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  • 3rd AF commander victim of politically-correct witch hunt

    3rd AF commander victim of politically-correct witch hunt

    After the general overruled a sexual assault conviction, the left spun up hysteria.

  • Budget Restraint Requires Return to Founding Principles, Line-Item Veto

    Budget Restraint Requires Return to Founding Principles, Line-Item Veto

    It is astounding how much American politicians and the American public have lost sight of the idea of “national purpose”

  • U.S. Navy: Early lessons demonstrate need for ‘peace through strength’

    U.S. Navy: Early lessons demonstrate need for ‘peace through strength’

    March 27, 2013 marks the 219th anniversary of the formation of the United States Navy by the Navy Act of 1794. Congress appropriated funds for the building of six heavy frigates, a number of which would go on to become | Read More »

  • Top 10 gun-toting American politicians

    Top 10 gun-toting American politicians

    Here are the top ten politicians that could handle a gun and publicly demonstrated that expertise after they were elected.

  • Abraham Lincoln’s road to revival for the California GOP

    Abraham Lincoln’s road to revival for the California GOP

    Lincoln made a grand address during the conference standing for the principles of this new-found coalition to oppose the “slave power” and those in the Democratic Party who no longer saw slavery as a necessary evil, but as a “positive good.”

  • Calvin Coolidge: Paragon of federalism

    Calvin Coolidge: Paragon of federalism

    Author Amity Shlaes has finally brought one of the greatest and most underrated presidents of the 20th century to a popular audience. Vermont native Calvin Coolidge, once regarded by liberal historians as a “do nothing” president, has been recast in | Read More »

  • Gallatin or Fluke: The Founding Fathers and self-rule

    Gallatin or Fluke: The Founding Fathers and self-rule

    The life of Founding Father Albert Gallatin demonstrates just how different America has been compared to other nations and how far off the right path it has gone. Gallatin, an immigrant from Geneva, moved to the United States in 1780 | Read More »

  • Gun culture vs. the culture of dependency

    Gun culture vs. the culture of dependency

    The architect of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, George Mason, once wrote of the need to include the individual right to bear arms in the Constitution at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, “When the resolution of enslaving America | Read More »

  • Transforming culture, education key to a new birth of freedom

    Transforming culture, education key to a new birth of freedom

    It is quite clear that the modern Republican Party is in a state of flux. The national level party has taken a consistent drubbing for the last decade and seems unable to surmount the organizational machine of the Democratic Party at the highest levels.

  • American values die without great communicators

    American values die without great communicators

    With the decay of American values across a wide section of American institutions—academia, media and the entertainment industry—it is vital for informed patriots to learn to better transmit their ideas. In President Ronald Reagan’s last speech to the American people | Read More »

  • Happy 200th Birthday Uncle Sam!

    Happy 200th Birthday Uncle Sam!

    The symbolic figure of the United States government, Uncle Sam, was “born” 200 years ago, on December 23, 1812. Uncle Sam, alongside the American flag and bald eagle, is perhaps the most recognizable personification of the United States that has | Read More »

  • Book Review: The Founders and Finance

    Book Review: The Founders and Finance

    Few issues divided the American people more after the Revolution than public finance and the direction of the American economy. Harvard Business School professor Thomas McCraw (who died in November) has written an enlightening book about the origins of the | Read More »

  • A House divided against itself

    A House divided against itself

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is once again facing a conservative rebellion in his budget fight with President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate. With the ouster of four strong conservatives from House Committees there has been a chorus of calls | Read More »

  • George Washington bids farewell to troops, becomes ‘Father of our country’

    George Washington bids farewell to troops, becomes ‘Father of our country’

    On December 4, 1783, George Washington bid farewell to his officers in prelude to resigning his commission in the Continental Army. This simple act affirmed Washington’s absolute commitment to republican government and cemented his reputation as a virtuous leader. On | Read More »

  • A reply to secessionists and nullifiers

    A reply to secessionists and nullifiers

    Thomas Jefferson once said, “Should you wish to know the meaning of the Constitution, consult the words of its friends.” So let’s consult the words of the Constitution’s friends, and remember those of its enemies.

  • Secessionists and nullifiers won’t succeed

    Secessionists and nullifiers won’t succeed

    Since the election of President Barack Obama and the drubbing Republicans took on November 6, 2012 a growing number of Americans have been advocating for state nullification of ObamaCare . Many more have taken the next step and have gone | Read More »

  • ‘Country party’ must hold and grow

    ‘Country party’ must hold and grow

    Americans have chosen Barack Obama and the Democratic Party to lead them at the national level for four more years, and have given them an even stronger majority in the Senate. While not much went right for conservative Republicans at | Read More »

  • How 'Old Hickory' reacted to murdered Americans in distant lands

    How ‘Old Hickory’ reacted to murdered Americans in distant lands

    The deadly and brazen attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi on Sept.11 demonstrated the ongoing threat that radical Islamists pose to Americans and American interests around the world. The weak and deceptive response to the attack by the Obama | Read More »

  • The Top 5 brawls in American political history

    The Top 5 brawls in American political history

    When Mitt Romney’s son, Tagg, was interviewed about his father’s second debate with President Barack Obama he said that in reaction to the Democrat president calling his father a “liar” he wanted “to rush down to the stage and take | Read More »

  • The top 5 worst vice presidents

    The top 5 worst vice presidents

    So far, Vice President Joe Biden has done little besides occasionally, or rather, frequently open his mouth and embarrass the presidential administration. He has been thought of so poorly by al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden that he was left off the assassination list in hopes that he would ascend to the presidency and “ruin the country.” Although Biden has been a comedic punch line throughout his nearly four years in office, there have been other VP’s that have run the gamut from incompetent to murderous to treasonous.