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Stop calling them progressives

By |July 13th, 2015|

(By Joy Overbeck) Today’s “progressive” ideas are nothing but retreads of the notorious 19th and 20th century command-and-control tyrannies that killed about 120 million of their own citizens. Variously known as socialism, Communism, and Marxism, […]

Obama’s failed war on poverty

By |June 13th, 2015|

In his bow to holding a “conversation” about the poor, supported by two other progressives at liberal Georgetown University against one lone conservative, President Barack Obama’s big idea was to “invest” more to combat poverty, […]

Can we focus for a moment on the real threats at hand?

By |June 13th, 2015|

Let’s take a quick stock of the world scene, shall we?

ISIS continues to ravage the cradle of humanity, taking and ransacking ancient cities, reversing the gains we fought for in Iraq and seemingly growing as […]

Immigration policy & politics won’t be solved by judges

By |June 1st, 2015|

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Recently, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a lower-court injunction that temporarily blocked  the Obama administration from carrying out President Obama’s executive order which would make illegal aliens eligible for “lawful presence, work authorization and associated benefits.” […]

Conservatives would be wise to resist populist temptations

By |May 29th, 2015|

It’s a not uncommon phenomena in American politics for left and right to circumnavigate the spectrum and forge periodic and unlikely alliances. This is particularly prone to occur when elements of the right succumb to the temptations of populist ideology. […]

Trading places: Pacific pact tests political alliances

By |May 1st, 2015|

President Barack Obama finds himself in unfamiliar — and uncomfortable — territory. In working out a Pacific trade deal, the president is surrounded in general agreement by Republicans even as the Democratic base — among […]

Is Barack Obama a Christian and what difference does it make?

By |March 18th, 2015|

Over half (54 percent) of Republicans, 26 percent of independents, and 10 percent of Democrats, when asked in a recent poll which religion describes President Obama’s “deep down” beliefs, said he is Muslim. The poll was conducted in October 2014, by Alex Theodoridis of the University of California at Merced and released in February. Choices included Muslim, Christian, atheist, spiritual, or “I don’t know.” While 45 percent of Democrats said Obama is Christian, his stated belief, only 18 percent of independents and 9 percent of Republicans agreed. Many also responded “don’t know” – i.e., 47 percent of independents, 26 percent of Democrats, and 19 percent of Republicans. […]

An Obama legacy of less freedom and more danger?

By |March 9th, 2015|

As the last two years of his tenure move toward their conclusion, President Barack Obama’s increasingly probable legacy — on top of the much-discussed debt he will leave to punish future generations — could be a nuclear-armed Iran and a striking diminution of rule of law and American freedoms. […]

Is Rudy right?

By |February 25th, 2015|

(’76 Contributor) Rudy Giuliani’s assertion that Barack Obama doesn’t love America or Americans has inspired scorn and outrage from the mainstream media, but a tweetstorm of hurrahs from Americans online who’ve made “Rudy is Right” a popular trending hashtag. Giuliani has actually voiced the unease many ordinary citizens feel, especially in the last few months as the president’s oath to protect and defend the nation from threats has de-escalated from “leading from behind” in his failed war for Libya into something he calls “Strategic Patience.” […]

Resisting the spirit of lawlessness

By |February 22nd, 2015|

The attitude of Abraham Lincoln concerning respect for the law can be summarized as such: we should obey the laws, even bad laws, until we are able to properly fix them. This may seem somewhat trivial to most, or it may seem oppressive to those who are currently living under bad laws. Nevertheless, the wisdom of Lincoln should be considered. […]