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Posted August 21, 2012

Mallory Factor blows the lid off of government union corruption in his scathing new book, Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind.

Posted August 04, 2012

It seems that every day the effects of the culture of death on our society are more and more obvious, and more and more gruesome. Just take the continued funding of Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars.

Posted August 02, 2012

Following a Rasmussen poll showing that only 14 percent of Americans think today’s children will be better off than their parents, Newt Gingrich went to the National Conservative Student Conference (NCSC) in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to appeal to the future generation.

Posted July 03, 2012

Marco Rubio: An American Son is a must-read look at the experiences that shaped one of America’s most promising young leaders.

Posted June 21, 2012

It seems that President Bill Clinton’s previous helpful comments for the Republican presidential campaign have finally been reciprocated with Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) own nostalgia for his administration.

Posted June 12, 2012

Every vote in Congress can be viewed as an opportunity to either increase liberty or increase government. Right now, the Senate appears poised to choose the latter as they prepare to vote on the 2012 Farm Bill.

Posted May 31, 2012

Individual rights must take a backseat to community interests. Sound familiar? That’s probably because it’s been the ideology that American presidents have been agreeing to since 1992.

Posted May 08, 2012

New Jersey’s governor may have a “conservative rock star” persona, but when it comes to the government takeover of health care Chris Christie has done nothing to stop it

Posted March 28, 2012

The House Republican Study Committee (RSC) has proposed a federal budget that not only can America live with – it cannot live without it.

Posted March 09, 2012

Newsweek rhetorically asked America recently, “Why are Obama’s critics (read conservatives) so dumb?” We have to admit that we do fall short of our erudite betters on the Left in the field of expression.

Posted March 09, 2012

The connection between intelligence and wisdom has been debated since the beginning of recorded history, but it seldom finds more acute form than in our consideration of presidents and presidential candidates. No one disputes that very smart people can do dumb or evil things, and that wisdom is often found in seemingly childlike verities.

Posted March 06, 2012

For years, defenders of life have warned that the culture of death will – obviously – lead to death: that arguments used to justify killing some people in dire circumstances, via abortion or euthanasia, ultimately undercut arguments against not killing many others for superfluous or even pretextual reasons.

Posted February 21, 2012

Presidents Day celebrates America’s rich presidential history, yet the people we entrust to teach and write our history books—university professors—have a skewed view of our nation’s past leaders.

Posted February 14, 2012

During the reign of Claudius II, a priest named Valentine was said to have been arrested and imprisoned for marrying Christians, who were at the time being persecuted in Rome. Other versions of the story say that Valentine was secretly marrying soldiers, because Claudius allegedly ordered young men to remain single, believing that married men did not make good soldiers.

Posted February 08, 2012

What’s sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander. But at Vanderbilt University, the sauce distribution doesn’t follow that pattern. The university administration would never conform itself to the rule it now imposes on the religious student groups on campus.

Posted February 02, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently set off fireworks all across the American heartland. "I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich. They're doing just fine. I'm concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling," he said.

Posted January 28, 2012

Is this a rerun? Why does the Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich political drama feel so eerily familiar? Alas, this schismatic plot has been acted out before on the stage of GOP presidential politics; except the original cast weren’t named Mitt and Newt—they were named Nelson and Barry.

Posted January 26, 2012

In case you missed it, and many did, President Barack Obama gave his annual “State of the Union” address last night. All the pageantry, the pomp…the demagoguery, what’s not to watch? In light of President Obama’s promises and agenda, perhaps it would be useful to analyze his address through the lens of the founding generation.

Posted January 25, 2012

One didn’t need to be a political insider to know that in this year’s State of the Union the president would address the public’s concern over scarcity of jobs and an unsteady economy. Attempts to assuage these worries included overviews of new proposals to spur growth and examples of success stories already unfolding as a result of his work.

Posted January 22, 2012

Manufacturing is on its way back in America. Growth in this sector is great news for America, and especially great news for small business people.