by | May 31, 2019

What would Walt Disney say? On July 17, 1955, actor Ronald Reagan co-hosted an ABC special celebrating the opening of Disneyland. The show was a typical Disney production — upbeat, positive, a celebration of American life filled with fun and…

by | May 30, 2019

I remember that morning as if it were yesterday. I was in my twenties, about to launch my book on H. L. Mencken, and looking for a job. The lobbyist Nancy Clark Reynolds, who knew Ronald Reagan, had suggested my…

by | Mar 31, 2019

Have you ever witnessed a miracle? Have you met a person who experienced one? Sure, I’ve experienced things that seem like they might have a supernatural component. Many to most of us probably have, at least at some point in…

by | Mar 25, 2019

“Would the Left know if their own extremities showed up again?” Sadly relevant, this question, posed by filmmaker Robert Orlando, President of Nexus Media, Director of the films Silence Patton (released by Sony Pictures) and The Divine Plan, comes at…

by | Jan 15, 2019

On Friday, Hillary Clinton rounded out a striking week of moral hypocrisy. After starting the week excoriating Donald Trump’s “horrific” policy toward children of illegal immigrants, she ended the week praising Ireland for legalizing the killing of unborn children. Tears…

by | Jan 10, 2019

The time: 1930. The place: Dandi, India. The situation? Indians had grown weary, not to mention resentful, of British rule. Not unlike Americans in 1776 they were demanding their independence. A native Indian — a lawyer trained in London —…

by | Jan 10, 2019

The time: 1930. The place: Dandi, India. The situation? Indians had grown weary, not to mention resentful, of British rule. Not unlike Americans in 1776 they were demanding their independence. A native Indian — a lawyer trained in London —…

by | Dec 12, 2018

Washington Now that America has had its holiday from politics, we can get back to poking one another in the eye. Slipping each other a mickey, and otherwise breaking the rules of decorum for the ladies and gentlemen of public…

by | Oct 23, 2018

Nebraska’s Republican Senator Ben Sasse has a new book out. The book, is titled Them: Why We Hate Each Other — and How to Heal. I should note at the beginning that the Senator has a cordial relationship with the…

by | Oct 10, 2018

1. Me A bit more than a decade ago, I worked at a nightmarish place for nearly three years. Although I had been quite the outspoken type for many decades since my youth, my subsequent quarter-century of maturation included learning for several years…

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