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Michael Orsi
Rev. Michael Orsi is a research fellow in Law and Religion at the Ave Maria School of Law.

General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has recently stated that the armed forces should place more importance on the character of officers. The military has been rocked by a Navy contracting scandal involving allegations of…

AFTER A BRAIN-NUMBING racket of a flight, the Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane suddenly banked one wing almost perpendicular to the ground, plummeting hundreds of feet in seconds. The maneuver was designed to dodge surface to air missiles. On…

Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution By Charles Rappleye (Simon & Schuster, 530 pages, $30) The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture By Joshua Kendall (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 355 pages, $26.95) Robert…

The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election. By Garland S. Tucker, III (Emerald Book Company, 306 pages, $29.95) The last time Democrats and Republicans matched ideologically in a presidential campaign was 1924, according to Garland…

A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement By Wesley J. Smith (Encounter Books, 249 pages, $25.95) The title of Attorney Wesley Smith’s book, A Rat Is a Fish…

Parallel Empires: The Vatican and the United States—Two Centuries of Alliance and Conflict By Massimo Franco (Doubleday, 221 pages, $26) Against the Grain: Christianity and Democracy, War and Peace By George Weigel (Crossroad, 339 pages, $24.95) Two recent books attempt…

Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in America By Steven Waldman (Random House, 205 pages, $26) THE PLACE OF RELIGION IN AMERICA is a problem as old as our republic. It has been a flash point…

The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House By Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy (Center Street Books, 352 pages, $26.99) The Preacher and the Presidents is what the title advertises, a look into the Reverend Billy Graham’s…

Calumny is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as a “false statement maliciously made to injure another’s reputation.” Calumny has been part of life since the dawn of time. But opportunities for calumny have proliferated with the advent of the…

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