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Gianforte is strongest candidate

For four terms I served at the Montana Legislature representing HD 36. One thing has become obvious; conservative legislation can be vetoed by a liberal governor. For eight years there has been conservative legislation passed by the House and Senate, but the measures were dead on arrival at the governor’s desk. In 2020 we are Read More…

Banning legitimate vaping is ‘absolute madness’

All panics begin with a rational fear that quickly turns dangerously irrational. A threat is identified. The danger posed by the threat is amplified by speculation. Worst case scenarios are obsessed about, and action is demanded. Discussion of unseen consequences are discouraged. Skepticism of the threat is met with suspicion or anger. The current panic Read More…

Gianforte would not veto conservative legislation

For four terms I served at the Legislature and one thing has become obvious: liberal governors veto conservative legislation.   For eight years conservative legislation has passed the House and Senate but are dead on arrival at the governor’s desk. In 2020 we have the best opportunity in 16 years to take back the Governor’s Read More…

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Democrats' Latest (Alternate) Reality Show Is Another Flop

COMMENTARY X Story Stream recent articles The stage is set for a “high stakes hearing.” Washington braces for “dramatic testimony.” Local bars are opening early with happy-hour specials for “blockbuster congressional hearings.”  If this all sounds familiar, it should. It’s sweeps for the swamp. Think your favorite reality show, just with lower ratings. It’s the same Read More…

Trump impeachment: Government deep state isn't what you think, and America really needs it

The public impeachment hearings opened this week with a tussle over the whistleblower who raised concerns internally about President Donald Trump’s handling of Ukraine policy. Republicans, backed up by a barrage of presidential tweets and retweets, scored Democrats for not calling the whistleblower to testify. Democrat Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, vowed to Read More…

Taylor impeachment testimony on Sondland call brings Trump deeper into Ukraine scandal

“READ THE TRANSCRIPT!” President Donald Trump has been pounding that message for weeks. During the first public impeachment hearings regarding Trump’s conduct toward Ukraine, we learned a damning new fact that explains why. At issue in the inquiry, of course, is whether Trump committed impeachable conduct toward Ukraine when he allegedly withheld military aid and a Read More…

Impeachment; Voters' Second Choices; Casals' Return

X Story Stream recent articles Good morning, it’s Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Today’s morning newspapers and television broadcasts are full of impeachment coverage, which will be the case for a while. Fifty-eight ago on this date, though, a U.S. president awoke to glowing news coverage about his activities at the White House. The night before Read More…

What happened to California Republicans?

X Story Stream recent articles From 1967 to 2019, Republicans controlled the California governorship for 31 of 52 years. So why is there currently not a single statewide Republican officeholder? California also has a Democratic governor and Democratic supermajorities in both houses of the state legislature. Only seven of California’s 53 congressional seats are held Read More…

How Crazy Is Warren's Health Care Plan?

X Story Stream recent articles Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wants “Medicare for All,” as does Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., her self-described “Democratic socialist” rival. Unlike Sanders, however, Warren claims she can finance her plan by raising taxes only on the superrich. The middle class, Warren insists, will see their health care costs go down and Read More…

Bloomberg, Billionaires and Boobery

X Story Stream recent articles I’d like to personally bop over the head the next Democrat who says that Michael Bloomberg shouldn’t be running for president because he’s a billionaire. Let’s give thanks that a simple-minded dismissal of rich candidates didn’t sink FDR’s chances. Billionaires are not the enemy. If you believe that those raking Read More…

University’s Ban on Rifle Salute Insulting

| Posted: Nov 14, 2019 11:48 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. It’s a farewell to arms at the University of Virginia. The 200-year-old university founded by the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, abandoned the time-honored tradition to fire a rifle Read More…

52 Trillion Reasons to Oppose Warren’s Medicare for All Plan

| Posted: Nov 14, 2019 10:53 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a leading contender for her party’s 2020 presidential sweepstakes, recently released her long-awaited Medicare for All plan. Warren estimates her grandiose plan would cost a mind-blowing $52 trillion Read More…

Two Days Under Fire in Israel

Under normal circumstances, most kids look for excuses to stay home from school, at least once in a while. This week in Israel, 300,000 kids stayed home from school a few days in a row. Under the circumstances, they’d probably rather have been in school. Beginning early Monday, Palestinian Arab terrorists fired more than 400 Read More…

Dissident Deplorables Deserve Decent Coverage

| Posted: Nov 14, 2019 8:50 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. The happening featured Donald Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.  The couple was on stage at UCLA to promote the president’s son’s book, when they were jeered by dissident Deplorables for shutting Read More…

Impeachment Hearings Stumble Out of the Blocks

| Posted: Nov 14, 2019 8:18 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Breathless media coverage anticipated the “history” about to be made Wednesday morning as two witnesses prepared to regale Congress with testimony about President Trump’s Ukraine phone call and the issues surrounding it. Read More…

Not just rapper T.I. : Doctors get requests for sexist, unscientific 'virginity tests'

American rapper and actor T.I. bragging on a podcast about subjecting his daughter to annual OB-GYN visits to determine whether her hymen is “still intact” has sparked widespread and deserved backlash. But as physicians, we know that T.I.’s outrageous actions are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the unscientific, archaic and degrading practice Read More…

Hong Kong’s crisis is entirely Beijing’s fault

“Over the past two days, our society has been pushed to the brink of a total breakdown,” the Hong Kong police said at a Tuesday news conference. What they didn’t dare say is that it’s Beijing that’s doing the pushing. Last weekend was the bloodiest since mass demonstrations began five months ago. A man was Read More…

Trump breaks Twitter: Today's Toon

It’s a safe bet that President Donald Trump was watching today’s impeachment hearings. But cartoonist Mike Thompson shows us how we can tell for sure in Today’s Toon, above.  For more commentary on the latest news, scroll through the rest of the daily editorial cartoons gallery. And check back often for updates. In fact, on this page, you’ll Read More…

When impeachment proof falls short, Democrats shift the goal posts: Rep. Andy Biggs

Since the election of President Donald Trump, Democrats have made impeachment their No. 1 goal. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has finally agreed to let the American public see what has been going on in his closed-door, Soviet-style hearings. For two years, Democrats chased the Russian collusion hoax. Former special counsel Robert Mueller concluded Read More…

Trump impeachment hearings confirm 'no quid pro quo' defense is a lie

President Donald Trump has insisted dozens of times, most recently on Wednesday, that his dealings with Ukraine this summer were not a “quid pro quo.” After the opening day of public testimony in the House impeachment hearings, does anyone really believe that anymore?   Actually, the Latin phrase quid pro quo (something for something) was always too lofty an expression Read More…

Election Day 2019 Results A Mixed Bag for Taxpayers

With a laundry list of tax hikes proposed by Congress or Democratic candidates for president, it’s understandable why many would view Washington as the biggest threat to taxpayers’ wallets. However, policymakers at the state and local level are just as likely to reach into taxpayers’ pockets as those in Washington, D.C. Take Election Day 2019, Read More…

Crony Christmas Lists Crammed Into Congressional Crisis

| Posted: Nov 14, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Here we go again. We’re approaching another deadline to pass a government spending bill or risk a government shutdown. Legislators routinely manufacture this sort of “crisis” to ram through provisions that wouldn’t Read More…

Climate Realism

| Posted: Nov 14, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. Millennials and Generation Z have been inundated with the notion of climate change as undisputable fact. A March 2019 Gallup poll indicates 67 percent of those aged 18-29 are “concerned believers” in “global Read More…

How Crazy Is Warren's Health Care Plan?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wants “Medicare for All,” as does Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., her self-described “Democratic socialist” rival. Unlike Sanders, however, Warren claims she can finance her plan by raising taxes only on the superrich. The middle class, Warren insists, will see their health care costs go down and their taxes will not go Read More…

The Progressive Quest For Scalps

If you aren’t Canadian or didn’t grow up near the border with access to the CBC on your TV and have hockey as a part of your childhood, the name Don Cherry likely doesn’t mean much, if anything, to you. But what just happened to him should matter to you, because it could happen to Read More…

Whatever Happened to Teaching History?

| Posted: Nov 14, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters. The latest NAEP survey finds that Read More…

The Return of the Moron Vote

WASHINGTON — It is slowly becoming ever clearer whom exactly the Democrats are zeroing in on as their key voting bloc for 2020. It is not the youth vote, contrary to the received opinion. The youth vote is always in danger of oversleeping, and by 4 p.m., most are in danger of being lured to Read More…