American History & Presidents

Victory Japan Tilford

In early August, members of the Witherspoon Society, a “progressive” religious advocacy group affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA, attended the “Ghost Ranch Week of Peace” in rural New Mexico. Ghost Ranch participants generally are anti-war and anti-military, support the … Continue reading

Boris and the Devils

Earlier in the week I wrote an article on the contributions of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, who died on Monday at the age of 76. I noted that among his most significant achievements was his ability to keep the … Continue reading

Freedom Stagnation

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Washington Times on March 21, 2007. In its recently released Freedom in the World 2007 survey, Freedom House coins a new term for these troubled times: “freedom stagnation.” On every continent, … Continue reading

America’s “Berlin Wall?”

I tend to avoid the immigration debate, which, for various reasons that agitate some of my conservative friends, does not get me riled up. Nonetheless, in the context of this debate, the Mexican leadership continues to make an outrageous analogy, … Continue reading

A Series of Miracles

On October 3, 1789 George Washington signed the first Thanksgiving Proclamation of the newly constituted American Republic. He called upon the American people to enjoy “a day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts … Continue reading

Victory Lessons

Editor’s note: The below remarks were made at a symposium about college and university based think tanks sponsored by The Atlas Economic Research Foundation titled “Preserving the Roots of American Liberty: Pursuing Excellence Through Academic Centers.” The symposium was held at … Continue reading

Stuck in the Sixties

The 1960s was nirvana for American liberalism. From the day John F. Kennedy inspired a new generation of Americans to the time that newest of the new generations, my generation now entering our sixties, rebelled against the war in Vietnam, … Continue reading