Ron Paul Columns on Townhall

  • Rich Galen - Perry Leads on All Fronts

    Perry Leads on All Fronts

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 8/30/2011 10:48:00 AM EST
    National polls measuring support during the primary season are suspect because we don't have national primaries. We have state-by-state primaries and caucuses.
  • 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.
  • Ryan James Girdusky - If President Obama Can Ignore Immigration Law, President Bachmann Can Ignore Abortion Law

    If President Obama Can Ignore Immigration Law, President Bachmann Can Ignore Abortion Law

    Ryan James Girdusky
    Posted: 8/26/2011 2:12:00 PM EST
    Last week, the Obama administration announced it will halt deportations of illegal immigrants on a case-by-case basis depending on whether they held certain criteria. Such criteria included attending school, having a family and having primary care responsibility for a family member.
  • 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.
  • Byron York - GOP Operatives Fear Lasting Ron Paul Problem

    GOP Operatives Fear Lasting Ron Paul Problem

    Byron York
    Posted: 8/23/2011 12:20:00 PM EST
    Republicans dodged a big bullet at the Ames, Iowa, straw poll. If just 77 of the 4,283 people who voted for Rep. Michele Bachmann had voted instead for Rep. Ron Paul, then Paul would have won the straw poll. In the end, Bachmann came out ahead with 28.55 percent of the vote to Paul's 27.65 percent. No other candidate was close.
  • 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.
  • Marjorie Dannenfelser  - No Truce on Abortion For 2012 Candidates

    No Truce on Abortion For 2012 Candidates

    Marjorie Dannenfelser
    Posted: 8/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Some Republicans in recent months have suggested that social issues, including the issue of protecting innocent, unborn children, will take a back seat during the 2012 election cycle. The nation’s unemployment rates, foreclosure rate, and credit rating, are all worse than they were when Obama took office in 2009.
  • Paul Greenberg - Who's In, Who's Out

    Who's In, Who's Out

    Paul Greenberg
    Posted: 8/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Who says presidential debates and straw polls don't matter?
  • Lincoln Brown - Elites Annoint Romney, But Cain's Got Energy

    Elites Annoint Romney, But Cain's Got Energy

    Lincoln Brown
    Posted: 8/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    So T-Paw is out, Perry is in, and Bachmann is the sweetheart of the moment. Of course Ron Paul came in second in Iowa, and I’ll be honest, I threw up in my mouth a little bit when he indicated that Iran having nuclear weapons wasn’t really an issue for him.
  • Frank Gaffney - Good News From Iowa

    Good News From Iowa

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 8/15/2011 2:01:00 PM EST
    Straw polls are notoriously overrated. This observation applies especially to the over-hyped one held most recently in Ames, Iowa over the weekend.
  • Derek Hunter - Can't We All Just Not Get Along

    Can't We All Just Not Get Along

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 8/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I’ve avoided commenting on the Republican candidates to this point, mostly because I suspect a lot people are like me and haven’t found their choice yet, but now that we’ve had a good discussion amongst the candidates...
  • Humberto Fontova - History Lesson for Candidate Ron Paul

    History Lesson for Candidate Ron Paul

    Humberto Fontova
    Posted: 8/13/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ron Paul in an exasperated tone during the Iowa debates: “All these trade sanctions!…this is why we still don’t have a trade relationship with Cuba.”
  • Caroline Glick - The Jacksonian Foreign Policy Option

    The Jacksonian Foreign Policy Option

    Caroline Glick
    Posted: 8/12/2011 1:09:00 PM EST
    The basic concept being propounded by leading neoconservative writers and publications is that anyone who disagrees with neoconservative policies is an isolationist.
  • Rachel Alexander - Rick Perry's NAFTA Superhighway Problem

    Rick Perry's NAFTA Superhighway Problem

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 8/12/2011 12:26:00 AM EST
    Move over Mitt Romney. Rick Perry has a bigger problem to defend from his tenure as governor. Remember the NAFTA Superhighway project?
  • Douglas MacKinnon - What If Ron Paul Goes Third Party

    What If Ron Paul Goes Third Party

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 8/9/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I spoke recently with a senior Democrat strategist who offered up a quite logical and incredibly frightening scenario for those who are desperate to vote Barack Obama out of office in 2012.
  • Paul Jacob - Rogue government, USA

    Rogue government, USA

    Paul Jacob
    Posted: 8/7/2011 12:00:57 AM EST
    The budget deal not only set government spending to grow, it set up an oligarchy. Wrong direction. So what's the right direction?
  • Jim  Ellis - How Rick Perry Wins

    How Rick Perry Wins

    Jim Ellis
    Posted: 7/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    To begin, Perry’s home state of Texas has 152 delegates, second in size only to California’s 172. With its congressional district/caucus delegate apportionment formula, the Governor would certainly attract the overwhelming majority of his own state’s delegate support. Since he ostensibly plays well in the south, Perry can reasonably be expected to win the region.
  • Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - The Profound Misunderstanding of America's Leaders

    The Profound Misunderstanding of America's Leaders

    Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Posted: 7/15/2011 9:44:00 AM EST
    Gold isn’t money? How could America get to this point we asked in astonishment upon hearing the Chairman of the Federal Reserve proclaim, “Gold isn’t Money.”
  • Frank Gaffney - Energy Freedom Now

    Energy Freedom Now

    Frank Gaffney
    Posted: 7/12/2011 5:56:00 PM EST
    Mark Twain is usually credited with the quip that “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” The same is certainly true of our dependence on foreign, and often unfriendly, sources of energy – particularly when gas prices soar and every American feels the pinch.
  • Rich Galen - Is Iowa Predictive?

    Is Iowa Predictive?

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 6/27/2011 10:48:00 AM EST
    The Register, as it's known to one and all, has long been the dominant paper in Iowa, and is THE source for inside info on who's up, who's down, who's in and who's out when it comes to Presidential politics.