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The Character of Washington and Lincoln

BY GARY S. SMITH, INSTITUTE FOR FAITH & FREEDOM In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and in light of the scathing attacks...

Do you make it easy for others to rely on you?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP you see how I grow upon your goodness: but it is so frank that one cannot but grow on it. I do...

Grant’s Tomb—Dedicated April 27, 1897

Grant’s Tomb—Dedicated April 27, 1897. Schofield, on Grant. ————— THE subject of this volume being limited to events of which I have had personal knowledge, and it...

Commentary: A Self-Made Merchant to His Son

Commentary A turn of the Twentieth Century editor—in the manner of a letter from a businessman to his son—offers advice to students just entering college. College...

Identity Politics: Fool Us Twice, Shame on Us

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN The root cause of the major issues that are devastating America is Obama; an out growth of who he is...

Jim Bludso, of the Prairie Queen

Jim Bludso, Of the Prairie Belle. (Pike County Ballads.) ————— WALL, no! I can’t tell whar he lives, Because he don’t live, you see: Leastways, he’s got out of...

The Prospect for Freedom: Can the U.S. Sustain Its Experiment in Self-Government?

LIBERTY LETTERS OS GUINNESS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract In establishing a free republic, the Founders had to tackle three major tasks. The first task was winning freedom—the objective...

Sticks and Stones: A Failure of Investigative Journalism

BY IZZY KALMAN "Love criticism. It will bring you to your highest level." — Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson "The road to hell is paved with good...

Chris Clancy: Pop Tarts and Potato Chips

BY CHRIS CLANCY Before the emergence of the welfare state, some help was available for those in need – real need. It was provided voluntarily...

Conservatives Must Not Seek All Low Info Voters

LLOYD MARCUS, PROUD UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN It sticks in my craw that Conservatives/Republicans are leaning toward, in essence, becoming immoral, stupid and un-American to win Low-Information-Voters....

How Happy Should I Then Be!—John Adams

They Were Believers, John Adams Oh! that I could wear out of my mind every mean and base affectation; conquer my natural pride and self-conceit;...

But a Cheat and a Dream—Herman Melville

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Herman Melville Any philosophy that, being in operation contradictory to the ways of the world, tends to produce a character...

The 50th Anniversary of A Clockwork Orange

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III Novelist Martin Amis marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of A Clockwork Orange in this week’s New York Times...

Recognizing God’s Hand In Our Daily Blessings

A Way of Life, Elder D. Todd Christofferson In reality, there aren’t many things in a day that are totally without significance. Even the mundane...

Foundations of Freedom

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, Kenneth W. Sollitt, 1960 Two youngsters from London were enjoying a holiday in the country. They romped and played...

Weekly Story: Border Justice

Democratic Thinker, Weekly Story T.A. McNeal—early Kansas newspaper man—relates a story of early day Medicine Lodge, Kansas. A Border Justice. ————— WHEN the town of Medicine Lodge had...

Weekly Story: If You Don’t Stand Up For Yourself, How Can You Stand Up For Others?

Democratic Thinker, Weekly Story Abraham Lincoln left home in 1831 to work in New Salem, Illinois. The brag of Denton Offutt, his employer, that young...

Weekly Story: The Two Dogs

Democratic Thinker, Weekly Story An ancient philosopher illustrates the common human weakness of befriending others.   Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy...

William Wirt: Address at Rutgers College—Education

Democratic Thinker, American Thought In 1830, William Wirt—late retired as U.S. Attorney General—delivers a speech before a group of students at Rutgers College. The...

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America’s Useful Idiots

BY ALLEN WEST “Useful idiots” is a phrase attributed to Vladimir Lenin, who supposedly used it to describe communist sympathizers in Western Civilization. It is a...

Romanian Churches Request Full Court Review

LIBERTY COUNSEL CHICAGO, IL -- Liberty Counsel filed an en banc petition requesting that the entire panel of judges review the case after a three-judge panel of...

Liberty Counsel Rebuts Fake News About Paycheck Protection Program

LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FL -- Online news sources and blogs are republishing unsourced and fabricated fake news regarding Liberty Counsel in an article about nonprofit...

ALLEN WEST: Lyndon Johnson’s Failed ‘Great Society’

— THE REAL Problem Plaguing the Blacks Today Video was first posted at CNSNews.com. Used with the permission of the author. Lt. Col. Allen B. West is...