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In this interesting article, Dr. Earl Tilford examines the damaging consequences that arise when nations tweak their history in order to feel good about the past. Tilford argues: “There are two ways to approach the future: faith and history.” Late in the afternoon of December 25, 1991, Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev resigned, declared his office …

Often it seems difficult for liberals and conservatives to find common ground. Do conservatives need help understanding liberals, and vice versa? In this interesting review, Dr. R.B.A. DiMuccio argues that a social psychologist may have cracked the code. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has cracked the code on why it’s so hard for liberals and conservatives …

So declared Larry Flynt, founder of the Hustler magazine empire that has made millions photographing nude women. Flynt proffered his enthusiastic endorsement in an interview with Bloomberg. Flynt’s endorsement of Mrs. Clinton, a feminist icon, is ripe for ridicule and taking shots at the Clintons, of whom Flynt has long been a big supporter. It …

President Barack Obama’s remarkable eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, one of the nine victims of the recent tragic shooting there, has again called attention to the president’s often misunderstood faith. Obama’s singing of the venerated Christian hymn “Amazing Grace” and focus on the theme of …

Recently, while waiting in line at a store in Grove City, Pennsylvania, we saw a young man several customers in front of us wearing a sweatshirt with the Confederate battle flag on its back and a caption that read, “If This Flag Offends You, You Need a History Lesson!” An hour or so later, we …

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that in the first quarter of 2015 the U.S. economy declined at a 0.7 percent annual rate. Why is it taking the economy so long to recover? In this interesting article, Dr. Tracy Miller examines the numbers and details the consequences of bad policy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis …

For a second time, Obamacare has been saved by a strained constitutional construction. This is reason enough for considerable concern. However, what will be the long-range effects on liberty? In his scathing dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia summarized the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell in two sentences: “The court holds that when the Patient …

The Manhattan Supreme Court recently heard the case of two chimpanzees named Hercules and Leo, which were apparently caged while undergoing research at Stony Brook University. Represented by the Nonhuman Rights Project, the suit contends that the pair should have a right to “bodily liberty” and that any caging of these primates violates their rights. Steven …

A recent column I wrote on communism in Hollywood in the 1940s elicited strong reaction toward the person of Joe McCarthy. This was somewhat perplexing, given that McCarthy was not the front-and-center figure investigating Hollywood communism. Yet, it wasn’t surprising, given that any mention of the Stalinist sympathies of American communists prompts liberals into reflexive …

Americans can see or hear about dozens of terrorist acts every day. They can tune in to their favorite TV shows or go to the local cinema and be bombarded with violence and mayhem endlessly. Perhaps these events should be called “virtual terrorism.” Consider this as you read more. Americans can also, of course, tune …

Our primary focus in December of 1999 was Y2K. Would the computer systems handle the millennial change? Might we suffer from serious computer snafus? In the midst of the Y2K hype, we knew, though sometimes forgot, that the year 2000 was, in actuality, the last year of the 20th century and the second millennium, rather …