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American Crazy Quilt: Posse Comitatus

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #39 Still ON TARGET: September 26, 2000 The history of Posse Comitatus goes back into America's English past. Under King...

George W. Bush, Meet ‘Twelve O’Clock High’

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #38 Still ON TARGET: September 15, 2000 OK, Beltway Republicans, stop crying in your beer over the poll numbers. Go...

Worrywarts, Black Helicopters and Trust

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #37 Still ON TARGET: September 12, 2000 Do the worrywarts overstate the case? Do the folks in the bars and...

To Alter and Abolish—Secession Movements on the Move

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #36 Still ON TARGET: September 05, 2000 "Whenever a government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of...

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...

Christmas Past—Christmas Present

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #34 Still ON TARGET: Christmas 2000 Americans have a Christmas legacy. I know for a fact this legacy lives today...

Simple Gifts: Saints and Strangers

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #32 Still ON TARGET: November 20, 2001 There is a Quaker song I have loved since I first heard it...

Shiva, Destroyer of Worlds vs. The Stewards of the Darby

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #31 Still ON TARGET: August 18,  2000 It is called by many names, including sustained development, eminent domain, ecosystem management,...

Bragging About Cherry Picking

American Gumbo with Diane Alden I get a kick out of the business punditry and most politicians who defend and tout the new trade agreements...

The Naivete and Arrogance of Compelling Democracy

American Gumbo with Diane Alden Bringing democracy and Kentucky Fried Chicken to people who neither want it or know what to do with it when...

A Costly Grace

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #30 Still ON TARGET: August 12,  2000 Since the selection of Senator Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., as running mate for Al...

Republicans are Bad, But Democrats are Worse

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #29 Still ON TARGET: August 04,  2000 The reason I will vote for Republicans this fall is because the alternative...

A Run for the Border

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #28 Still ON TARGET: July 30, 2000 Every year 900,000 legal immigrants are allowed into the United States. Many of them...

Shameless Compromisers

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #27 Still ON TARGET: July 20, 2000 Not long ago liberal journalist Anthony Lewis asked, "Does Clinton want to be remembered...

Conspiracy of Dunces

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #26 Still ON TARGET: July 12, 2000 Part 2 It is difficult to think of Bill Clinton as part of the elite,...

Pratt House Conspiracy or Just Power Hungry Elites?

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #25 Still ON TARGET: July 06, 2000 Part 1 Remember back in high school there was always that certain group of kids...

‘Braveheart’ Catholics and the New World Order

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #24 Still ON TARGET: June 28, 2000 They say you shouldn't discuss religion or politics. Since when have I ever run...

'Braveheart' Catholics and the New World Order

by Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #24 Still ON TARGET: June 28, 2000 They say you shouldn't discuss religion or politics. Since when have I ever run...

Sons of the Middle Border: Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton

Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #24 Still ON TARGET: June 20, 2000 I don't usually watch PBS, but it was showing an excellent biography on Ronald...

Fire Storm in the West

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #24 Still ON TARGET: June 14, 2000 When I was a kid the West was a mystical place to me. A...

Have You Heard the Latest Buzz Re a Jeb Bush/Rubio Ticket?

Political Humor, Wit, and Sarcasm from TML Senior Editor, Diane Alden Writing in her Facebook blog this morning, Diane Alden pontificates: Fox and Friends ... Have...

Moms With Guns

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #23 Still ON TARGET: June 2, 2000 In the mailbox the other day was a fat envelope filled with lots of...

Conservatives Must Unite Behind The Bill of Rights

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #22 Still ON TARGET: May 24, 2000 Every time I hear a TV or news-magazine pundit pontificate on the "rule of...

The Feudal States of America

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #21 Still ON TARGET: May 9, 2000 The recent passage of H.R. 701 by the Congress of the United States is...

Stand and Deliver Dangerous Minds: America the Dumb

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years #20 Still ON TARGET: May 9, 2000 The man is unbelievable, shameless, beyond name-calling or common sense. Who else? William Jefferson...

Monster Media, Monster Government: How to Fight Back

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years No. 19  (originally published May 1, 2000; still a vital read!) Media mergers continue to be in the news. These...

Common Thread: Wounded Knee, Waco, Little Havana

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years, No. 18 What do these three places have in common? As historical events Wounded Knee, Waco, and Little Havana share...

Alden: Arms and “The Man”

By Diane Alden Play It Again Sam! (moving toward a police state - a blunt reminder from June 1998) No longer does the...

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Regulatory State

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years, No. 17 The federal government was given few, limited and enumerated powers. The Constitution grants the federal government powers over...

Israel, Jordan and the United States

By Diane Alden The NewsMax Years, No. 17 "And when you see Jerusalem compassed about with an army, then you know that the desolation thereof is...