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Innocents Abroad – Observations of Mark Twain

American Minute with Bill Federer "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" was his first popular story, written while in San Francisco in 1865. In 1866,...

The iPad for poor people has arrived, here is our review

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The iPad for poor people has arrived, here is our review

Turducken brisket short loin ham meatloaf meatball corned beef drumstick chicken ball tip. Pork loin ribeye strip steak shank tenderloin ham hock, boudin drumstick...

“The safest road to Hell is the gradual one…” C. S. Lewis

American Minute with Bill Federer His death went unnoticed, as he died the same day John F. Kennedy was shot. His books are some of the...

"The safest road to Hell is the gradual one…" C. S. Lewis

American Minute with Bill Federer His death went unnoticed, as he died the same day John F. Kennedy was shot. His books are some of the...

The Macy's Parade and Obamacare

BY ALAN CARUBA The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is an extraordinary logistical achievement when you consider how many bands are involved, how long it must...

The Macy’s Parade and Obamacare

BY ALAN CARUBA The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is an extraordinary logistical achievement when you consider how many bands are involved, how long it must...

The miserable fate of the Lycians…a strong centralized government

American Minute with Bill Federer Following the hated Stamp Act of 1765, the British committed the Boston Massacre in 1770, firing into a crowd, killing...

Schadenfreude

BY ALAN CARUBA On Thanksgiving 2013, it may seem that the nation has little to be thankful for, but if you pull back from the...

Tom Jefferson and Tom Turkey?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP 1.) “Whereas it becomes us humbly to approach the throne of Almighty God, with gratitude and praise, for the wonders which his...

Chaim Weizmann, the United Nations and Israel

American Minute with Bill Federer During World War I, Britain was ineffective manufacturing explosives, until a breakthrough in synthesizing acetone was made by Jewish chemist...

The Broken Nutcracker Ornament

BY T.F. STERN I thought I'd share a Christmas story with you. It requires a bit of historical background to put it in perspective. Starting out...

She Lost Her Health Plan, But Won’t Take a Government Handout

CRYSTAL GOODREMOTE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Like millions of other Americans, Charlene Hopkins, a 52-year-old working mother from Washington, will lose her health care plan because of...

Cicero: Duty and Honor, Neglect and Shame

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Cicero Indeed, no part of life, whether in public or in private affairs, abroad or at home, in your personal...

Sitting With a Giant

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1,  Part 2, & Part 3) Here’s a story which I find both interesting and inspirational. It is about a French economist...

Plymouth and the Defamation of Christian Character

BY ANDRÉ FRENCH I am simply disgusted. Hi atop Cole’s Hill, overlooking Plymouth Harbor, stands an enormous bronze statue of Massasoit, the chief of the Wampanoag...

The Prospect of World War Three

BY ALAN CARUBA Let me begin by saying that the deal the U.S. struck with Iran on November 24 is so criminally stupid that mobs...

‘Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Review’ on the Irony of Speech Codes

SUSAN KRUTH, THEFIRE.ORG Last week on the Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review blog, William Derek Green wrote to review trends in universities’...

High Court Takes Up HHS Employer Abortion Mandate

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, D.C.—Today, the United States Supreme Court agreed to take up two cases involving challenges to the Obamacare Health and Human...

Teacher Training Falls Short

LIBERTY ALERTS, EDUCATION REPORTER The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has issued a report on more than 1,100 teacher preparation programs in the nation....