Senate on Townhall

Michael Schaus - Sat Jul 27

Well. . . Maybe it’s not that much of a secret: It turns out liberals like it when citizens become dependent upon the government. On the other hand, Mia Love recently declared “The day I need the federal government to force me to [help others], I won’t deserve the title American.” ... more

Ransom Notes Radio - Fri Jul 26

President Barack Obama says this recovery is better than most because of Obamacare – and he accused Republicans of making up “fake” scandals. Apparently the President’s intellectual dishonesty has few limits. ... more

John Ransom - Fri Jul 26

Yes, the most transparently opportunistic administration is becoming more transparent every day. In the midst of negotiations for a free-trade agreement between Europe and the U.S., the NSA Papers, made transparent by Edward Snowden, reveal that America has been spying on allies as well as enemies. ... more

Michael Schaus - Fri Jul 26

A liberal community organizing outfit in the great state of New-New-York (Colorado) was forced to delay their “gun-buy-back” program because of new laws mandating universal background checks. Their attempts were foiled by a law that mandates any “transfer of arms” must be accompanied by a background check. God, it turns out, has a tremendous sense of humor. ... more

Bill Tatro - Thu Jul 25

Why do people strive to become senators and congressmen? In my younger days — and more than likely if the unforgettable Mr. Smith (James Stewart) was asked this same question — I believe the response would have been, “To make a difference.” But as I’ve grown a little wiser I can't help but doubt. . . ... more

John Ransom - Thu Jul 25

Back then, liberals were hailing China’s top-down economic management and acumen; marveling at the endless supply of people and sucking up to Commies like they were the reigning champions on the worldwide smash hit The World Has Talent. ... more

John Ransom - Wed Jul 24

On June 17, Barack Obama had one of his most awesome reality TV events of the year when he fired central bank chairman Ben Bernanke on PBS with liberal mope and host Charlie Rose moderating. ... more

Michael Schaus - Wed Jul 24

Nancy Pelosi, with a straight face and honest intent, suggested her duty of “protecting” the Constitution demanded further restrictions on the Second Amendment. Of course, few people have ever accused her of being intelligent. ... more

Leah Barkoukis - Tue Jul 23

Tweets from the former Senate candidate early Tuesday seemed to suggest she was thinking about a possible run in 2014 against Sen. Chris Coons, who defeated her by a considerable margin in the 2010 race. ... more

Taylor Colwell - Tue Jul 23

Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn and CEO of the nonprofit Points of Light foundation, will formally announce her candidacy today as a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Mon Jul 22

The budget deficit this year is projected to be significantly smaller than it has been in recent years and some of our statist friends claim that this shows the desirability and effectiveness of higher taxes. I’m not persuaded, mostly because our big long-run fiscal challenge is a rising burden of government spending. ... more

David Sterman - Sun Jul 21

Petrobras has managed to disappoint its backers in new and novel ways. The oil giant vastly overspent to get those big oil fields ready for production, the Brazilian government sought onerous levels of taxes from the company, and investors had to sit idly by as the company issued massive blocks of new shares, leading to hefty dilution. ... more

Jeff Crouere - Sat Jul 20

In the aftermath of the controversial acquittal of George Zimmerman, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that his department would launch an investigation into whether Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated. ... more

9 to 5 - Sat Jul 20

Detroit is going bankrupt. . . It’s about time. The Heritage Foundation weighs in on why the city has been due a bankruptcy for quite some time. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Thu Jul 18

Rich Galen - Wed Jul 17