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July 25, 2014
Charles Mills is not surprised that Bowe Bergdahl became a Muslim. See From Calvinism to Islam

July 21, 2014
Toronto-based Mark Wegierski looks at the Canadian politics and history in In search of true federalism in Canada: Old Canada, New Canada, and Canada Three

July 16, 2014
Allan Brownfeld takes A New Look At The Declaration of Independence

July 15, 2014
John McManus chronicles the government’s intervention in education in Common Core: Increasing the Dumbing Down of America’s Children

July 10, 2014
Charles Mills discusses a framework for a civilized Arab world in Iraq: What To Do Now

July 8, 2014
100 patriots in the bureaucracy could save America, says Christopher Manion in The Bureaucrat Liberation Army

July 3, 2014
Allan Brownfeld demonstrates that The Continuing Growth of Executive Power Is a Threat to Representative Government


Columns and Blogs of Note

Chuck Baldwin Live

Bill Borst's, "The Gospel Truth"

Pat Buchanan

Anita Crane

Barbara Hollingsworth

Fr. John McCloskey

Steven Mosher's Blog
(Population Research Institute)

Paul Craig Roberts

Wes Vernon


June 27, 2014
The recent murder of a young priest in Arizona is the subject of Charles Mills' column Father Kenneth Walker, FSSP, RIP

June 25, 2014
Christopher Manion reflects on “Who lost Iraq?” and the Red Team –Blue Team farce in Frivolity and Fantasy

June 19, 2014
Charles Mills looks at the demise of General Shinseki as Secretary of Veterans Affairs in Hubris, Hamartia, and Nemesis in the
Shinseki Tragedy

June 18, 2014
Christopher Manion looks at the defeat of Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor in The Party, The Plunderers, and the People

June 11, 2014
What did Cardinal O’Malley really say at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast? See Robert Hale's U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as Dysfunctional as U.S. Congress

June 4, 2014
Christopher Manion asks why welfare recipients don't thank the taxpayers in Gratitude, Government, and Gall

June 2, 2014
The priest that sparked the Solidarity movement in Poland is the subject of a new film. See Anita Crane's Messenger of the Truth on PBS

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From Calvinism to Islam
by Charles G. Mills
July 25
, 2014

GLEN COVE, NY — Bowe Bergdahl went absent without leave from, and apparently deserted, his infantry unit in Afghanistan. He and his father have adopted the language and other external signs of Moslems and are said by some to have become Moslems.
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In search of true federalism in Canada:
Old Canada, New Canada, and Canada Three

by Mark Wegierski
July 21
, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA — Although there is no returning to the Old Canada that existed before the 1960s, it is possible that the New Canada could reach out to incorporate some better aspects of the Old Canada…
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A New Look At The Declaration of Independence
by Allan C. Brownfeld
July 16
, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA — American students are less proficient in their nation’s history than in any other subject, according to results of a recent nationwide test. Most fourth graders are unable to say why Abraham Lincoln was an important figure…
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Common Core: Increasing the Dumbing Down of America’s Children
by John F. McManus
July 15
, 2014

APPLETON, WI — Let’s go back a few years to 1983. It was then after two years of gathering information, a prestigious federal panel known as “The National Commission on Excellence in Education” concluded that our nation’s schools were producing “a tide of mediocrity” marked by declining student ability in every subject.
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Iraq: What To Do Now
by Charles G. Mills
July 10
, 2014

GLEN COVE, NY — There is a saying among old Iraq hands in the State Department that there are no good results in Iraq, only less bad ones.
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The Bureaucrat Liberation Army
by Christopher Manion
July 8
, 2014

FRONT ROYAL, VA  — Over the years I’ve met countless folks in the federal bureaucracy who hate their jobs.

But they love their country.

And now is their time.
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The Continuing Growth of Executive Power
Is a Threat to Representative Government

by Allan C. Brownfeld
July 3
, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA — In recent days, the Obama administration appears to be in the process of dramatically expanding executive power, threatening our system of representative government.
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Father Kenneth Walker, FSSP, RIP
by Charles G. Mills
June 27
, 2014

GLEN COVE, NY — Most people have heard that a priest was killed in Phoenix and another priest was badly injured. They have heard almost nothing about the victims.
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Frivolity and Fantasy
by Christopher Manion
June 25
, 2014

Don’t blame you, don’t blame me
Blame that guy behind the tree

FRONT ROYAL, VA  —The Red-Team, Blue-Team cacophony has reached a crescendo, and its intensity rises in direct correlation to its frivolity.

Now it’s “Who lost Iraq?”
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Hubris, Hamartia, and Nemesis in the
Shinseki Tragedy

by Charles G. Mills
June 19
, 2014

GLEN COVE, NY — In classic Greek tragedy, the protagonist is a good and decent man, but he has an inherent and fatal flaw (hamartia). He often succumbs to pride (hubris) through his belief in his own ability to correct the errors that result from his flawed nature, or perhaps his pride leads him into the errors. The result is his downfall (nemesis). This downward spiral also describes General Shinseki’s service as Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs.
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The Party, The Plunderers, and the People
by Christopher Manion
June 18
, 2014

FRONT ROYAL, VA  — I still remember the day — June 2, 1964. My new banjo arrived in the afternoon (on Railway Express — this was pre-Woodstock, remember), and, late that evening, the news came in that Barry Goldwater had won the California primary, defeating New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller by two percentage points.
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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as Dysfunctional as U.S. Congress
by Robert L. Hale
June 11
, 2014

MINOT, ND — The bureaucracy of the Catholic Church in the United States is trying to be as useless, conflicted, counterproductive, and harmful to lay Catholics as the U.S. Congress is to the American people.
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Gratitude, Government, and Gall
by Christopher Manion
June 4
, 2014

FRONT ROYAL, VA  — Voluntary Christian charity results in the natural gratitude of both the benefactor and the beneficiary.
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A Triumph: Anti-Communist Film, Messenger of The Truth, Shown on PBS
by Anita Crane
June 2
, 2014

 

WASHINGTON D.C. — “Messenger of the Truth” is a new documentary about the amazing life of Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popielusko (1947-1984), chaplain to the Solidarity labor union movement, who motivated tens of thousands of Poles to fight Communism in Poland. Below is Anita Crane’s article on this compelling film. (We link to all of Anita Crane’s excellent articles at “Columns and Blogs of Note” in the left-hand column of this page).

View a trailer of this documentary.

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