Ron Paul Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • Mike Shedlock - The Legacy of Bailout Nation

    The Legacy of Bailout Nation

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 6/20/2011 12:11:44 AM EST
    To be fair, Obamacare would not have passed under McCain. However, it is also fair to point out Obamacare passed only because of a procedural move, and the Supreme Court may soon invalidate key provisions of that legislation.
  • Ken Connor - And They're Off!

    And They're Off!

    Ken Connor
    Posted: 6/19/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This week in Manchester, New Hampshire, seven Republican contenders faced off in the first GOP primary debate of the season, attempting to make their case to the American people for why they are better suited than President Obama to lead the country in these challenging times.
  • Michael Barone - Romney In Front As Feisty Bachmann Gains On Pawlenty

    Romney In Front As Feisty Bachmann Gains On Pawlenty

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 6/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "There were two clear winners in the Republican debate."
  • Ann Coulter - Get Rid of Government-But First Make Me President!

    Get Rid of Government-But First Make Me President!

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 6/15/2011 4:55:00 PM EST
    I consider all Republican debates time-fillers until New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie jumps in, but Monday night's debate did crystallize for me why I dislike libertarians. (Except one, who is a friend of mine and not crazy.)
  • Donald Lambro - Republican Candidates Have This in Common: Take Out Obama

    Republican Candidates Have This in Common: Take Out Obama

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 6/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The leading contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination showed their stuff in a nationally televised debate in New Hampshire Monday night, and they weren't the "weak field" some polls had suggested.
  • Michael Medved - Winners (Romney, Bachmann) And Losers In The GOP Debate

    Winners (Romney, Bachmann) And Losers In The GOP Debate

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 6/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The headline for the big GOP debate should read “ROMNEY SOLIDIFIES HIS STATUS AS FRONTRUNNER” but the appropriate sub-head may prove even more significant in the long run: “Bachmann Makes Energetic and Well-Received Debut.”
  • John Ransom - States: "Help Us, Criminal Illegals Swamp Budgets, Prisons"

    States: "Help Us, Criminal Illegals Swamp Budgets, Prisons"

    John Ransom
    Posted: 6/10/2011 11:59:00 PM EST
    The violations of law and trust that are a result of the non-enforcement of immigration laws, especially as it relates to criminal illegal aliens, pales in comparison to the violations of King George III in Parliament. Across the country, states governments are shouldering the growing financial burden of keeping criminal illegal aliens in jail in the face of hostility from the executive branch of the federal government.
  • Mike Shedlock - Some Say No Downside to Default, Ron Paul Predicts Cave-In

    Some Say No Downside to Default, Ron Paul Predicts Cave-In

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 6/10/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    To suggest there is "No Downside" is a bit inaccurate. A better way of phrasing the setup is there is "no NET downside" to not increasing the ceiling without significant budget cuts.
  • Bruce Bialosky - Is Obama a Shoo-in for Reelection?

    Is Obama a Shoo-in for Reelection?

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 6/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I’ve been active in national politics since Ronald Reagan’s great victory in 1980, and I can honestly say that I’ve never seen the TV pundits display the level of insanity and stupidity that we see today. Regrettably, this sentiment applies to the press on both sides of the political aisle.
  • Ann Coulter - Why Larry King Will Never Be President

    Why Larry King Will Never Be President

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 5/25/2011 5:20:00 PM EST
    Like would-be yentas trying to set you up on dates with their divorced friends, the political class is constantly trying to foist divorced candidates on the Republican Party, authoritatively assuring us that Americans don't have a problem with divorce anymore.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Run, Paul Ryan, Run

    Run, Paul Ryan, Run

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 5/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' announcement that he can't play in the presidential primaries because his wife and daughters say he's not allowed to is terrible news for the GOP and the country.
  • Michael Medved - The Mad Doctor

    The Mad Doctor

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 5/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    How would you describe a perennial presidential candidate who insists in a televised debate that government has no more right to interfere with prostitution or heroin than it does to limit the right of the people to “practice their religion and say their prayers”?
  • Rachel Alexander - Political Candidates Ignore Social Media at their Peril

    Political Candidates Ignore Social Media at their Peril

    Rachel Alexander
    Posted: 5/24/2011 11:55:00 AM EST
    Social media is taking over traditional areas of campaigns, from fundraising to media to volunteer recruitment and more.
  • Donald Lambro - The Real Deal Republican Candidates

    The Real Deal Republican Candidates

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 5/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Seventeen months before Americans go to the polls to elect their next president, the field of Republican candidates is rapidly being winnowed down to its strongest contenders.
  • Mike Shedlock - Stop Torturing Us; Let's Come Home

    Stop Torturing Us; Let's Come Home

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 5/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I am proud to be ahead of the curve on this issue and I commend Senator John McCain and Congressman Ron Paul for their steadfast opposition to torture. "Thinking that torture is wrong is not a liberal or conservative value - it is simply a value."
  • John Stossel - Ron Paul: Less Lonely These Days

    Ron Paul: Less Lonely These Days

    John Stossel
    Posted: 5/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The man who likely has done more than anyone to put the libertarian philosophy of freedom and small government on the political agenda probably will make another run for the presidency: U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.
  • Michael Medved - Raising Cain: The Pizza Man Delivers

    Raising Cain: The Pizza Man Delivers

    Michael Medved
    Posted: 5/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The most intriguing question raised by the first presidential debate in Greenville, S.C. involves the way Republicans will characterize the surprising showing of Herman Cain.
  • Michael Gerson - A Visit to Paulsville

    A Visit to Paulsville

    Michael Gerson
    Posted: 5/9/2011 8:00:00 PM EST
    Before last week's South Carolina Republican debate, Ron Paul supporters complained that their candidate was not getting the first-tier attention his polling and fundraising should bring.