Op-ed/Reviews

Talk about self-evident patriotism! In Tom Pauken’s latest, Bringing America Home, here is a writer who’s heart and mind unabashedly rings out ‘God! Family! Country!’ from cover to cover.

When it comes to the totality of our lives, Americans (and all Westerners) are culturally Hebrew, Greek, and Roman. We owe our intellectual inheritance to Athens, our religious attitude to Jerusalem, and our legal, administrative, and political acumen to Rome. In his new book, Why We're All Romans, historian Carl J. Richard, argues that the complex composition of Westerners depends on Rome and the influence of its empire for our diversity.

Because of failure to heed the limitations of the U.S. Constitution, which has produced runaway federal spending, our nation sits on the precipice of disaster.

A graduating senior at Hunter College High School in New York gave a speech that brought a standing ovation from his teachers and got his picture in the New York Times.  I hope it doesn't go to his head, because what he said was so illogical that it was an indictment of the mush that is being taught at even our elite educational institutions.

Ralph ReilandDemocrats in Congress, frightened by what voters are likely to do in November, have been given their marching orders by the Obama administration.

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