Townhall Magazine: Top 20 Stories of 2010

Chris Field
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Posted: Dec 31, 2010 8:04 AM
Townhall Magazine just came through its best year ever -- thanks to our faithful subscribers ... and an amazing political year for conservatives. We have been proud of every issue we’ve created and are looking forward to an even better 2011 (we already have a killer January issue).

Here are the Top 20 feature stories from the magazine that uncovered liberal plots, offered conservative alternatives, kept a check on our ever-growing government and highlighted the best of the Right. Thanks for your faithful reading.

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The Left has declared war on conservative talk radio because they know the influence it has in thwarting the progressive agenda. So it comes as no surprise that the liberal media have labeled it everything from “hate speech” to “sedition.” But talk radio is exactly the type of First Amendment speech the Founders had in mind when they wrote the Bill of Rights.

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After a year of tea parties and town halls, Democrats are getting worried. The 2010 midterms are looking better and better for the Republicans. And it may just be the perfect setup for 2012 -- but only if the GOP sticks to its small-government, pro-freedom, low-tax roots.

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Matt Drudge has completely changed how the news media business works. His website dictates tomorrow’s headlines, the direction of talk radio, the goals of today’s newsrooms, the efforts of political campaigns and what the cable and network news talking heads will be covering.

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Progressives’ liberal agenda has placed America’s cities on life support.

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Planned Parenthood, America’s foremost abortion provider, has found that killing babies -- especially in minority communities -- is good business. And their political friends in Washington are keeping the taxpayer money flowing.

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Michelle Malkin has made a killing doing what she does best: exposing the corruption and lunacy of America’s liberals. The Left, of course, has responded with hatred, racism, threats and bigotry. But they can’t stop this conservative journalist, pundit and entrepreneur who is living the American Dream, while still holding fast to her life as a wife and mother. How does she do it?

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Despite the loud and clear messages Americans have been sending -- from tea parties and town halls to shocking GOP victories in Virginia, New Jersey and the (former) liberal stronghold of Massachusetts -- President Obama intends to put the pedal to the metal with his progressive, big-government agenda.

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Considering the voting records of the so-called “Blue Dogs,” it’s fair to assume that the breed is extinct. Tea partiers should ask themselves, “Will my ‘conservative’ Democrat be the next Ben Nelson or Bart Stupak?”

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The massive growth of government and out-of-control entitlement spending threatens to bury America.

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The Democrats’ record of failure under the leadership of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid is not just a result of a bankrupt governing philosophy but also of antipathy for a majority of Americans. It’s why U.S. voters are ready to send the Pelosi Democrats packing and strip the San Francisco liberal of her post as speaker of the House.

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The Obama administration and Democratic Congress’s hardcore progressive base is demanding that the liberal-dominated government get to work on its promise of immigration “reform.” While the timing of the fight may be in question, there should be no doubt that the pro-amnesty Left is preparing for the open-borders battle royal.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is taking on the state’s entrenched special interests, shrinking government and fixing the budget hole -- all without raising taxes. He’s doing in his state what the tea party movement is demanding of the federal government.

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Brandon Darby learned something from Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela. Once a hard-core radical who sided with progressive revolutionaries, Darby prevented a left-wing terrorist attack on the 2008 GOP convention. Now, this America-loving patriot is the target of the domestic extremists he once called “friends.”

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The president's agenda, arrogance and attitude have dulled that shiny, gold-plated image so many Americans bought. Now, his hubris and damn-the-voters posture are leading his party to a 2010 disaster.

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The Muslim Brotherhood is leading the way for radical Muslims to infiltrate American society and government. Their goal is simple: control the United States and impose Shariah law.

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It’s a mistake for opponents of the Left’s attempt to take over the health care industry to assume the fight is won, even in the light of Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts. Democrats are seeking a way to implement their ultimate big-government agenda item.

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The Nov. 2 GOP tidal wave will shift control of the U.S House of Representatives to the party of Reagan, blunt the liberal Democratic Senate majority and could bring the Obama agenda to a screeching halt. Now the GOP needs to lead. What should their agenda be? Townhall asked leading conservatives to offer advice to the new Republican majority on taxes, spending, illegal immigration, ObamaCare, social issues, the judiciary and the preservation of the Constitution.

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How the Left is fighting to silence Glenn Beck.

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New evidence shows that global warming alarmism is just a lot of hot air. The liberal media and leftist politicians don’t want you to know the facts about what could be the biggest scientific scam in modern history.

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As we have watched the ongoing fight in America over the direction of the country, the actions of the Obama administration and Democratic Congress, and the efforts of the tea party movement, the Townhall editorial team has noticed a disturbing pattern: the American Left is trashing everyone who dares to stand against them.

The more effective the voices that oppose their agenda, the greater the venom the Left spews in their direction.

It’s this out-of-control behavior from our fellow citizens who are sold out to the ultraliberal progressive Obama agenda to “radically transform” the United States that led us to create this list of “The 100 Americans the Left Hates Most.”

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