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  • Who is Saeed Abedini?

    Pastor Saeed Abedini is a United States citizen from Boise, Idaho, who has been imprisoned for 223 days in Iran for “crimes against the Islamic Republic,” meaning sharing his Christian faith. Despite internal bleeding and other untreated injuries caused by months of beatings and torture, he is refused medical care … More

    Margaret Thatcher Made Great Leaps, Avoided Compromise

    The life of the late Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, offers many interesting and instructive examples of statesmanship. Not only for what the Iron Lady did, but what she did not do—her ability to resist the prevailing winds of peer pressure and public opinion in favor … More

    Defense Budget Priorities: Opting for American Decline

    Last week North Korea successfully launched an Unha-3 rocket, thereby demonstrating an alarming capability to target U.S. territory with ballistic missiles. China is rapidly expanding its fleets and arsenals in an unprecedented military build-up, while intimidating other countries in East Asia—including U.S. allies. The Middle East is a conflagration of … More

    Defining Socialism

    For those who failed to recognize the ideological stakes of the recent election, Merriam-Webster Dictionary has revealed that many Americans were well aware of the confrontation between the ideas of capitalism and socialism. The terms “socialism” and “capitalism” received more searches on Merriam-Webster’s popular online dictionary than any other terms … More

    Could Hurricane Sandy Affect the 2012 Election?

    The unusual question was asked to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: “Would the President have the power to adjust Election Day?” Within hours, online forums and TV pundits began citing precedent for postponing elections, most notably the New York City mayoral election just after 9/11—a municipal election that, legally, … More

    Eisenhower, Goldwater, and Reagan on GOP Foreign Policy

    In an election year dominated by worries about jobs and the economy, it’s easy to forget that the president’s major constitutional concern is supposed to be handling foreign policy. But over the next four years, we can count on events overseas that will demand a response. How did previous nominees … More

    Progressive Privilege: Divide and Conquer by Race

    The United States today may be the most color-blind society in history. We’re a country that is led by a black President and has legal guarantees of equal rights for all. Racist groups are almost non-existent and are more likely to invite ridicule than attract recruits. Yet many who ought … More

    War of 1812 Showed Importance of Maintaining Military Strength

    This week 200 years ago, Congress passed and President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain, then the world’s most powerful nation. Our young country had already fought three wars since adopting the Constitution in 1788, yet this marked Congress’s first such declaration, and the highly controversial … More

    Is Flag Day Passé?

    When humankind has enjoyed the blessings of liberty to any degree for any substantial length of time, it has been made possible by a nation-state that is properly defined and enforced, with its sovereignty respected. Of course, all nations are not established equally, and the United States is exceptional among … More

    The Culmination of Reagan’s Foreign Policy: “Tear Down This Wall!”

    Twenty-five years ago today, President Ronald Reagan stood in West Berlin on a temporarily erected platform. The gray buildings of Soviet-dominated East Berlin were visible through the Brandenburg Gate behind the podium. Standing inches away from the tangible manifestation of the Iron Curtain, Reagan faced the crowd of West Berliners … More