Townhall Top Ten - Aug 5-11

Posted: Aug 13, 2007 12:05 AM

Here's what readers were talking about during the week that was -- August 5th-11th, 2007

#10. "King Corruption" Reigns
by Robert Novak
Republicans returning to the House floor on Friday morning Aug. 3 after their walkout the night before were surprised to find as presiding officer the Democrat they call "King Corruption": Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, master of earmarks and backroom deals.

#9. If you were a terrorist...
by Mike Gallagher
A lot of liberals like to suggest that the New York Times was asleep at the wheel when the war in Iraq began. Some of the more rabid leftists complain that the newspaper was actually complicit in shaping public opinion that was, as many Americans seem to forget, overwhelmingly in favor of dropping bombs on Baghdad.

#8. The Runner-up for "Worst Person in the World" Speaks Out
by Sandy Rios
"Please do us all a favor... get raped and then killed. You rancid, filthy ___." That's a direct quote from an e-mail I received after appearing on "The O'Reilly Factor." I was on the show objecting to the San Diego Padres celebration of "Gay Pride" on the same day they invited hundreds of children for a floppy hat giveaway.

#7. Why Not Bomb Mecca?
by Michael Medved
In a desperate effort to revive his floundering presidential campaign, Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has returned to his unhinged and wildly irresponsible discussion of punitive bombing of Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia.

#6. Excitement Deprives Children of Happiness
by Dennis Prager
If you want your children to be happy adults and even happy children -- and what parent does not? -- minimize the excitement in their lives. The more excitement, the less happy they are likely to be.

#5. Sub-Prime Politicians
by Thomas Sowell
Amid all the hand-wringing and finger-pointing as housing markets collapse, mortgage foreclosures skyrocket, and financial markets panic, there is very little attention being paid to the fundamental economic and political decisions that led to this mess.

#4. A Bridge Too Far Gone
by Thomas Sowell
It took a collapsing bridge in Minnesota to alert people across the country to the fact that many other bridges in many other places have been allowed to deteriorate without adequate maintenance.

#3. Enough is Enough
by John Boehner
Seven months have passed since I handed the gavel to Nancy Pelosi, formally returning control of the House to Democrats for the first time in 12 years. In my remarks to the House that day, I offered a bit of advice to the members of the incoming majority. I told them:

#2. Absolutely fabulist
by Ann Coulter
In their latest demonstration of how much they love the troops, liberals have produced yet another anti-war hoax.

#1. A (Half) Black Man Can
by Mike Adams
Dear UNC-Wilmington Board of Trustees: Once again, I am forced to write a letter condemning the anti-black racism that has spread like wildfire across our campus during the reign of Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo.