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Out of an abundance of caution — T.F. Stern

By T.F. Stern,   Last week Enfamil pulled all their products off the shelves coast to coast out of an abundance of caution after four...

Remembering the Amerasian in the Saigon Coffee Shop

By Carl L. Bankston III The tropical glare squats at the edge of the shade, studying arcs traced by our coffeecups in the rise and fall between...

Jiving Sugar Daddies and the Woman’s Vote

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #35 Still ON TARGET: August 28, 2000 As Professor Higgins maintained in the classic "My Fair Lady": "Why can't a...

Upon an Honest Man’s Fortune, by John Fletcher

YOU that can look through Heaven, and tell the stars, Observe their kind conjunctions, and their wars; Find out new lights, and give them where you...

Amendments—Conservative Progress Needed

Called Unto Liberty, Anthony W. Ivins, 20th Century Sermons Before you change the fundamental laws of this State or before you change the fundamental laws...

Honor the Priesthood and Use It Well

A Way of Life, Elder Richard G. Scott I wonder, brethren, how many of us seriously ponder the inestimable value of holding the Aaronic and...

Rudyard Kipling

American Minute with Bill Federer "Oh, East is East, and West is West, And never the twain shall meet, Till earth and sky stand presently,...

Putting Down the Mob, Defending Law and Order

Liberty Letters, Samuel Adams, 1766 This Town has always been very careful during the late Times of Calamity to preserve as much as possible Good...

Crete’s So-Called Democracy: Adams’ Defense, No 44

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 44 Ancient Democratical Republics: CRETE My dear Sir, THIS celebrated island, with...

Crete's So-Called Democracy: Adams' Defense, No 44

Liberty Letters, John Adams, 1786 A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, Letter 44 Ancient Democratical Republics: CRETE My dear Sir, THIS celebrated island, with...

On Hitchens, Havel, and Kim—and Totalitarianism

Paul G. Kengor, The Center for Vision and Values They say that famous people die in groups of three. I recently heard the news of the...

History Ends or Turns Again

By Carl L. Bankston III Francis Fukuyama has moved on since his 1989 book, The End of History and the Last Man.  Most recently, he...

A Bad Year for Obama’s Green Dream

MIKE BROWNFIELD, MORNING BELL For President Barack Obama, 2011 began with a bang -- a bold pronouncement that his green dream for America would bring...

Pray Always

A Way of Life, Elder David A. Bednar Principle #1. Prayer becomes more meaningful as we counsel with the Lord in all our doings (see...

U.S. Presidents and Hanukkah

American Minute with Bill Federer The first President to light the National Menorah, Jimmy Carter, speaking of hostages held by Islamic terrorists in Iran, 1979,...

Suggestions on Improving the Union by Thomas Jefferson: 1786

Liberty Letters Quote of the Day, Thomas Jefferson, 16 December 1786 Five months before the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to...

Legal Plunder Unjust: Aristotle’s Politics, Bk 3, Prt 10

Self-Educated American, Classics Library Aristotle: "Politics", Book Three, Part 10, 350 B.C.E. There is also a doubt as to what is to be the supreme power...

Plato: The Republic: Book 1

The Republic, By Plato, Written 360 B.C.E., Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Copyright: Public Domain. BOOK 1 Socrates - GLAUCON I went down yesterday to the Piraeus with Glaucon...

The New Knowledge Economy?

By Carl L. Bankston III Josef Joffe’s review (1) of Thomas Friedman & Michael Mandelbaum’s new book, That Used to Be Us, contains the following...

Amendments—Principle to Observe

Called Unto Liberty, J. Reuben Clark Jr., 20th Century Sermons It is not my belief nor is it the doctrine of my Church that the...