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by | Nov 27, 2021

I spend a great deal of time on the road, which I like to take advantage of by listening to some well-chosen podcasts as well as music, news, and political commentary. One person whom I listen to frequently is the…

by | Nov 25, 2021

Thank you, G-d, for America. Thank you for directing Christopher Columbus in the wrong geographical direction when he set sail for India. Thank you for giving Columbus life, for making him a risk-taker, for inspiring the government of Spain to…

by | Nov 2, 2021

“You are a prize bigot and un-American idiot. TAKE ME OFF YOUR VILE MAILING LIST NOW!!!” If you write or talk about politically charged issues for a living, you get angry calls, letters, and emails. They’re par for the course….

by | Aug 8, 2021

While militant ideologies can appear as a source of stark clarity in an often-muddled world, their excesses only serve to erode the tradition of liberty. Amid historical instability, people often sought the simple security of absolutes. Thomas Hobbes insisted that…

by | Jul 15, 2021

Those who prattle on about democracy the most support it the least. “In America, if you lose, you accept the results,” said Joe Biden on Tuesday. Meanwhile, his fellow Democrats were conducting an undemocratic stunt to thwart the people’s will…

by | Jul 1, 2021

I am proud to be an American. Yes, I know that our system of government is not perfect, but I firmly believe that it is the best in the world. We are an exceptional country not because our people are…

by | Jun 20, 2021

It’s impossible to divorce politics and religion. We earnestly hope people are motivated in their political commitments by their deepest sense of who they are and what is their purpose here and are imbued with the consciousness that we are…

by | Mar 30, 2021

The 1776 Report Larry P. Arnn, Carol Swain, and Matthew Spalding (Encounter Books, 120 pages, $15) An authentic civic education will help rebuild our common bonds, our mutual friendship, and our civic devotion. But we cannot love what we do…

by | Feb 28, 2021

In 1804, Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Ursuline Sisters to reassure them that the U.S. government would not violate their religious freedom. Allaying fears they had conveyed in a letter to him, Jefferson wrote that the “principles of the constitution…

by | Jan 25, 2021

First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country  Thomas E. Ricks (Harper, 416 pages, $23) The next time I start a college, I’d like to hire Thomas E. Ricks as the…

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