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A Nation Worth Lauding

July 4, 2019 by

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By Kay Coles James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ This week, as Americans commemorate Independence Day and the creation of the most free, most prosperous nation on earth, we will inevitably hear from those who say there’s no reason to celebrate a country where not everyone gained their freedom or their equality in 1776. […]

The “Too Hard To Do” Syndrome

March 16, 2016 by

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By Peter Huessy ~ On May 25, 1961 President John F. Kennedy stood before Congress and said that before the decade was finished the United States should land a man on the moon and return him to earth. A year and a half later, in an address at Rice University, known as the “We choose […]

The Expert’s Cloudy Crystal Balls

December 12, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ In late October I wrote a commentary “Is America in Decline?” based on a book by James MacDonald, “When Globalism Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana”, due for sale in January from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Within days I received “The Accidental Super Power: The Next Generation of American […]

Is America In Decline?

October 29, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ In case you have had the feeling that America is in decline and will make way for a new superpower, you may be right. At least you’re right if you agree with James MacDonald, the author of “When Globalization Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana” (due in January 2015, […]

An American Decline That Must Be Reversed

October 17, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The tendency of pundits is to address the decline in American culture and traditional moral values. The concerns addressed include the rather sudden, but widespread embrace of same-sex marriages or calls for the legalization of marijuana so anyone can get high without the fear of arrest. You can probably name a […]

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 […]

Weakness Begets Challenges

December 18, 2013 by

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By Herbert London ~ The world stage is trembling with emerging challenges, challenges so deep and potentially fracturing that the globe may never be the same again. This is 1789, 1848, 1917 and 1941 wrapped in one momentous year. Wherever one turns, chaos reigns and, in large part, this dislocation is due to a United […]