Social Issues on Townhall

Matt Vespa - Wed Jul 22

Not resonating with Democratic base either ... more

David Limbaugh - Fri Jul 3

Daniel Davis - Fri Jun 19

Jeb Bush addressed the Road to Majority Conference in Washington, DC today, where he stressed the centrality of faith in American public life and pledged his commitment to upholding religious liberty. ... more

Matt Vespa - Tue Sep 23

It's not over...yet ... more

Matt Vespa - Wed Aug 27

Teaching men not to rape and helping women avoid rape aren't mutually exclusive options. ... more

Steve Chapman - Thu Nov 14

Rachel Alexander - Mon Apr 22

Has society really become quite thin-skinned, or is acting “offended” a new tactic that is being used to shut down legitimate political debate? Progressives are increasingly claiming to be offended whenever those on the right disagree with their left-wing positions. ... more

Michael Reagan - Thu Mar 14

By the time you read this, the world’s billion-plus Roman Catholics may have a new pope. And when the black smoke of Tuesday’s indecisive first vote has turned to the white smoke of final decision, don’t be surprised if the cardinals have chosen… a Catholic pope. ... more

Bruce Bialosky - Mon Dec 10

In 1973, the Supreme Court issued one of their worst rulings ever in Roe v. Wade. Largely made from “whole cloth,” the ruling has started a 40-year fight over abortion that unnecessarily has divided this country. If Republican principles were in place on this issue, then there would be a heated discussion; but the core of the fight would be defused and the issue would be handled at the state level where it properly belongs and where other issues should be handled. ... more

David Limbaugh - Tue Nov 27

One of the largest elephants in the GOP's post-election room is the fate of Christian and other social conservatives. Party honchos can't just wish this problem away -- or, maybe they can. ... more

John Hawkins - Sat Nov 24

Win, lose or draw, we're always supposedly hitting a tipping point where social issues just no longer work for the Republican Party. At first glance, this would appear to be a rather puzzling sentiment. After all, in 2010, despite the fact that the GOP was just as socially conservative as we were this year, the Republican Party had its best year in half a century. ... more

Mark Davis - Fri Nov 16

The proper path for the Republican party lies somewhere between changing our entire agenda and standing steadfastly on everything. ... more

Star Parker - Mon Oct 8

Can there be political bubbles like financial bubbles? Financial bubbles, inflated by hopes and dreams, burst when reality negates any possibility that those hopes and dreams will be realized. At that point, sky high stock or bond or real estate prices come crashing down to earth. ... more

Robert Knight - Mon Sep 10

Now that we’re past the convention, let’s take a moment to ask, “Are the Democrats really this nuts?” ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Sep 7

Charlotte, N.C. -- Going by the conventional rules of American politics, the Democratic Convention this week was an unmitigated disaster. And, going by the same rules, GOP convention was a disaster, too. So, either the rules of American politics have fundamentally changed, or at least one of the parties is taking an enormous gamble. ... more

Brent Bozell - Wed Aug 29

The Republican convention was delayed by a day on Monday. It's not a problem: The national media's preconvention spin was timed perfectly, almost as if it was on automatic pilot. In Monday's New York Times, longtime political writer Adam Nagourney regurgitated the same old, tired political spin that the Republican Party is too conservative and exclusionary on "social issues" and that their divisive stands will hurt them with "mainstream" voters. ... more

Maggie Gallagher - Mon May 28

Back in 2004, Thomas Frank wrote a famous book, 'What's the Matter with Kansas?', in which he lamented working class white people's choices to vote their 'values' rather than what -- in his not-so-humble opinion -- was in their 'genuine' economic interests. Why didn't they identify as liberals and vote Democratic? ... more

Michael Gerson - Fri May 11

Principled or calculating or a bit of both, President Obama's choice on gay marriage is a bet on the political future -- a wager on the views and values of the millennial generation making its long march through American institutions. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri May 11

Rick Santorum endorses Mitt Romney, the man he once described as the "worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama." ... more