Dana Perino: And the Good News Is ... Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

And the Good News Is ... Lessons and Advice from the Bright SideRegardless of your political leaning, it’s probably fair to say that the Bush 43 administration had both some positives and negatives for the United States, and depending on your politics that list goes one way […]

Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

Killers of the KingThe king is dead…long live the king

Killing a king is serious business – even the most dedicated to their cause must undoubtedly feel a moment of trepidation before the deed is done and fear for what may come after. In 1649 several dozen Englishmen […]

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: A World of Oil

The Moral Case for Fossil FuelsMost of us have probably been pretty happy about the relatively low gas prices we’ve been enjoying since late last year. Not surprisingly, however, environmentalists driving to the latest Keystone pipeline protest aren’t quite as joyful. Lower gas prices generally mean increased consumption […]

Prisoners of Fear

The Train to Crystal CityIt’s not new to note that some of the greatest misery to occur during war is generally visited upon civilians. Those caught in the path of the maelstrom suffer and die much like soldiers, but with no glory. Names are lost and only […]

Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed

Please Stop Helping Us - How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed

The Deliberate Underclass

For several decades Black Americans by multiple measures – including literacy levels, employment and incarceration rates – out achieved their White peers. You would be forgiven if you thought that […]

Review of Dr. Ben Carson’s ‘One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future’

One NationThe gentleman’s guide to change

Dr. Ben Carson has very quickly climbed the ranks of prospective Republican presidential candidates thanks to some obvious strengths: he’s relatively young, eloquent, polite, passionate and generally conservative. Frustratingly for Republicans, Carson has repeatedly and publicly declined any offers to run […]

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

Enduring Courage“There is no failure except in no longer trying,” once wrote American philosopher Elbert Hubbard. Though pithy it perhaps most accurately captures what was once the American ethos – an upstart nation populated by upstarts, millions united by a common cause to prove to the world […]

Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror

civilian_warriorsDepending on whom you talk to, the first contractors in history to armies were either mercenaries or prostitutes. In our more refined age we can still find ladies of the evening providing their support but mercenaries have been replaced with what have been dubbed “private military contractors”, […]

Taking Down the Lion: The Triumphant Rise and Tragic Fall of Tyco’s Dennis Kozlowski

The_Man_Who_Would_Be_KingThe man who would be king

Back in 1941 science fiction writer Robert Heinlein wrote in Logic of Empire, “You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity”. As defenses of behavior go it is not the most compelling. If the prosecution of former […]

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