Category: History

November 16, 2012

Obama: The Second FDR Rather Than the Second Carter

Filed under: History,Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 16 Nov 2012

I’ve thought a lot over the last few years about an axiom attributed to Mark Twain, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.” The question to me was whether the presidency of Barack Obama would “rhyme” with that of Jimmy …

November 1, 2012

Terrorism at Ft. Hood

Three years ago, Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan walked into a Ft Hood personnel center. He twice yelled Allahu Akbar! God is great! Then he began firing.

By the time he was stopped, Hasan had killed 12 soldiers. One of …

October 31, 2012

You Lie, Mr. President!

Vladimir Lenin once said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” In the electronic age, the left has hammered this theory home harder than ‘ol Vlad could have ever imagined.

October 29, 2012

The Legacies of Goldwater and McGovern

George McGovern died recently. Coincidentally, I just reread Barry Goldwater’s 1960 classic, The Conscience of a Conservative. These men are linked by the identical fate that they suffered in their sole presidential run (in 1972 and 1964, respectively). Namely, both …

October 25, 2012

How Would Lincoln Vote in the 2012 Election?

Filed under: History,Politically Incorrect Reality - 25 Oct 2012

Any normal school student could research and find the heart of the Lincoln administration and of Lincoln himself, in very short time. Discovering Lincoln’s sole purpose during his presidency may be easy, but that does not make it unimportant, in …

What About the Homeless? … The Homeless Then and Now—Obama and Reagan

Filed under: History,Politics In General - 25 Oct 2012

As a biographer of Ronald Reagan, I’m constantly asked to compare today’s fiscal/economic situation to what Reagan faced in the 1980s. Today’s record debt/deficits remind of the 1980s, though today’s are far worse, with the deficit at least six times …

September 24, 2012

President Obama’s Munich Moment

In September 1938 the British prime minister had a problem. The Third Reich’s psychopath-in-chief was scorching the airwaves in one of his trademark rants, this time about the supposed oppression of Germans living in Czechoslovakia. He threatened war unless Western …

September 17, 2012

Reap the Whirlwind

Filed under: History,In The News,War On Terror - 17 Sep 2012

In 1219 the Shah of the Islamic Khwarezmid Empire (present day Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan), Ala ad-Din Muhammad had the ambassadors of Genghis Khan killed. This affront to diplomatic convention led to a devastating invasion and the total destruction …

On Libya Three Decades Ago: Obama Should Remember Reagan’s Resolve

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,History - 17 Sep 2012

Ronald Reagan clashed with Libya and its dictator Moammar Gadhafi for the first time over 30 years ago. The details of that encounter must be revisited—particularly President Reagan’s sense of resolve and clarity of purpose—as once again President Obama’s foreign …

September 15, 2012

Egypt and Libya: Shades of 1979-80

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,History - 15 Sep 2012

In the last 24 hours, beginning with the 11th anniversary of 9/11, all hell has broken loose in the Middle East. Our diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya have been attacked, with the U.S. ambassador to Libya among those brutally …

September 14, 2012

Religion and the Election of 2012

Filed under: Elections & Voting,History,Religion & Faith - 14 Sep 2012

Religious issues have played a significant role in numerous presidential elections, as they are in 2012. In 1800, his opponents accused Thomas Jefferson of atheism and trying to undermine the republic’s Christian foundation.

September 8, 2012

People of the Government, by the Government, for the Government?

Certain truths are undeniable. The sun will rise in the east and set in the west. If you plant a peach seed, you will get a peach tree and not an apple tree. Telemarketers will always call you, despite being …

August 26, 2012

Are You the Forgotten Man? Part 2

Filed under: History - 26 Aug 2012

There was so much material in this book we needed a part 2. According to Amity Shlaes, her book, The Forgotten Man is someone that will peak your interest for sure.

August 20, 2012

Education is the Foundation of the Future

Filed under: Education & Schools,History - 20 Aug 2012

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can Progressives like President Obama hateAmerica? How can anyone who was raised in the most free and prosperous society in the History of the world believeAmericais an imperialistic power and the source of …

August 12, 2012

Remembering the Significance of VJ Day

Filed under: History - 12 Aug 2012

Consider this fictitious scenario: In the summer of 1950, President Thomas E. Dewey faced a national security crisis of extraordinary proportions—one that his advisors agreed likely would define his presidency. After beating his Democratic opponent in 1948 by a comfortable …

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