• Tom Ridge – Rebecca Costa

    Tom Ridge – Rebecca Costa

    Thomas Joseph Ridge served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, the 43rd Governor of Pennsylvania, and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. His most notable government role was his position as the first US Secretary of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005 that was created…

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  • The Over-Hyped NFL “Crisis”: What’s New?

    The Over-Hyped NFL “Crisis”: What’s New?

    The hyper-publicized NFL scandal, focusing on familial failings of some of the gridiron's most celebrated stars, provides prophets of doom and decline with one more sign of America's imminent collapse. According to these observations, today's churlish and brutal professional athletes contrast unfavorably with the clean-cut, patriotic sports heroes of prior…

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  • Guest Blog by Ezra Klinghoffer

    A note from Michael Medved: Since my own Bar Mitzvah in October of 1961, I've attended scores of these coming of age occasions for 13-year-old jewish boys. In most cases, the young man delivers a few remarks about the significance of this milestone, but I've never heard or read Bar…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson from David Wilezol: Livy Book 30, Chapter 30 “nusquam minus quam in bello eventus respondent” Nowhere are our calculations more frequently upset than in war. Brought to you by

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  • ‘Not Islamic’?

    President Obama declared in his recent address to the nation that “ISIL is not Islamic.” But how does he know? On what basis did the president of the United States declare the a group of Muslims that calls itself “Islamic State” “not Islamic”? Has he studied Islam and Islamic history…

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  • Scottish Independence, GOP Hopes and Fear Trumping Faith

    Scottish Independence, GOP Hopes and Fear Trumping Faith

    This column originally appeared at on September 16, 2014. — This Thursday's vote on Scottish independence, with its see-saw polling, sharply divided electorate and unpredictable outcome, in many ways mirrors the upcoming Congressional elections in the United States. In fact, Republicans hoping to take control of the US Senate…

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  • John Dean – Rebecca Costa

    John Dean – Rebecca Costa

    John Wesley Dean III served as the White House President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973. He was involved in the Watergate Burglaries and then the Watergate scandal cover-up. He pleaded guilty to one felony account in exchange for being a key witness for the prosecution. After Watergate,…

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    Since her disastrous showing in the Iowa caucuses six years ago, Hillary Clinton has stayed away from the Hawkeye State—until a recent visit viewed by many as the unofficial kickoff of her new presidential campaign. Speaking to more than 5,000 at a “Steak Fry” in Indianola, the former Secretary of…

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