Ron Paul Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • Michael Medved - Drop the Immigration Distraction

    Drop the Immigration Distraction

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    With Rick Perry suddenly pushing a flat tax and Herman Cain substantively revising his popular 9-9-9 revenue plan, GOP candidates may finally refocus their feverish, fatuous immigration obsession, dropping an issue emphasis that’s destructive, distracting, demented and downright dumb.
  • Ralph Benko - October Surprise: Can Gold Be The Panama Canal Treaty Of 2012?

    October Surprise: Can Gold Be The Panama Canal Treaty Of 2012?

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 11/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Reducing the power of bankers and the political class — along with gold’s empirical record of turbo-charging job-creation and economic growth — is core for gold’s proponents. Thus, that inevitably will become public knowledge and make gold a potentially huge electoral asset.
  • Rich Galen - Measuring Iowa

    Measuring Iowa

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/31/2011 3:37:00 PM EST
    Mitt Romney has a strong base of support in Iowa which has not abandoned him in four years. Although they don't get much press, Iowa's moderate wing is loyal and will continue to turn out.
  • Ed Feulner - Focusing on the Fed

    Focusing on the Fed

    Ed Feulner
    Posted: 10/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Some critics, such as Ron Paul and Herman Cain, want the United States to return to the gold standard. Others insist that such a move would prove disastrous. But nearly all can agree with Cain on one point: “We’ve got to get back to a dollar is a dollar is a dollar.”
  • Steve Chapman - Ron Paul's Unusual Path

    Ron Paul's Unusual Path

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 10/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    No one in this year's race has spent more time running for president than Ron Paul, who before entering the Republican primaries in 2008 and 2012 was the 1988 nominee of the Libertarian Party. And no one runs for president quite the way Paul does.
  • Steve Deace - Hewt Bachpaulrum: The Choice of Iowa Conservatives

    Hewt Bachpaulrum: The Choice of Iowa Conservatives

    Steve Deace
    Posted: 10/25/2011 10:22:00 AM EST
    Here in the first in the nation caucus state, the race remains very fluid.
  • Carl Horowitz - ‘Occupy Wall Street’:  Stamped with a Union Label

    ‘Occupy Wall Street’: Stamped with a Union Label

    Carl Horowitz
    Posted: 10/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have gone national and now global, observers are taking note of the prominent role of labor unions in this anti-business crusade. The rote denunciations of “corporate greed” at these events could be lifted from almost any AFL-CIO convention speech.
  • Jackie Gingrich Cushman - American Loses in Most Recent Debate

    American Loses in Most Recent Debate

    Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Posted: 10/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the two hours of the Republican debate Tuesday night, more energy was spent in back-and-forth bickering than substantive answers. At times, I put my head down to avoid watching the candidates talk over each other.
  • Jacob Sullum - Borrowing From Paul

    Borrowing From Paul

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 10/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Next month, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, a 12-member subset of Congress that Congress created to make the hard fiscal choices Congress itself has failed to make, is expected to propose $1.2 trillion in cuts from projected spending during the next decade.
  • Rich Galen - The Dartmouth Debate

    The Dartmouth Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 10/12/2011 2:25:00 PM EST
    The only candidates that matter at this point are Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain.
  • Paul Greenberg - Victory and Its Discontents, Or: Law, War and Nonsense

    Victory and Its Discontents, Or: Law, War and Nonsense

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 10/11/2011 3:47:00 PM EST
    We live in strange times. Aren't they all? But much like Tolstoy's unhappy families, each strange time is strange in its own peculiar way. And most peculiar, at least this week, may be the little legal brouhaha that some of our fellow Americans -- learned citizens all, maybe too learned -- are trying to raise in the midst of the general acclaim for the latest accomplishment of the armed forces of the United States.
  • Paul Jacob - Occupied America

    Occupied America

    Paul Jacob
    Posted: 10/9/2011 10:33:24 AM EST
    Another upheaval of protest. Should it, too, be dismissed as "astroturf" and "partisan"?
  • Marita Noon - Smash Capitalism: Liberate- or Obliterate- the Planet

    Smash Capitalism: Liberate- or Obliterate- the Planet

    Marita Noon
    Posted: 10/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Despite increases in the typical activities that produce pollution, America is much cleaner now than it was twenty years ago. Since 1970, our population has increased and our energy consumption has gone up.However, the truth is that, despite this growth, our aggregate emissions are approximately half of what they were.
  • Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - Cain Proves Power of ideas in Republican  Race

    Cain Proves Power of ideas in Republican Race

    Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Posted: 10/8/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    America’s media is obsessed with every tick of every poll. The reason they cover polls is because they don’t want to cover ideas. Republicans should resist being sucked into this reality show mentality and focus instead on the candidate’s ideas.
  • Cal  Thomas - Messiah Complex: The Sequel?

    Messiah Complex: The Sequel?

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 10/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Listening to some establishment Republicans grousing about the field of GOP presidential candidates should serve as a warning. Republicans, if they are not careful, are in danger of catching the same virus that infected Democrats in 2008.
  • Mark Baisley - Applauding When the Bad Guy Gets It

    Applauding When the Bad Guy Gets It

    Mark Baisley
    Posted: 10/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The liberal mindset is a fascinating thing to watch. The synapse sequence seems to go something like: (1) Defend evil with compassionate piety. (2) Contort the Constitution until it submits to the defense of evil. (3) Excuse all distasteful and contradictory behavior by liberal leadership.
  • John Ransom - Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    John Ransom
    Posted: 10/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If the GOP was out of control, then the Democrats are running the country like a financial flash mob. For some reason, liberals don’t understand that conservatives never approved of the DC spending habits in the first place. We have repudiated the fiscal policies of George Bush, even if we defend him personally from charges of dishonor, which I will always do.
  • Paul Jacob - The Soulless Opposition

    The Soulless Opposition

    Paul Jacob
    Posted: 10/2/2011 12:00:06 AM EST
    One problem with partisanship is surely the tendency to look at your opponents as the embodiment of pure evil.
  • Donald Lambro - For the GOP, Romney and Perry Are Still the Guys to Beat

    For the GOP, Romney and Perry Are Still the Guys to Beat

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 9/29/2011 10:06:00 PM EST
    Thus far, the maddening Republican storyline in the presidential election cycle is complicating the party's prospects of winning back the White House in 2012.


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