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November 28, 2012
Puerto Rico votes for statehood
For the first time, the citizens of Puerto Ric0 voted to become the 51st state...
October 22, 2012
OK, now it's a depression
The Dust Bowl has returned to my native Oklahoma. A huge dust storm hit Blackwell,...
October 08, 2012
Happy Columbus Day!
We should have a discussion for Columbus Day as we have for other holidays. This...
September 20, 2012
Why do we even have a president?
Historian Kenneth C. Davis looks at the origin of the office of the President, something...
September 07, 2012
Progressivism and omnipotent government
In line with the "Obama as Messiah" post, here is another example of secularism turning...
September 04, 2012
The era of black-and-white TV
President Obama dismissed the Republican convention in these terms: “Despite all the challenges that we...
August 31, 2012
From citizens to clients
George Will sums up Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble...
August 22, 2012
America’s culture gap
Democrats are often citing a widening economic gap between the affluent and those barely scraping...
August 15, 2012
Is the President our national pastor?
No, the president is most emphatically NOT a national pastor, such an understanding betraying a...
July 23, 2012
Poverty rate is highest in 50 years
New data shows that the poverty rate has climbed to the highest levels since the...
July 05, 2012
An explication of “The Star Spangled Banner”
David P. Goldman offers a close reading of our national anthem, which is not just...
July 04, 2012
Happy Fourth of July! I remember growing up in a culture of patriotism. Community events...
July 04, 2012
“I love my country, it’s the government I’m afraid of”
Tourist shops here in the D.C. area sell a t-shirt that says, "I love my...
July 04, 2012
Liberty vs. equality
Robert Samuelson loves this country and everything it stands for, to the point of saying...
July 04, 2012
George Washington of Mt. Vernon
A fine tribute to the Father of Our Country and to his home--one of the...
May 29, 2012
The hedge of separation
John Garvey, the president of Catholic University, has written an op-ed piece in which he...
February 20, 2012
Happy Presidents’ Day
Today is Presidents' Day, which began as an amalgamation of George Washington's birthday and Abraham...
February 10, 2012
Is the U.S. Constitution obsolete?
[An earlier version of this post went up with just the raw quotation and with...
February 06, 2012
I am a bad American
I did not watch the Superbowl. I turned my back on America's great unifying festival,...
February 03, 2012
Calls for an American dictator
George Will notes progressivism's impatience--"We can't wait!" in the words of President Obama's campaign--which manifests...
January 31, 2012
Who are the 1%?
Who are those 1% of the wealthiest Americans who allegedly are oppressing the rest of...
January 26, 2012
The rise of American emotionalism
In the context of discussing an embarrassing video in which a hysterical fan blames the...
January 06, 2012
Jerry Salyer at Front Porch Republic has written a stunning essay on "conservative liberalism"; that...
January 04, 2012
The exotic and sinister world of Iowa
You've got to read Mollie Hemingway's take down of that article in The Atlantic, in...
December 29, 2011
Football as the collision of Hobbes & Locke
Gerard Baker of England has become a convert to American football. He explains why: In...
December 19, 2011
Ron Paul, uniter
American politics is polarized. Our government is in a state of paralysis. Conservatives, liberals,...
December 07, 2011
Remember Pearl Harbor
Today is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which took the...
December 02, 2011
The diner as American icon
Foreigners are fascinated by American diners, seeing them as icons of American culture. So says...
October 17, 2011
Awkward: Commemorating the War of 1812
Next year marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. We have been commemorating...
October 10, 2011
The American religion
“I am a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is my...
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