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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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Bernie Leads His Party to Open Borders

Some 100 members of an American Mormon community in northern Mexico, nine of whom — women, children, toddlers — were massacred a week ago on a lonely stretch of highway, just crossed over into Arizona. Other family members who have lived there for decades will follow. The atrocity was the work of one of the Read More…

The Impeachment Drivers Are Counting on the 'Stupidity of the American Voter'

Adam Schiff is the new Jonathan Gruber. Remember Jonathan Gruber? Professor Jonathan Holmes Gruber is the MIT economist who is credited as being the “architect” of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”).  Gruber did the unthinkable. He committed the ultimate Washington “gaffe.” He told the truth. After ObamaCare was enacted, he revealed the Read More…

Liberals Hate the Police

There was a time when any candidate for any office with a background in law enforcement would proudly talk about their record and make it a cornerstone of their campaign. In the last few years, however, the Democratic Party has not only moved away from this former truth, but they’ve actually embraced an anti-police hatred Read More…

Dear GOP In Congress: Put Up or Shut Up

| Posted: Nov 12, 2019 12:01 AM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. No more mister nice guy, no more patty cake, no more milk and cookies. I give credit where credit is due. I don’t admire much about the Democrat Party but I do Read More…

Pennsylvania 2020: It's Complicated

Pennsylvania is not a slam-dunk for Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. That’s one takeaway from Tuesday’s elections, which turned the Philadelphia suburbs even bluer, as Republicans suffered additional congressional losses following last year’s midterms. The Democrats have gone from a 13-5 minority in the House to a 9-9 split. These results in the eastern part of Read More…

It’s 2016 all over again and other commentary

2020 watch: It’s 2016 All Over Again Despite all the whiplash from last week’s elections, the Cook Political ­Report’s Amy Walter argues that they’re only “telling the same story we’ve been seeing and hearing for the last two-plus years”: President Trump is “unpopular and polarizing” — but still has a chance to win, “thanks to Read More…

EDITORIAL: 2019 election results shouldn't be cause for concern among Republicans

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Largely overlooked amid Virginia Democrats’ (understandable) gloating about capturing control of the Virginia General Assembly for the first time in 20 years and narrowly winning the Kentucky governorship, there were election results — from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to Arizona and Mississippi and back to Kentucky — that should help take Republicans off suicide Read More…

Maher on what made soccer moms say 'hold my juice box'

Outcomes of last week’s elections must have surprised many in the GOP. Democratic wins in Kentucky certainly didn’t pan out the way President Donald Trump, who campaigned for outgoing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, had hoped.   And it turns out suburban moms made all the difference. Comics Bill Maher and Samantha Bee explain what the turning Read More…

The Fight for Freedom Must Be Relentless

| Posted: Nov 11, 2019 1:30 PM The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com. No one was sure whether Veterans Day 2018 would be the last for the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial in Maryland. The Memorial had survived 93 years, but a federal appeals court declared Read More…

Media Malfeasance at ABC News and Beyond

COMMENTARY X Story Stream recent articles Last week the fake-news operatives of our corporate media complex, particularly ABC News, revealed through their duplicity that they thoroughly deserve President Trump’s denigration as “the enemy of the people.” Far too many American media practitioners today forsake journalism in favor of narrative promotion. Indeed, they consistently show themselves Read More…

Immigration lawyer: My DACA clients can't rely on Trump or Supreme Court. Where's Congress?

We are finding out one day at a time that no immigrant is safe under the Trump administration. This includes people who have been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and have received valid, unexpired employment authorization from the Department of Homeland Security. One of the foundational immigration priorities of this administration is to deport as Read More…

The Futility of Bloomberg 2020

COMMENTARY X Story Stream recent articles The track record of late presidential entrants is poor, as I chronicled in my previous column. Wesley Clark, Fred Thompson and Rick Perry all jumped into their respective primaries in the August or September before the first votes were cast, generating massive amounts of hype, which they then failed Read More…

Devine: Liberals enabled powerful sex abusers

Like a lot of wronged women, Monica Lewinsky now is reassessing her “affair” with Bill Clinton through the lens of the MeToo movement. It was “an abuse of power … 100 percent,” she said Saturday night in a speech in Australia. The former White House intern, who was just 22 when the president seduced her, Read More…

Warren’s ginormous school-choice hypocrisy

Elizabeth Warren proudly opposes school choice — for your kids. She apparently could afford to take her own son out of the public-school system and enroll him in a private school, yet her education policies would deny that choice to less wealthy Americans. Sen. Warren’s schools plan, which she released last month, is radically anti-choice. Read More…

Pentagon and VA: We can prevent military suicide — together

Dr. Elizabeth P. Van Winkle and Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen 6,139 veterans in 2017. 541 members of the active-duty military, Reserve and National Guard in 2018. 186 military family members in 2018. These numbers don’t just represent our suicide numbers. Each suicide is a human life lost, with loved ones, units and friends left behind. The cost is too Read More…

Warren’s health plan is big trouble for organized labor

Elizabeth Warren has a plan — to annoy union members who work for state and local governments. With her “Medicare for All” plan, the top-tier Democratic contender is revealing a tension in the neo-progressive movement. Warren’s $20.5 trillion over a decade to pay for Medicare for All requires what she calls a “redirection” in funds: Read More…

Trump’s economy has been a boon to minorities and other commentary

Eye on the economy: Trump’s Helped Minorities Karl Smith at Bloomberg offers a “reasonable explanation” for the upward drift in President Trump’s approval ratings over the past two years: “The economic expansion has been particularly beneficial for minority workers.” Jobless rates for African Americans, Hispanics and Asians are all at “historic” lows. The unemployment gaps Read More…

The gov’s well-paid wind-power liars

The New York State Energy Research Development Authority really doesn’t want you to know how much you’ll have to pay for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s offshore-wind boondoggles. Our recent editorial on this waste cited the Empire Center’s Ken Girardin, who’d found used the agency’s own public filings to deduce a cost to electric ratepayers statewide of Read More…

AOC was even more wrong about Williamsburg than we’d thought

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s slap at Williamsburg hipsters was even more ill-informed than we realized: It turns out gentrification has increased the ’hood’s Hispanic population. The 2005 rezoning of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront sparked growth. Since 2007, the neighborhood has gained more than 12,000 new homes — including 2,000-plus new income-restricted units and over 1,000 affordable units Read More…

Count on Big Media to Protect Anti-Trump Sources

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON — It’s so precious watching big-name journalists speak of the sanctity of the anonymity of the Ukrainian phone call whistleblower. They say they’re concerned that publishing the whistleblower’s name will discourage other whistleblowers from coming forward. Funny, they didn’t seem to care in 2010 when, thanks to WikiLeaks, diplomatic Read More…

New York AG’s office totally disgraced itself in the Exxon trial

Closing arguments finished up Thursday in the People of New York v. ExxonMobil — a trial that has utterly disgraced the people’s representatives, prosecutors from the state Attorney General’s Office. Time and again, state Supreme Court Justice Judge Barry Ostrager chided the prosecution — for being unprepared, for indulging in “agonizing, repetitious questioning about documents Read More…

Good news and not-so-good news on NYCHA

There’s good news and less-good news from Bart Schwartz, the federal monitor overseeing the New York City Housing Authority. He’s just OK’d NYCHA’s plans to spend up to $450 million in state money to repair 148 elevators at 10 public-housing projects and replace 37 boilers at nine others over the next five years. But Schwartz Read More…

Inside President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ‘s odd relationship with Mexico’s drug cartels

Mexico’s criminal gangs see their president’s attempt to appease them as a license to kill. Members of the LeBaron clan were sprayed with bullets Monday as they traveled to their Mexican home compound, about 100 miles south of Arizona. Nine Americans, including six children, are dead. The horrific massacre raised President Trump’s ire. He immediately Read More…

Inside President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ‘s odd relationship with Mexico’s drug cartels

Mexico’s criminal gangs see their president’s attempt to appease them as license to kill. Members of the LeBaron clan were sprayed with bullets Monday as they traveled to their Mexican home compound, about 100 miles south of Arizona. Nine Americans, including six children, are dead. The horrific massacre raised President Trump’s ire. He immediately tweeted Read More…