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  • Book Review: The American Ideology

    Book Review: The American Ideology

    If one is to be a conservative it is important to ask: “What exactly it is that is being conserved?” Brian Vanyo, a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, answers that question in his new book, The American Ideology: Taking | Read More »

  • Executive overreach will unite modern “Whigs”

    Matt Spalding of the Heritage Foundation wrote after Obama signed his immigration executive order, “We can now see before us a persistent pattern of disregard for the powers of the legislative branch in favor of administrative decision-making without—and often in spite of—congressional action. This violates the spirit—and potentially the letter—of the Constitution’s separation of the legislative and executive powers of Congress and the President.”

  • Bernanke, Fed dooming themselves like Biddle, Second Bank of the United States

    Immediately after the QE3 announcement, stocks and commodities shot up in value. This could, of course, give a short-term and hollow boost to the economy just before the November presidential election. While it is impossible to say whether or not the decision to engage in quantitative easing at this time was used for political purposes, it will most likely have at least some political effect and many Americans will see it that way.

  • The United States Constitution: a new order for the ages

    The United States Constitution: a new order for the ages

    Americans this week should heed Reagan’s admonition to be “informed patriots” and take the time to learn about the timeless ideas of this country’s founding.

  • The Democrat platform a far cry from its roots

    Much was made of the notable absences in the Democratic Party platform released at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. All references to God were removed from the lengthy document as well as the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. God and Jerusalem were then reinstated to the platform amid a loud chorus of boos from the DNC crowd.

  • Romney must channel underrated president Warren G. Harding

    If Romney wants to defeat Obama and take advantage of his strengths as a candidate, he should channel the grossly underrated president, Warren G. Harding, who is much maligned because of the Teapot Dome scandal that involved some of his cabinet members. However, Harding was never implicated in the corruption and his actual policies that affected the nation have been totally overlooked.

  • Civil suit filed against AG Holder

    Civil suit filed against AG Holder

    House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is launching a civil lawsuit against Attorney General Eric Holder for his involvement in withholding information on Operation Fast and Furious.

  • Top Five: Underrated Presidents

    Top Five: Underrated Presidents

    President John F. Kennedy once said, “There is no experience you can get that can possibly prepare you adequately for the presidency.” Kennedy was right in that there is no job in the world more difficult and demanding than the | Read More »

  • Roundup of Aurora shooting coverage

    Gun control advocates should stand down, post-Aurora By: Human Events Unfortunately, after tragedies like this some politicians try to take advantage of the grief and outrage to advance attacks on Americans’ Second Amendment right “to keep and bear arms.” Heller: | Read More »

  • Gun laws state-by-state: Colorado

    Gun laws state-by-state: Colorado

    What must be cleared up first is that there is a difference between the state and municipal laws and the rules set by the Century 16 movie theater where the grisly shooting took place.

  • Top Ten: American history books to read this summer

    Top Ten: American history books to read this summer

    1) George Washington’s Military Genius By: David R. Palmer Gen. David Palmer, who is a former superintendent of West Point, makes the case the “The Father of Our Country” was not just a good man and able leader, but a | Read More »

  • Obama’s philosophy out of step with American history’s ‘self-made men’

    Obama’s philosophy out of step with American history’s ‘self-made men’

    Nothing symbolized the overall economic philosophy of modern day liberalism and President Barack Obama, than his statements in a Roanoke, Virginia campaign speech last week. “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a | Read More »

  • View from the Right: American exceptionalism and the difference between the Left and the Right

    View from the Right: American exceptionalism and the difference between the Left and the Right

    The debate over the meaning and value of American exceptionalism is perhaps the greatest political battle of our time, and the national divide echoes the deep schism that tore America apart during the Civil War. On taxes, government spending, regulation, | Read More »

  • Video: Interview with Gen. David Palmer on ‘George Washington’s Military Genius’ part 2

    Guns and Patriots associate editor, Jarrett Stepman, sits down for part 2 of his interview with Gen. David Palmer to talk about Palmer’s new book, George Washington’s Military Genius. Palmer talks about why Washington was selected to lead the Continental | Read More »

  • Video: Interview with Gen. David Palmer on ‘George Washington’s Military Genius’

    Guns and Patriots Associate Editor, Jarrett Stepman, sits down with Gen. David Palmer for part 1 of his interview to discuss the former superintendent of West Point’s new book, George Washington’s Military Genius. Palmer discusses the four phases of the | Read More »

  • Protestors gather at White House, call for Holder to resign

    Protestors gather at White House, call for Holder to resign

    A group of about 40 young people showed up in the 90 degree Washington heat with signs critical of Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama administration.

  • A huge crowd awaits

    A huge crowd awaits

    Hundreds of Americans are gathered in front of the Supreme Court; a decision is expected after 10 a.m.

  • Holder contempt of Congress Wednesday hearing coverage

    Holder contempt of Congress Wednesday hearing coverage

    Rep. Darrell Issa and the House Oversight Committee proceed with contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder. Minute-by-minute updates

  • Eric Holder is charged with contempt -- what's next?

    Eric Holder is charged with contempt — what’s next?

    First: The House Oversight Committee, then it comes up for a vote on the House floor, after which it could go to a grand jury.

  • Book Review: George Washington’s Military Genius

    George Washington is justifiably called the “Father of America” for his military and civilian leadership during the American Revolution and his two terms as America’s first president, however, in the new book, George Washington’s Military Genius, General David Palmer persuasively | Read More »