Fri, October 25, 2013
Obamacare: Password Purgatory
How bad is the ObamaCare federal exchange rollout? No one knows for sure, because the Obama administration that once claimed to be the most transparent in history has been about as opaque as lead on ...
Fri, October 04, 2013
Pettiness Produces Shudown Silliness
Since the so-called shutdown of the federal government began on Tuesday of this last week, I have spoken personally to a number of Members of Congress — all Republicans, I should point out ...
Thu, September 12, 2013
Deal with Devil, Devil in Details
The serious issue of what the US should do about Syrian President Assad and his use of chemical weapons on his own people has devolved into a full fiasco — one with many more twists and turns ...
Mon, August 26, 2013
Four Existential Threats to America
How much damage can President Obama do to the Republic we call the United States of America in his remaining three years and five months in office? Just as he claimed in a conversation with ...
Fri, August 02, 2013
What is an Electromagnetic Pulse?
What is an electromagnetic pulse, and what threat does it pose to the United States? Last week there was an event in Washington that attempted to answer those questions. It was sponsored by the ...
Thu, May 30, 2013
Can Conservatives Win Immigration Debate?
Is there a more contentious and divisive issue within conservatism today than immigration? I doubt it.
So let's grapple with it. If you believe as Ronald Reagan ...
Mon, April 22, 2013
A Look at the Immigration Bill
The immigration bill announced this week by the Senate's so-called Gang of Eight will be one of the most important legislative issues of the year — and one of the most divisive, especially ...
Fri, March 08, 2013
The Obama Over-Reach
I am an optimist by nature, yet I haven't been very optimistic lately. I've been disheartened to see how Barack Obama has personally deceived the American public about his goals, his priorities and ...
Thu, January 24, 2013
Debt Ceiling Vote: Win or Loss for GOP?
What actually happened last week on the debt ceiling? Did John Boehner and the Republicans cave to President Obama and the Democrats? Or did they wisely re-sequence the whole fiscal debate?
Thu, January 03, 2013
Kicking the Can Over the Cliff
Not until after the clock ran out on 2012 did the Senate cobble together a "fiscal cliff" deal that finally passed the House late on New Year's Day. That we should get a deal instead of a solution ...
Tue, December 11, 2012
Public Support for Tax Hike a Myth
By Colin Hanna and Alex Cortes
Dec. 10, 2012, 6:44 p.m
Myths are perpetuated in Washington, with conventional wisdom created by one person and bouncing off hundreds more in a ...
Thu, November 01, 2012
Benghazi: A Threat Worse than Watergate?
This is a subject that looks like it will take many months past election day to fully understand — but also looks like it could be a Presidential scandal at least the equal of Watergate if not ...
Thu, October 11, 2012
Presidential Race Now About Foreign Policy
For more than a year, we've heard the same refrain from politicians, pundits and political science professors: this election is all about the economy. No other issues even comes close, and certainly ...
Mon, September 24, 2012
Intellectual Property Protection
This week the United States celebrated the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. A landmark document, this first in the world written expression of the rights of man and the ...
Fri, August 24, 2012
The Reagan in Ryan
Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate has the potential to affect this year's presidential race more than usual. It's often said that the vice presidential running mate has had ...
Thu, August 09, 2012
One of the most famous American poems of the 20th century was Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken. Familiar though it may be to most, let's refresh our memories by reading it in its four verse ...
Thu, July 19, 2012
Gutting Welfare Reform
A little over one hundred years ago, a Frenchman names Georges Polti wrote a book called "The 36 Dramatic Situations." He studied western literature from the Greeks to the then modern days and ...
Thu, June 28, 2012
ObamaCare Ruling: Turning Victory into Defeat
It's not a pretty sound, the braying of donkeys. President Obama pretentiously claims that the Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of his health care law is, "a victory for people ...
Thu, June 07, 2012
MSNBC's Parallel Universe
I was intensely interested in the Wisconsin recall race this past week, so as soon as the polls closed, I settled down in front of the TV to watch the results begin to come in — first the exit ...
Fri, May 18, 2012
The Real Cost of Obama's Latest 'Evolution'
President Obama's announcement last week that he is now in favor of gay marriage has caused quite a flurry of commentary, but I think most of it misses a bigger story that is taking shape behind ...
Tue, May 01, 2012
What Should Santorum, Gingrich Ask of Romney?
This week's five Republican Presidential primaries, all won by Mitt Romney, clearly seal the deal for him to win the nomination, but raise a fresh set of questions. With both Newt Gingrich and Rick ...
Fri, April 06, 2012
Jesus Was a Conservative
I am going to depart from the normal news-oriented political commentary on American Radio Journal and turn instead to the season — the season of Easter — which those of us of Christian ...
Thu, March 15, 2012
The Main Thing in 2012
As the Republican Presidential nomination and delegate selection process stretches out longer than most thought likely, conservatives risk being distracted. We should remember the wise and simple ...
Sat, February 04, 2012
Don't Count Rick Santorum Out
In a little over two weeks, from Monday January 16th through Tuesday the 31st , we've had four debates, two primaries, one State of the Union speech, and an earlier caucus result restated to produce ...
Fri, January 13, 2012
Santorum for VP?
After back-to-back wins in Iowa and New Hampshire and leading in the polls in South Carolina, is Mitt Romney a lock to win the Republican nomination for President? He may be, but that's the wrong ...
Fri, December 02, 2011
ObamaCare: Thomas Kagan
Sometime next year, probably around March, the United States Supreme Court will hear the challenge to the so-called Patients Affordable Care Act, better known by most as ObamaCare. The Court will be ...
Mon, November 28, 2011
Welfare Shouldn't Pay for Abortions
For Immediate Release
November 28, 2011
Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, ...
Fri, October 28, 2011
Ideals Behind Cain's 9-9-9 Tax Plan
Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan has certainly captured the nation's attention. And along with the attention, it has become a target for every other Republican candidate to shoot at in the hope of dislodging ...
Fri, September 30, 2011
Cain-Rubio: A Transformative Ticket?
Two months ago on this broadcast I spoke of a rising figure in the conservative universe that I thought had a remarkable ability to inspire the movement and bring it together in a way that evokes ...
Fri, September 09, 2011
Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme?
By Colin A. Hanna
For American Radio Journal
In the Republican presidential candidate debate this week, Rick Perry was asked about his characterization of ...
Mon, August 22, 2011
Why A Balanced Budget Amendment is Necessary
The recent debt ceiling debate, and its ostensible resolution in the Budget Control Act of 2011, was a spectacle of dysfunctionality. There was only one genuine solution proposed during the entire ...
Sat, August 06, 2011
LFR Launches 'Obama Downgrade' Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2011
CONTACT: Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716,
Let Freedom Ring Launches
Sun, July 24, 2011
The Next Ronald Reagan
n the midst of all the intense negotiating, legislating, deal-making and speech-making on the debt ceiling, it might be good to pull back for a moment and look at this epic confrontation not from the ...
Fri, July 08, 2011
Cut, Cap Balance Trys New Tactic
We may look back on July 2011 as one of the great turning points of American history. Or we may see it as one of the greatest missed opportunities in American history. The issue whose disposition ...
Thu, May 26, 2011
The Statecraft of Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a Joint Session of Congress this week was a classic. It may well be one of the finest speeches delivered by a foreign head of state inside our ...
Fri, April 15, 2011
President Obama: Cheap Shots
I want to thank President Obama for focusing our national attention on the central question that lies beyond the current debate about budgets, spending and debt. He said that it is "about more ...
Thu, March 24, 2011
Budget Cuts: Drastic or Miniscule?
There's been a lot of talk about federal deficits lately, but very little understanding. Here's a way to put this complex issue into perspective: Let's assume that your family is in financial ...
Fri, March 04, 2011
Tea Party Patriots Policy Summit
I wish that Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow had been there.
I hope that I got your attention with that opening, but I am serious. I attended the Tea Party ...
Mon, January 24, 2011
The Truth About the Debt Ceiling
Last week's vote in the House of Representatives to repeal the ObamaCare bill is more than just an honoring of various campaign pledges — it's an encouraging first indication that the new ...
Fri, December 31, 2010
A New Year's Resolution for Congress
Has the political pendulum ever swung so quickly from one side to the other?
Less than two years after President Obama took office with an overall approval rating ...
Mon, December 13, 2010
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
This is a Christmas story — but not the kind of Christmas story you're likely to read to children. It shows the pettiness of adults at their worst, and at a time of year when we would rather ...
Fri, October 29, 2010
From Kool Aid to TEA
We're just hours away from what many pundits have said will be an historic election. Is that valid — is this a year that somehow eclipses other mid-term elections, or is just the hackneyed ...
Fri, October 08, 2010
The Two Most Important Political Races in America
As we close in on the final three weeks before what promises to be an exciting, and quite possibly historic, election. The Tea Party phenomenon that grew from mere sign-carrying protest ralliers ...
Fri, September 17, 2010
Join Us As We Commit to the Constitution
We heard it at the 8/28 Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial. We heard it again on Sunday at the 9/12 march at the National Mall and in similar gatherings in St. Louis and Sacramento. It's a ...
Thu, September 16, 2010
Final Primaries Point Way to a Tidal Wave
Of the seven Congressional and Senatorial primaries that took place earlier this week, most of the attention has been focused on the results of the Delaware Republican primary for US Senate.
Thu, August 26, 2010
Ground Zero Mosque and Boundaries of Religious Freedom
A recent CNN poll shows that 68% of Americans oppose the construction of the mosque and Islamic center planned near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. Most Americans don't know that the mosque's ...
Thu, June 17, 2010
Cap the Well, Not Cap and Tax
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel infamously said "Never allow a crisis to go to waste." Following President Obama's Oval Office address earlier this week, it is apparent that the ...
Thu, May 06, 2010
Objections to AZ Immigration Law Irresponspible, Ignorant
The recently-passed Arizona immigration law is being subjected to a constant stream of irresponsible and ignorant demagoguery. In a total sellout to the forces of multiculturalism, the mainstream ...
Wed, April 14, 2010
Happy Birthday TEA Parties!
This week marks the first anniversary of the emergence of the Tea Party phenomenon into a national movement. Tax Day 2009 saw 1,000 or more anti-tax, anti-spending, anti-big government ...
Fri, March 26, 2010
Three Reasons Why Obamacare is Unconstitutional
Conservatives are mounting challenges to the recently-passed ObamaCare health insurance bill on the grounds that it is unconstitutional: that the scope of the bill exceeds the scope of the federal ...
Mon, January 25, 2010
The Real Lesson from Massachusetts: Voters Reject Arrogance
Is there a single proposition that explains Scott Brown's stunning win in the Senate race in Massachusetts?
The concept of a single proposition is that it both ...
Wed, November 18, 2009
Obama Compromises National Security
The Obama administration's decision to treat the 9/11 terror attacks as a matter for our civilian court system stands as a propaganda victory for al-Qaida and jeopardizes national security. It has ...
Mon, November 02, 2009
High Noon for Health Care
In the next few days, we will see the health care reform bills that the Senate and House have been cobbling together behind closed doors. In the Senate, the result of merging two bills, one from the ...
Fri, October 30, 2009
Prop 8 One Year Later
Traditional Marriage Supporters Subjected to Discrimination
By Colin A. Hanna
President, Let Freedom Ring
It's been a year since Californians said YES to Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative preserving ...
Thu, October 08, 2009
Finally: A Simple Issue in the Midst of Complexity
There are a lot of complex issues in public policy that are on the front burners right now: health care, energy regulation, economic policy, the global threat of Jihadism are four obvious examples. ...
Thu, June 25, 2009
The 'Pledge to Read'
Commentary for American Radio Journal
By Colin A. Hanna, President, Let Freedom Ring
Our nation's founders and our Constitution's framers had a radical idea a ...
Fri, March 13, 2009
Stimflation: Worse than Stagflation?
"We'll see inflation in the double digits again — and the first digit will not be 1." So said maverick economic pundit Peter Schiff in a speech that I recently attended in ...
Thu, February 19, 2009
America's Inflation Stimulus Bill
American Radio Journal Commentary
The so-called stimulus bill that was signed this week contains more pork than a pig farm. President Barack Obama has badly ...
Tue, December 23, 2008
The Real Meaning of Christmas
A friend of mine sends me two or three email forwards a day — and almost every one of them is worth reading. But one that I got today was even more pertinent and poignant than usual. Here it ...
Wed, November 26, 2008
Thanksgiving Message 2008
By Colin A. Hanna
President, Let Freedom Ring.
On this Thanksgiving weekend, let's pause from our normal political commentary and simply say, Thank you, ...
Wed, November 05, 2008
The Winter of our Discontent? No.
"Now is the winter of our discontent." So begins Shakespeare's Richard the Third, and such is the refrain likely to be heard from conservatives across the country as they analyze this ...