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Marines don’t quit

Marines don’t quit Kurt Williamsen Austin Kilcoyne is a 78-year-old ex-Marine, a gun collector, and a disabled former firefighter. Because his house had been robbed of money and guns last December, he kept a pistol hidden in his house. At about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, Kilcoyne heard a noise and investigated. He found […]

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coal-to-liquid technologies, pioneered almost 80 years ago, have the potential to free America from its dependence on foreign oil

The promise of synthetic fuel: coal-to-liquid technologies, pioneered almost 80 years ago, have the potential to free America from its dependence on foreign oil Dennis Behreandt On September 19, a B-52 bomber lined up for takeoff on Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base. That, in and of itself, was unremarkable. B-52 bombers have been […]

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“Get US out! Of the United Nations”

Utah Get US out! Campaign; citizen activists and legislators work together to send a message to Congress: “Get US out! Of the United Nations” Warren Mass How do you educate 104 state legislators? Patiently, persistently, and enthusiastically–if the experience of Get US out! of the United Nations activists in Utah is any indication. Using this […]

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new government programs mean expanded federal powers and increased dependence on government

Expanding federal power: the real lessons of Hurricane Katrina: new government programs mean expanded federal powers and increased dependence on government Steven Yates Hurricane Katrina was in many ways a disaster of nearly unprecedented proportions for the United States. To be sure, we have suffered disasters before. San Francisco was heavily damaged by an earthquake […]

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the stark contrast between ancient Sparta and Athens makes abundantly clear that cultural achievement occurs only where men are free

Freedom in Sparta and Athens: the stark contrast between ancient Sparta and Athens makes abundantly clear that cultural achievement occurs only where men are free Dennis Behreandt In 480 B.C., the Persian army under the great king Xerxes marched on Greece. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Persian invaders numbered more than two million […]

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to understand why Mao triumphed, it is necessary to look beyond the battlefields in China to the fateful decisions emanating from Yalta and Washington

How China became communist: to understand why Mao triumphed, it is necessary to look beyond the battlefields in China to the fateful decisions emanating from Yalta and Washington John F. McManus [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The People’s Republic of China has become a formidable player on the world stage. It threatens the United States both economically and […]

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Support grows for English as official language

Support grows for English as official language John F. McManus “The voters in Arizona are sick and tired of the federal government doing nothing on immigration.” Arizona State Representative Kyrsten Sinema explained why voters in her state approved a constitutional amendment making English Arizona’s official language. COPYRIGHT 2006 American Opinion Publishing, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale, […]

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Should U.S. recruit non-citizens?

Should U.S. recruit non-citizens? As the Roman Empire went into terminal decline, and fewer Roman citizens enlisted to fight the endless imperial wars, Roman rulers turned increasingly to the services of foreign mercenaries–ultimately, with disastrous results. Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, has urged Washington to emulate that self-destructive policy. […]

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Trotsky’s Ghost in the White House?

Trotsky’s Ghost in the White House? For several years, various publications and commentators (including THE NEW AMERICAN) have noted the rise of a faction called “neoconservatives,” whose most prominent spokesmen and theoreticians are disciples of Soviet founding father Leon Trotsky. Trotsky created the Red Army and preached a doctrine of “permanent revolution” before being assassinated […]

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Whom do we elect? Constitutionalist Americans who want to fix the nation’s ills through the presidency are fighting on the wrong battlefront. The proper place is in our own congressional districts

Whom do we elect? Constitutionalist Americans who want to fix the nation’s ills through the presidency are fighting on the wrong battlefront. The proper place is in our own congressional districts Gary Benoit On June 14, George W. Bush recalled the accomplishments of a former president of the United States. “As chief executive, he showed […]