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by Alan B. Somers | Oct 13, 2022

I recently read Stephen Ambrose’s excellent biography, Eisenhower: Soldier and President, on our nation’s 34th president. In the 640-page tome, Ambrose discusses the famous farewell address Eisenhower delivered the evening of Jan. 17, 1961, in the midst of the Cold…

by Mark W. Hendrickson | Oct 7, 2022

The Monday night football game between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers was interrupted by a fellow who ran onto the field carrying a device that was releasing pink smoke. After successfully eluding the stadium’s security personnel long…

by Daniel J. Flynn | Oct 6, 2022

The Air Force’s Climate Action Plan feels like a distraction from the mission. How will the military branch effectively teach its cadets to “Use words that include all genders: ‘Folks’ or ‘Y’all’ instead of ‘guys’; ‘partner’ vs. ‘boyfriend or girlfriend,’”…

by Ellie Gardey | Oct 4, 2022

The nation’s flagship Catholic university is getting into the business of the occult. The University of Notre Dame is selling tarot cards that can be used for divinatory purposes and witchcraft guides that teach readers magic spells. The products are…

by Ellie Gardey | Oct 4, 2022

Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker was accused Monday of paying for his former girlfriend to abort their child in 2009. The allegation threatens Walker’s campaign against Democratic Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock. Walker has run on vehemently opposing abortion, while…

by Ben Stein | Oct 1, 2022

When I was a child at beautiful Parkside Elementary School next to Sligo Creek Parkway in Silver Spring, Maryland, we were taught that our worldwide rival, Bolshevik Communism, was a horrible, gruesome, cruel gift of death. It was barely better…

by George Neumayr | Sep 29, 2022

The Associated Press published a piece this week casting the confessional seal as sinister. That its reporters would even think to turn a prosaic defense of this venerable privilege into a scandal is a measure of our secularized times. Only…

by Larry Thornberry | Sep 25, 2022

TAMPA — How do I hate September? Let me count the ways. T.S. Eliot was obviously not a Floridian. April is not the cruelest month in the Sunshine State. That honor goes, by popular acclaim, to September. Like just about every other…

by Francis P. Sempa | Sep 22, 2022

The Biden Defense Department’s Orwellian “Naming Commission,” created by Congress in 2021, has recommended that the Navy Department rename the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville, which recently transited the dangerous Taiwan Strait, because it memorializes the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville…

by George Neumayr | Sep 21, 2022

The Catechism of the Catholic Church describes homosexual acts as “acts of grave depravity” and says that “[u]nder no circumstances can they be approved.” But many powerful prelates across the world disagree with this teaching and have subverted it for…

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