now it's Ron Paul's turn. The diminutive Texas libertarian is poised in the latest polls to win the Iowa caucuses.
  • Matt Mackowiak - Scenarios for the 2012 Republican Primary

    Scenarios for the 2012 Republican Primary

    Matt Mackowiak
    Posted: 12/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign has been the most volatile and least predictable campaign in my lifetime. In spite of this, I see several potential scenarios in the early states, all subject to change at any moment.
  • John Hawkins - Why Ron Paul Can Never Be President In 12 Quotes

    Why Ron Paul Can Never Be President In 12 Quotes

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 12/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ron Paul is doing surprisingly well this year in some of the early primary state polls. There's a simple reason for that: Most people in the conservative media have concluded he can't win the nomination, they don't want to get yelled at by his supporters, and so they've laid off of him while most of the other candidates have had to face ferocious criticism.
  • Steve Deace - Which Candidates Walk the Talk of Being Pro-Life?

    Which Candidates Walk the Talk of Being Pro-Life?

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 12/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As voters continue to look for useful ways to help them vet the Republican presidential candidates, a campaign pledge unlike any other was unveiled on Wednesday to help voters learn who truly believes that all life is sacred and a gift from God.
  • Matt Towery - GOP Jump Ball Could Lead to Ron Paul Upset Victory in Iowa

    GOP Jump Ball Could Lead to Ron Paul Upset Victory in Iowa

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 12/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Iowa Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich is really disliked by the so-called "GOP Establishment." These are the folks who backed George H.W. Bush against Ronald Reagan in 1980; sat back and watched Bob Dole take one for the team in 1996; and generally want a candidate who feels comfortable in his own Ivy League skin and alligator shoes.
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano - The Government as Lawbreaker, Again

    The Government as Lawbreaker, Again

    Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Posted: 12/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Can Congress make legal something that is inherently wrong, and can Congress take a freedom that is a part of our humanity and make its exercise criminal?
  • Rich Galen - Negative Ads

    Negative Ads

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 12/14/2011 1:13:00 PM EST
    We are at the point in the presidential election cycle when the campaigns – and their allies – begin to run negative ads. Everyone hates negative ads.
  • Ken Connor - Plain 'Ole Vanilla

    Plain 'Ole Vanilla

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 12/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The GOP primary process has been chaotic, resulting in ups and downs for candidates and voters alike. Dreams were dashed when Mitch Daniels, then Sarah Palin, then Chris Christie announced their intentions to sit this one out.
  • Steve Deace - A Word from The Word for the Presidential Hopefuls

    A Word from The Word for the Presidential Hopefuls

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 12/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Contrary to what your local leftist magical thinker/post-modern pundit claims, the Word of God has something to say to everybody on every aspect of human existence.
  • Daniel J. Mitchell - Much-Deserved Praise for Ron Paul on Ending the Drug War

    Much-Deserved Praise for Ron Paul on Ending the Drug War

    Daniel J. Mitchell
    Posted: 12/7/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I’m somewhat optimistic on the drug war because more and more people, including conservatives, are realizing that government intervention isn’t working and is actually making things worse.
  • Mona Charen - Where Ron Paul Is Right

    Where Ron Paul Is Right

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 12/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Five years ago last month, Milton Friedman died at age 94. To the very end, the Nobel Prize winning economist was astute, tireless and wonderfully avuncular. Thanks to the Internet, his commentaries on subjects ranging from greed, to slavery, to the Great Depression myth and many other topics, can be enjoyed forever.
  • Frank Gaffney - The Isolationist delusion

    The Isolationist delusion

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 11/28/2011 1:36:00 PM EST
    I had an unsettling flashback last week listening to two of the Republican presidential candidates talk about foreign policy. Representative Ron Paul of Texas and former Utah Governor Jon Hunstman espoused isolationist stances that called to mind one of the most preposterous public policy debates in decades.
  • Victor Davis Hanson - The Castor-Oil Candidate

    The Castor-Oil Candidate

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 11/24/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Nominating Mitt Romney is sort of like taking grandma's castor oil. Republicans are dreading the thought of downing their unpleasant-tasting medicine but worry that sooner or later they will have to.
  • Pat Buchanan - Return of the War Party?

    Return of the War Party?

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 11/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Is a vote for the Republican Party in 2012 a vote for war?
  • Jeff Jacoby - A nuclear Iran would be the gravest threat

    A nuclear Iran would be the gravest threat

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 11/9/2011 11:44:00 AM EST
    RON PAUL, the Texas congressman and isolationist would-be president, is against using tough economic sanctions or military force to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. How then, he was asked on "Fox News Sunday," would he persuade Teheran to abandon its quest for the bomb? "Well," Paul suggested, "maybe offering friendship to them." Hmm, there's an idea. How might it work in practice?
  • Rich Galen - A Capacity to Lead

    A Capacity to Lead

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 11/7/2011 3:42:00 PM EST
    On November 6 next year - 52 weeks from tomorrow - those of us who haven't availed ourselves of early voting, absentee voting, mail-in voting or some other form of not standing in line on election day will, in fact, be stepping into a voting booth to vote for President and Congress and for about a third of the population, for U.S. Senator.
  • Steve Deace - Preparing for Primaries

    Preparing for Primaries

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 11/5/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The first in the nation caucuses in my state are a little more than 60 days away, soon to be followed by crucial early primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
  • Larry Kudlow - One on One with Ron Paul

    One on One with Ron Paul

    Larry Kudlow
    Posted: 11/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Federal Reserve is still in quantitative easing mode despite the fact that it announced Wednesday it would hold off any new actions to aid the economy, Republican presidential candidate and Congressman Ron Paul said on the Kudlow Report last night.
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Beyond the Beltway: Courting Silence

    Beyond the Beltway: Courting Silence

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 11/3/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It is a revealing, and perhaps sad, commentary on the state of the GOP nomination process that so little - if any - discussion has been spent on the proper role of the federal government's most powerful branch, the scope of its powers, and the identity of its future members.


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