welfare state on Townhall

Nicole Bailey - Wed Dec 11

Jeff Boss, a conspiracy theorist who has failed in campaigns in New York City, New Jersey, and nationwide, has come to DC to run for mayor. I experienced his grassroots campaigning firsthand on the metro. ... more

Conn Carroll - Sun Dec 1

Turning adults into children who must be cared for by the state has long been a liberal goal. ... more

Walter E. Williams - Wed Nov 20

Christine Rousselle - Fri Oct 25

This can only end well, right? ... more

Robert Knight - Tue Oct 22

Bruce Bialosky - Sun Oct 20

Thomas Sowell - Tue Jun 4

Daniel J. Mitchell - Sat Apr 6

Now that Europe’s welfare states are collapsing, the left is scrambling to come up with some way of rationalizing their support for ever-growing levels of taxation and spending. ... more

Linda Chavez - Fri Dec 7

Throughout the presidential campaign, Republican candidates pointed to the number of food stamp recipients -- increasing from 33 million people in 2009 to 43 million in 2012 -- as a sign that poverty had skyrocketed under President Obama. But a new study suggests that the reason there has been such an increase in food stamp recipients during the last four years is even more pernicious. ... more

Linda Chavez - Fri Nov 16

Two weeks after the election, conservatives are still asking why Mitt Romney lost. That, however, is the wrong first question argues Charles R. Kesler in his new book "I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism." ... more

Brian Birdnow - Wed Sep 19

Back in 1987 Professor Paul Kennedy penned an influential tract on the decline and failure of the great powers of the past. Dr. Kennedy’s book stirred up a great deal of interest in the literate classes and, while it did not merit comparison with Edward Gibbon when it came to discussing the decline and fall thesis, it certainly provided food for intellectual musing on the nature of national power and greatness. Kennedy argued that the USA was following the British example and could fall into what he called “imperial overstretch” if we weren’t careful. ... more

Star Parker - Mon Sep 10

Maybe Democrats have some slick salesmen, like Bill Clinton and our current president, who can sell you swampland and have you convinced that you’ve bought choice beachfront property. ... more

Jack Kerwick - Thu Sep 6

Addressing the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, First Lady Michelle Obama told audiences that, ultimately, her husband’s ambitious agenda is not political, but personal. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Wed May 23

"This is not a distraction, this is what this campaign is going to be about," President Obama said Monday at the NATO summit. The "this" in question is Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital and what it says about Romney's economic vision for the country. ... more

Mona Charen - Tue May 8

The theme song of a popular TV show from the last decade featured the lyric "I worry all the time. If you paid attention, you'd be worried, too." It's a wise posture when analyzing the slow-motion crisis that is Europe. ... more

Demetrius Minor - Mon Apr 30

In the time and age of economic peril, we have seen many people lose hope, faith and trust. Many Americans have seen their investments and their financial security totally collapse. While the government is looking for solutions to combat this economic warfare, I believe the answer is simple: Americans need to decrease their dependence on the government. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Sun Apr 29

If you really want to understand the horrifying absurdity of the welfare state, check out these passages from a report in the Daily Mail. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Apr 27

With the Supreme Court taking up Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law, we're once again thrust into a useful debate over the role of the government and the obligations of the citizen -- and non-citizen. Rather than come at it from the usual angle, I thought I'd try something different. ... more

Bill O'Reilly - Sat Mar 24

Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi's daughter, has unleashed a firestorm of social controversy by interviewing some welfare recipients who told her on camera that they believe they're entitled to "Obama money." That is, welfare checks. ... more