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by Robert Huberty | Oct 25, 2013

In the early days of the Industrial Revolution a number of English textile workers saw their livelihoods replaced by automated machines. Faced with joblessness, poverty, and starvation the group, calling itself the Luddites, protested by writing ballads, broadsides and, most…

Writing in the American Conservative, John Zmirak had a few choice words regarding Pope Francis’ recent interview with an Italian Jesuit journal: “We ought to greet papal mistakes with solemn sadness, earnest prayer, and respectful attempts at correction.” Big of…

Out here in the boondocks people use their guns to feed their neighbors — not to kill them. I’ll admit having just spent the last several years living in the inner-city the idea of folks using their guns for good…

This past weekend while exploring antique shops in south St. Louis I came across a quaint circa World War II poster adorned with a fetching Lady Liberty patriotically sowing seeds. The caption read: “Every Garden a Munitions Plant.” If the…

by Robert Huberty | Sep 13, 2013

Which of the following describes the civil war in Syria? 1. The civil war in this ancient country drags on and on. At the center of the war is a Russian-backed government fighting militant Islamists hoping to carve out an…

In 1994, tribal tensions between Rwanda’s Hutus and Tutsis exploded into violence. For 100 days the slaughter of Tutsi men, women, and children continued unabated. The Free World, feeling complacent over the end of the Cold War, scarcely noticed. Bill…

Last November, United Nations human rights investigators accused the Free Syrian Army of war crimes after video emerged showing a group of rebels executing 10 captured government soldiers. The soldiers were videotaped begging for their lives before being executed. In…

I live in a different America now. For the past two years I lived in the inner-city of America’s most dangerous city. I saw the culture of poverty up close and personal. Some insist there is no such thing as…

Admirers of G.K. Chesterton had reason to rejoice this week at news that an English Catholic bishop is seeking to open an investigation into whether GKC should be declared a saint.
 Chesterton himself would have laughed heartily at the idea….

Whether you think the American city is back or the American city is headed for the brink largely depends on which area of the country you live in. Denizens of the Rust Belt are probably convinced the American city is…

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