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Emancipation and the Cuban Slave Trade — American Minute

When a market for African slaves shall no longer be furnished in Cuba ... Christianity and civilization may gradually penetrate the existing gloom.

Seeing the Big Picture Is Child’s Play — Steven Horwitz

When I was younger I thought airplanes were the coolest thing ever. In that way only kids (especially boys) can, I learned everything about the major commercial jets in the early 80s and was particularly fascinated by airline schedules and the hub-and-spoke system developing around that time. Most of that fascination was vicarious, since I think I flew maybe four or five times before I was 18.

Blagojevich Considered Appointing Himself To Senate

Rod Blagojevich tried to sell President Obama’s U.S. Senate seat but he also considered appointing himself in a worst-case scenario if he didn’t get the right bribe.

Obama, Emanuel At Center Of Blagojevich Trial

President Obama and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, were mentioned repeatedly in the corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday, even as the White House desperately tries to put distance between the commander-in-chief and the monstrous political scandal.

Blagojevich Considered Oprah For Senator

With the confident demeanor of a rock star, disgraced Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich strutted into a Chicago federal courthouse for the fifth week of his corruption trial. Sporting a stylish navy blue suit and proudly displaying his trademark brown locks, the dethroned politician winked and waved at onlookers much like a Hollywood celebrity would do to adoring fans.

White House Interferes with New York Times Investigation of Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from Hunter College High School regarding a White House effort to deny New York Times education reporter Sharon Otterman access to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s brother Irving, who currently teaches at the New York school.

Economics In Christian Perspective — Phyllis Schlafly

The authors believe that promoting economic growth is a moral imperative for Christians because long-term growth is the primary engine of job and income expansion that lifts people out of poverty and affords them the dignity of providing for their families. Drawing on economic research as well as Scripture, the authors show how markets can create wealthier and freer societies, while also inculcating moral virtues such as responsibility, self-reliance, gratitude and generosity. -- Phyllis Schlafly

A Bad Future For Everyone — Alan Caruba

Every so often it’s a good idea to take stock of the threats facing the modern world. Any student of history will know that this analysis is going to be grim. Take a deep breath and read this for a few minutes. After that, you may need a stiff drink!

The Old Girls Club — Alan Caruba

I would be more depressed regarding the nomination of Elena Kagan to be a Supreme Court Justice were it not for George W. Bush’s nomination of Harriet Myers. That caused such a firestorm of rebuke that she withdrew herself from consideration. The same should be done for the ideologue that Obama has nominated, but it won’t.

Reaping the Whirlwind of Progressivism, Part I — William L. Anderson

Look at the legacy of Progressivism. From numerous wars (to promote “democracy” abroad) to the current depression, we see the imprint of government intervention. - William L. Anderson

Men Have Forgotten God — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

More than half a century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: "Men have forgotten God: That's why this all happened." - Solzhenitsyn

Trampling God Under Foot

For the things that which some men esteem to be of great worth, both to body and soul, others set at naught and trample under their feet. Yea, even the God of Israel do men trample under their feet. I say trample under their feet but I would speak in other words — they set him at naught, and hearken not to the voice of his counsels. - American Scripture Daily

Byrd, Blago, and Barack — Alan Caruba

By Alan Caruba The long history of the nation is filled with examples of stupid and greedy politicians. The very profession seems to ...

History of the French Huguenots in Florida — American Minute

Bill Federer presents a brief history of the French Huguenots in Florida in today's American Minute.

Force the House to Vote on Repealing ObamaCare!

Rep. King has taken that further step to keep the pressure on Congress to repeal ObamaCare by introducing a “discharge petition,” otherwise known as a “Motion to Discharge a Committee from the Consideration of a resolution.” If 218 members of the House can be persuaded to sign this petition, then King’s bill “To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” H.R. 4972, would bypass any committee action or House leadership vetoes and be sent to the House floor for a vote. - JBS.org Freedom Campaign

Senate Hearings Begin on Radical Anti-gun Pick for Supreme Court

Kagan doesn't have a record of judicial opinions, but her views on the Second Amendment are no mystery, and it isn't in defense of the Second Amendment. Contact your Senators and urge them to oppose Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court. - Gun Owners of America

Take Action — Oppose Kagan Now!

The Senate Judiciary Committee has begun holding hearings on President Obama's second Supreme Court nominee, former Harvard Law School Dean and current Solicitor General (SG) Elena Kagan, so it's important that you call and email your Senators and encourage them to take a stand and to ask tough questions of this Leftist nominee!

Is Gun Ownership a Fundamental Right? — T.F. Stern

There are many among us who lack a testimony of the Gospel and the information which links America inseparably with our Creator. Having a knowledge and understanding of “rights” elevates the importance of those rights. Unfortunately, there are many in positions of great power and influence who not only disagree with the source of our inalienable rights, they would strip individuals of those rights in favor of unbridled government control.

Training Teachers to Promote ‘Social Justice’

Mary Grabar says, there wasn't much educating, but plenty of brainwashing in such leftist concepts as "social justice" went on at the National Council for the Social Studies conference in Atlanta last November. - Education Reporter

Oh Happy Graduate! — Alan Caruba

The unemployment rate is around 20 percent for 19-24 year old Americans - but big government sure is bloating. Not the best of times for college graduates. Alan Caruba dishes out a few pointers on finding a job.