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War As A Fact Of Life

September 3, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Younger generations can be forgiven if all they know of war is what they have learned in school or seen dramatized on film and television. For most Americans, the Civil War, the two World Wars, and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam are events that occurred “a long time ago.” For […]

Big Fat Lies About Fat

August 22, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Americans are obsessed with fat; either with eating it or being it. We’ve been told that we’re too fat and we’re told that eating fat is bad for you. Being fat is your own business. You’ll feel better if you lose a few pounds, but you will enjoy your next meal […]

Obama Continues His Attack On U.S. Energy

July 1, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The delay of the Keystone XL pipeline is a perfect example of the way President Obama and his administration has engaged in, not just a war on coal, but on all forms of energy the nation has and needs. Even his State Department admits there is no reason to refuse its […]

James Madison: The Indispensible Founder

June 27, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents. … If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the […]

Fifty Years Later, Being Black In America

June 24, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Fifty years ago, 1964, the civil rights movement that had begun in the 1950s achieved its goal with the Civil Rights Act and a year later with the Voting Rights Act. A remarkable book, “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed”, by Jason L. Riley, […]

Why The U.S. Has Been Losing Wars

January 27, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ It is typical of the media that it concentrated on a few observations of Obama when reporting on Robert M. Gates new book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War”, while ignoring the main themes of the 600-plus page book. Suffice to say, this is not light reading. It reads much […]

Why Liberals Attack America

January 23, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Have you noticed how liberal intellectuals are drawn to various dictators? Largely unknown to most Americans is the history of many intellectuals who expressed their disdain for “the masses”, all those millions who work in manufacturing, have small businesses, and hold onto the American dream of success, having a home of […]