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Fighting For The Soul of America

Fighting For The Soul of America

By John Biver

From Matt Barber: [W]e find ourselves today in the midst of a revolutionary war. Not a war with guns, but a war of ideals. We battle not against a foreign king, but a man…

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Margaret Thatcher, RIP

By John Biver

A great woman has died. Here are a few of today’s morning headlines from the Drudge Report: IRON LADY DIES IN LONDON … THATCHER: ‘Towering, divisive, revered’… ‘I Can’t Bear Britain In Decline, I Just Can’t’… Staunch US ally in Cold War victory… Global champion of free markets… ‘The PM Who Changed the World’… Tributes pour in […]

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Beyond the Post-Cold War World

Beyond the Post-Cold War World

By John Biver

From George Friedman at Statfor: An era ended when the Soviet Union collapsed on Dec. 31, 1991. The confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union defined the Cold War period. The collapse…

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Iraq: A Convenient Scapegoat

Iraq: A Convenient Scapegoat

By John Biver

From Victor Davis Hanson: The unpopular war has become a popular whipping boy even on the right. Bring up Iraq — and expect to end up in an argument. Conservatives are no different from…

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Why Did We Invade Iraq?

Why Did We Invade Iraq?

By John Biver

From Victor Davis Hanson: The subsequent acrimony derives from the general amnesia over why we invaded. On the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, the back-and-forth recriminations continue, but in all the “not…

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Putin’s Russia: Still an Empire, Still Evil

Putin’s Russia: Still an Empire, Still Evil

By John Biver

Do you remember where you were when you heard Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech? I do. From American Thinker: Last week was the thirtieth anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech before the National…

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Fighting the Real Enemy

Fighting the Real Enemy

By John Biver

I agree with this from Bruce Walker at American Thinker: Creeping totalitarianism is silently supplanting normal human thoughts and beliefs with an omnipresent and soul-destroying moral pathology. Although many wish to find another name…

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Calvin Coolidge: Forefather of Our Conservatism

Calvin Coolidge: Forefather of Our Conservatism

By John Biver

Another interesting article about the former president: Calvin Coolidge is the only President in American history born on the Fourth of July. It is appropriate that he bears this distinction, since Coolidge—more so than…

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Chatting about Gays at Gleason’s

Chatting about Gays at Gleason’s

By John Biver

Some plain and accurate talk from David Lawrence at American Thinker: My old friend visits me at Gleason’s Gym. I’ve known Kenny for forty-seven years — longer than I’ve known my wife. Back in…

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Benedict XVI: Reason’s Revolutionary

Benedict XVI: Reason’s Revolutionary

By John Biver

For the reasons outlined in this article by Samuel Gregg at National Review, I’ve come to really admire the now out-going Pope. It’s a great summation and it was difficult to pick an excerpt:…

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The Legend of Abraham Lincoln: Fact or Fiction?

By John Biver

Happy Birthday Abe! From the Heritage Foundation: Representative Joe Courtney (D–CT) recently penned an open letter to the man who wrote the movie Lincoln. The film depicts a divided Connecticut state congressional delegation, with…

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