Townhall Top Ten - August 12-18

Posted: Aug 20, 2007 12:05 AM

Here's what readers were talking about during the week that was -- August 12-18, 2007

#10. The Real Issue In 2008
by Matt Towery
This spring, I reminded readers about a 2006 column of mine. That original column warned that America was headed off a cliff with its commitment to a bloated housing market, and that the mortgage industry would come tumbling after.

#9. Global Warming and James Hansen’s Hacks
by Michael Fumento
In retrospect, you knew there would be trouble when you put the people responsible for the Space Shuttle program in charge of tracking U.S. temperatures. So perhaps it shouldn’t have come as a big surprise when it was revealed that NASA committed a bit of an oopsie regarding data constantly used by the mainstream media and other global warming proponents.

#8. 8 Reasons Why Conservatives Must Defeat Hillary
by John Hawkins
Now, I will be the first to admit that the GOP was very disappointing in the 2006 election cycle and although the Republicans have improved significantly in a lot of areas, they're still not doing as much as conservatives have asked them to do on spending, corruption, immigration, and foreign policy.

#7. NASA Blocked Climate Change Blogger from Data
by Amanda Carpenter
Despite the fact that NASA tried to block him from accessing U.S. temperature data, persistent efforts by a climate change blogger forced the government to amend U.S. temperature data.

#6. Huckabee: He could be the "real deal"
by Michael Medved
The more I think about Mike Huckabee’s stunning 18% showing at the Iowa straw poll the more I’m persuaded that he could be the exciting, unifying conservative standard bearer the GOP base has been craving.

#5. If It's Bad for America, It's Good for Democrats
by Dennis Prager
One of the two major political parties of the United States has linked all its electoral hopes on domestic pathologies, economic downturns and foreign failure.

#4. Tragic Implications
by Thomas Sowell
Two recent tragedies -- in Minnesota and in Utah -- have held the nation's attention. The implications of these tragedies also deserve attention.

#3. Duck Stew
by Mike Adams
Joe Sandler of the Washington law firm Sandler, Reiff, and Young just had a very bad week. It started with his failed attempt to help a group of Consistently Arrogant Islamic Radicals (CAIR) threaten and intimidate leaders of the Young America’s Foundation (YAF) into relinquishing their First Amendment Rights.

#2. The Two Things To Know Before Your City is Nuked By Terrorists
by Douglas MacKinnon
In a recent conversation with a former high level intelligence operative of our government, I raised the possibility of terrorists successfully detonating a nuclear weapon within the United States. His response was sobering in its hopelessness.

#1. If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again
by Ann Coulter
All the Democrats' most dearly beloved anti-war/anti-Bush heroes invariably end up in the Teresa Heinz Kerry wing of the nut-house.