Safety is Not the Reason Democrats Are Pushing Gun Control

In his highly acclaimed book on the Left’s Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, Twelve Who Ruled, the late Yale historian Robert Roswell Palmer described the machinations of its demagogues. They were “less concerned to cure poverty than to exploit it,” “breathers of fire” who were “more inclined to love action for

By | 2018-03-17T09:21:17+00:00 March 17th, 2018|

Man of Steel

If the American Dream was flat-lining, the Trump administration may be acting as a defibrillator. Against furious opposition from within and without, President Trump is taking a step in line with the Republicans who made the GOP America’s Party. “I think there’s been an awful lot of advice,” said Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

By | 2018-03-16T13:41:21+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Lessons from Germany’s ‘Spring Offensive’ 100 Years Later

One hundred years ago this month, all hell broke loose in France. On March 21, 1918, the German army on the Western Front unleashed a series of massive attacks on the exhausted British and French armies. German General Erich Ludendorff thought he could win World War I with one final blow. He planned

By | 2018-03-14T13:51:31+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

The Lord Helps Evangelicals Who Help Themselves

Michael Gerson, former chief speechwriter for George W. Bush, writes ruefully in the pages of The Atlantic about “The Last Temptation” of evangelical Christians. Over the course of an excruciating 7,000 words, Gerson laments “how so many evangelicals lost their interest in decency, and how a religious tradition called by grace became defined

By | 2018-03-14T12:16:20+00:00 March 14th, 2018|

Lessons for Republicans from the Pennsylvania Special Election

Voters in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district today will decide whether to elect Republican Rick Saccone or Democrat Conor Lamb in a special election, the result of the vacated seat left by former Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned last year amid a scandal involving a former female staffer and an abortion. Spanning suburban and

By | 2018-03-13T14:19:31+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

Democrats Agree: Obama Trashed National Security

The Democrats’ disturbing decision to go into berserker mode against Russia warrants a re-evaluation of their foreign policy. Nowadays they talk tough on Russia. But what was their actual policy? What becomes clear, even on a cursory examination, is that Obama was extremely pro-Russia. Second in American history only to his ideological brother

By | 2018-03-12T15:18:03+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

How Authentic Is Public Input on Science-Driven Public Policy?

Although we are healthier and live longer than our predecessors, and our food supply is more varied and inexpensive than ever, Americans are manifesting anxiety about all sorts of things—genetically engineered foods (derived from so-called “GMOs”), pharmaceuticals, chemicals, gluten, and even “chemtrails,” to name just a few. As Dr. Alex Berezow of the

By | 2018-03-09T23:19:51+00:00 March 10th, 2018|

How Trump Can Avoid Being Played By North Korea

In a shocking development, it has been revealed that North Korean strongman, Kim Jong-un, has extended an offer to meet with President Donald J. Trump as soon as possible. For their part, the South Koreans are resolutely supportive of the North Korean olive branch. On Twitter, President Trump announced: “Meeting being planned!” Amid

By | 2018-03-09T11:29:11+00:00 March 9th, 2018|