Ron Paul Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Brent Bozell - An Ugly Sunrise for Republicans

    An Ugly Sunrise for Republicans

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 9/28/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    No one thinks Barack Obama is sitting pretty in this race for the White House. The Real Clear Politics average of the mid-September approval-rating polls measures him at 43 percent approval, 51 percent disapproval. With these numbers, they should be measuring his political coffin. But to listen to the networks talk, it's the Republican field that is a mess in desperate need of new talent, and its debate audiences are a bloodthirsty horror movie.
  • Rich Galen - Raising Cain

    Raising Cain

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/26/2011 11:27:00 AM EST
    Just before 6 PM Saturday, the remarkably efficient information loop known as Twitter exploded with the news that Herman Cain had won the straw poll in Florida.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Tyranny of the Typical

    Tyranny of the Typical

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 9/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In his 1973 "Libertarian Manifesto," the late Murray Rothbard argued that the biggest obstacle in the road out of serfdom was "status quo bias." In society, we're accustomed to rapid change. "New products, new life styles, new ideas are often embraced eagerly." Not so with government.
  • Ann Coulter - So A Comatose Guy Walks Into a Bar

    So A Comatose Guy Walks Into a Bar

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 9/14/2011 6:35:00 PM EST
    People aren't buying the left's emotional appeals about imaginary victims anymore. The audience member's "Yes!" was a way of laughing in the moderators' faces for trying to pull that crap.
  • Rich Galen - The CNN/Tea Party Debate

    The CNN/Tea Party Debate

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 9/13/2011 4:11:00 PM EST
    A breakdown of the CNN/Tea Party Express debate.
  • John Ransom - Paul Krugman is Insane

    Paul Krugman is Insane

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This is not a country that has a great fear of expressing itself. We have way too much self-love for that. If we were secretly ashamed, we’d go on Oprah and proclaim our secret shame to the world, as many liberals like Krugman have done. Or we'd write a book about it.
  • Paul Greenberg - The GOP Field Expands -- and Narrows

    The GOP Field Expands -- and Narrows

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:07:00 PM EST
    It was only fitting that the Republican presidential hopefuls -- or at least eight of them out of a growing crowd -- would be invited to gather at the Reagan Library in the once Golden State, whose parlous economic condition now mirrors that of the country.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Perry Punches at GOP Debate -- Both Hits and Misses

    Perry Punches at GOP Debate -- Both Hits and Misses

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 9/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a problem. The GOP primary has turned into a two-man race between him and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, it became clear during Wednesday's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
  • 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.