America Needs Its Sing-Along Song Back

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"God Bless America" was written by Irving Berlin in 1918, and revived in 1938 with war looming, and made famous by Kate Smith, whose 1938 radio rendition was a national hit. (See if you...

How the Tea Party Replaced National Review as the Intellectual Standard Bearer for Conservatism

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In March 2011 I suggested that the Tea Party had become the intellectual antidote to the Left, which was never really that difficult. But it was not so much to tweak the Left that I wrote that as to serve notice...

The Doctrine of Liberty, The Original Republican Brand, Will Donald Trump Restore it?

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Will he want to? Does he even know it exists? Well now he does, and now Donald Trump knows that the Doctrine of Liberty is that tiny little bug, buried deep in the American soul...

L’Etat c’est Moi, the Rise of a Genuine Royal Class in America

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First Bill Clinton, then Obama and now another Clinton. A dynasty of royals, not a regular political dynasty, mind you, but genuinely royals-of-the-mind, is now in launch mode in American politics....all premised on that singular comment...

We Need a Ben Franklin in America’s Board Room, and Newt’s the Man

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Ben Franklin was 70 when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, and 81 when the Constitution was signed in 1787. He signed both. So, he was the original Ben Franklin in America's first...

“Heaven for Climate, Hell for Society”, Hal Holbrook

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  You'd have to watch a lot of Hal Holbrook's presentations to find the one quoted in the title. But I heard off an old LP from 40 years ago, and he was comparing the differences between the North and the South at the time...