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Democracy In Decline

April 12, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Professor James Allan’s Democracy in Decline can be ordered now: Democracy in Decline charts how democracy is being diluted and restricted in five of the world’s oldest democracies – the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. James Allan targets four main, interconnected causes of decline – judicial […]

Fewer Limits On Campaign Contributions Strengthens America

April 9, 2014 by

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By Star Parker ~ Limiting the amount of funds that free citizens can contribute stifles competition and protects incumbents. The Supreme Court’s decision last week in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, eliminating the total limit that an individual can contribute in an election cycle to candidates and party committees, amounts to a shot of adrenalin […]

The Middle East Faces The Revenge Of Geography

April 4, 2014 by

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By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Today’s Middle East began as an exercise in manipulating geography at the close of World War I, a century ago. The winners of that deadly war were the British and French, who “freed” the Arab world from the imperial embrace of the Turkish Ottoman Empire that dominated them until the […]

Can Ukraine Avoid Partition?

March 1, 2014 by

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By Daniel Hannan ~ I wish it were as easy as goodies against baddies, students against secret policemen, democrats against autocrats. In the early stages of an uprising – what we might call the Arab Spring Phase – Western media, wanting to simplify things for their readers, gloss over the complexities. Later, when things turn […]

Pardon My Paranoia

February 24, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ An organization, Patriots for America, is calling for millions of Americans to descend on Washington, D.C on May 16 for Operation American Spring whose purpose is to demand that President Obama and others in his administration be removed from office. Among the rules of engagement set forth on their Internet site […]

What If We Were Winning But Nobody Noticed?

February 24, 2014 by

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By Dr. Michael Ledeen ~ It’s all about winning and losing, but the best man doesn’t always win, and outcomes frequently have more to do with luck than with merit.  Brilliant strategies fail, and fools stumble into glorious victories.  Napoleon preferred a lucky general to a brilliant one. Which brings us to today.  The headlines […]

American Shrinkage

February 23, 2014 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ America is in decline economically, militarily, culturally, morally, educationally – choose your area. Guess I could include athletically as well given that, at this writing, we’re number 7 in gold medals at the Winter Olympics so far, but that’s not so important. Economists expect China to pass us in a couple of […]

Zombies, the Apocalypse, and the Decline of the Republic

February 22, 2014 by

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By David M. Huntwork    Apocalypticism has exploded in popularity and, while nuclear war and pandemics have always been a starting point, the concept of the Zombie Apocalypse trumps them all. The appeal and wild popularity of shows like The Walking Dead, movies like World War Z, and the slew of apocalyptic, gloom and doom […]

South Africa “Joined At The Hip” To Cuba

December 12, 2013 by

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By Cliff Kincaid ~ If President Obama’s handshake with Cuban dictator Raul Castro is news, Castro’s featured presence at the Nelson Mandela memorial service and what the South African government said about him are equally newsworthy. South Africa was described as “joined at the hip” to Cuba and in its debt for “liberation.” Yet, this […]

Stealthy Moves Against Freedom Of Speech

November 2, 2013 by

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By Edward Cline ~ Advocates and defenders of the First Amendment and freedom of speech are strung out like the three Roman legions that were ambushed and ultimately annihilated by barbarians in the dense Teutoburg Forest in Germany in 9 A.D.  Out of a force of about 36,000 fighting men, the Romans suffered between 16,000 […]

There’s Nothing New About A Deeply Divided Nation

November 1, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The polls and the pundits tell us that the people of the United States of America are deeply divided politically and they’re right. A bit of history helps to understand this. The former colonies that later became the states when they accepted a federal form of government were always divided, along […]

Predicting America’s Future

October 23, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ One of the great parlor games of pundits, politicians, journalists, and just about everyone else is predicting the future. There’s a wonderful book, “The Experts Speak”, that is filled, page after page, with predictions and pronouncements by people of presumed wisdom and knowledge, all of which turned out to be often […]

Free Markets, Individual Virtue, Fuel Prosperity

September 16, 2013 by

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By Star Parker ~ We should wonder how we have so many discussions about freedom and so few about individual free choice and personal responsibility… An important new book addresses the question of global poverty, but does so by provoking the reader to also consider our own nation and demand that we better understand ourselves […]

Censorship By Fear

September 7, 2013 by

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By Edward Cline ~ Joseph Conrad, the writer, was astonished to learn early in the 20th century that Britain, his adopted country, had a “Censor of Plays.” In a 1907 essay* he wrote about the character of an individual who would assume the power and harbor the hubris as the supreme arbiter of what appeared […]

Defense Department Guide Calls Founding Fathers ‘Extremist’

August 26, 2013 by

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By Pamela Geller ~ How is this not treason? “Department of Defense teaching guide meant to fight extremism advises students that rather than ‘dressing in sheets’ modern-day radicals ‘will talk of individual liberties’ …[they] describe 18th-century American patriots seeking freedom from the British as belonging to ‘extremist ideologies.’” Individual rights are the founding principle of […]

Declaration Of Dependence

July 5, 2013 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ How many of us still “hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”? As July 4, 2013 approaches, it’s the essential question. After all, 53% […]

A Not So Happy Fourth Of July 

July 3, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Normally Americans celebrate the Fourth of July as the happy anniversary of the birth of the nation with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. In 2013, our happiness is muted by fears of eroding freedoms; corrupt and incompetent governance. The men who signed the document had struggled to reach some accommodation […]

The Conservative Founding Fathers Who Saved America

July 2, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ On the Fourth of July it is traditional and proper that we pay tribute to the nation’s Founding Fathers. The names of Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Madison are well known to Americans, but far less of the names of the conservative founders who, in many ways, saved and created the nation […]

The Real Thing

May 4, 2013 by

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By Nancy Salvato ~ As a child, I really enjoyed candy and gum. Admittedly, I occasionally wax nostalgic about Marathon Bars, Bub’s Daddy Green Apple bubble gum, Regal Crown Sours, Swiss Colony Whiskey Sours, and Red Hot Dollars. Sadly, these products are no longer available – even in specialty stores. And this is not only […]

A Very Bad Idea – Redefining Marriage

April 1, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ An America that abandons thousands of years of tradition and common sense is an America that has set itself firmly on a path toward decline. That is the central issue of gay marriage that the Supreme Court will struggle to determine. A similar experience in social engineering gave us the federal […]

Women’s Suffrage And America’s First Principles

March 4, 2013 by

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By Julia Shaw ~ One hundred years ago this week, 5,000 women marched for women’s suffrage in Washington, D.C. The goal was to “give expression to the nation-wide demand for an amendment to the Constitution enfranchising women.” A few years after the parade, the 19th Amendment was ratified, which guaranteed that the right to vote […]

Still Undecided on Who to Vote For?

November 6, 2012 by

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See the Voting Chart from the League of American Voters http://leagueofamericanvoters.com/votes2012?key=11071202 It’s broken down by States and Districts. Be informed before you vote.

America: Still the Best Hope

August 18, 2012 by

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By Amil Imani ~ I just finished reading Dennis Prager’s new book Still the Best Hope – Why the World Needs American Values.  I have been trying to fit political issues together all my life, and Prager seems to be doing that job admirably. The book’s jacket gets it right: “In this visionary book, Dennis […]

From “Yes We Can” to “No, You Didn’t”

July 21, 2012 by

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By Julia Shaw ~ In 2008, Barack Obama promised hope and change. “Yes We Can,” he and his supporters shouted. Now we learn that “we” meant government. The American people, apparently, aren’t capable of anything. “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that,” President Obama said last week in Roanoke, Virginia. “Somebody else made that […]

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