The View on Townhall

Caroline Glick - Fri Sep 2

US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, kicked up a political storm this week. On Tuesday, Ros-Lehtinen introduced the United Nations Transparency, Accountability and Reform Act. If passed into law it would place stringent restrictions on US funding of the UN's budget. ... more

George Friedman - Wed Aug 31

It could be argued that while Gadhafi retains a coherent military force and significant territory, he no longer governs Libya. That is certainly true and significant, but it will become more significant when his enemies do take control of the levers of power. ... more

Jeff Carter - Fri Aug 26

Then there are people like me. I would vote for any Republican over Obama. He is so toxic to the economy, the country and the future that anyone the Republicans nominate will be a step in the right direction. We aren’t staying home. ... more

Brian Raum - Sat Aug 20

On Aug. 2, the ripple effect from New York’s recently passed same-sex “marriage” law bumped up against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The Star-Ledger suggested Christie “should consider taking a page out of [New York Gov.] Cuomo’s playbook,” by which they meant that Christie ought to force-feed the public with same-sex “marriage” just like Cuomo did. ... more

Austin Hill - Sun Jul 31

What’s more important: the wellbeing of each individual citizen in America, or the wellbeing of government? ... more

David Stokes - Sat Jul 30

Many years ago, when I was finishing work on my graduate degree in political science in New York, I took a course on international affairs. The professor was a Muslim man from Beirut, Lebanon. One day for some reason he was talking about Pope John Paul II and he paused and looked over at me and asked: “What is the pope like personally?” ... more

Caroline Glick - Mon Jul 25

The past month has been a difficult one for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Palestinians (UNRWA). First Palestinians in Hamas-controlled Gaza held mass protests against the agency's attempt to change its name to the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees. ... more

David Malpass - Wed Jul 13

Congress and the President are down to the wire on cutting a debt limit deal. The President's goal has been to sound fiscally conservative, make clear the August 2 deadline, point to the need for a combination of spending cuts and tax increases, and encourage more discussions. ... more

Mike Adams - Tue Jul 12

Whenever I find myself in an extended argument about abortion I find that there are about six arguments I can expect to encounter before the argument has come to term, so to speak. But, fortunately, the six arguments all suffer from one fatal flaw, which makes them somewhat easy to rebut as long as the proponent of life stays focused on the central moral question of the abortion debate, which is “Are the unborn human?” ... more Staff - Thu Jul 7

We sit down in front of 68" 3D flat-screen that we got from the big box store last week. Who knew you could finance a television? ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Jun 29

There is no disputing the emotional power of linking the campaign for gay marriage today to the struggle over anti-miscegenation laws in the Civil Rights era. I agree that the two are connected. But not in the way same-sex marriage advocates think. ... more

George Friedman - Wed Jun 22

There may be some in the U.S. military who believe that the United States might prevail in Afghanistan, but they are few in number. The champion of this view, Gen. David Petraeus, has been relieved of his command of forces in Afghanistan and promoted (or kicked upstairs) to become director of the CIA. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sun Jun 19

Protests in China have been occurring at an increasing rate. This is in spite of the fact the Chinese economy has been growing at 10% a year for a decade. What happens when China's growth slows to 4%? ... more

Humberto Fontova - Fri Jun 17

This week Castro’s propaganda ministry published another portion of Che Guevara’s “diaries.” These passages, composed by Ernesto “Che” Guevara between 1956-58, are titled “Diary of a Combatant,” and were published antiseptically “unedited.” ... more

Mike Shedlock - Tue Jun 7

Recall that Treasury Secretary Paulson's failed policy was based on the construct that size matters. The EU's silly attempt of talking down problems in Greece was based on the same principle. ... more

Cliff May - Thu Jun 2

Some years ago, John Podhoretz, a right-of-center writer, now the editor of Commentary, admonished his colleagues on the left: "We speak liberal as well as our own tongue. Why don't you speak conservative?" ... more

Humberto Fontova - Wed Jun 1

After two years of legal wrangling radio-host Michael Savage is still banned from setting foot in Britain. The original ban handed down in May 2009 was explained by former Labor Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. ... more

Fred Wszolek - Wed Jun 1

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is changing the story for America’s businesses and right-to-work states through a series of decisions that represent a new level of activism and extremism unseen in past “independent” agencies. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sat May 28

In spite of what the Fed or the FDIC may want you to believe, many banks hold massive amounts of garbage on their balance sheets (especially real estate and commercial real estate), at below prices. ... more

John Ransom - Sun May 15

Under Eric Holder’s view of the law, bin Laden had the right to remain silent, he had the right to an attorney. If he could not afford an attorney he had the right to have one appointed for him. ... more

David Malpass - Sat May 14

Like the June 30 end of QE2, Y2K crash warnings had a date certain, January 1, 2000 ... more

Humberto Fontova - Thu May 12

For inviting the rapper-“poet” named “Common,” to the White House, our First Lady is currently taking some heat. Common’s lyric, it appears, are a trifle “racy,” plus in his “poetry”, he hails Black-Panther/Cop-killer Joan “Assata Shakur” Chesimard. ... more

John Ransom - Fri May 6

Under Eric Holder’s view of the law, bin Laden had the right to remain silent, he had the right to an attorney. If he could not afford an attorney he had the right to have one appointed for him. ... more

Caroline Glick - Fri Apr 29

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s response to the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority’s peace deal with Hamas would be funny if it weren’t tragic. Immediately after the news broke of the deal Netanyahu announced, “The PA must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both.” ... more

Cliff May - Thu Apr 28

I was north of Kandahar, flying in a helicopter with an American general who was telling me more than I could absorb about rural irrigation systems. I asked if he had ever imagined, back when he was at West Point, that he’d become so expert in agricultural development? ... more

Humberto Fontova - Mon Apr 11

Well, it’s about time somebody had the guts to say it! It’s high time to quit coddling a mostly foreign-born ethnic group that brazenly supports-- and even harbors-- terrorists! ... more