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Much has been written recently about what passes for American "conservatism" and its relationship to the events of the past presidential campaign and the presidency of Donald Trump. The Spring 2017 issue of the “conservative review,” Modern Age, arrived in my mail box recently, and the issue is titled, “Conservatism in the Year of Trump.”... Read More
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Perhaps I am not the only viewer who finds that Fox News, the “conservative network,” has become somewhat schizophrenic. I can watch a bit of “Hannity” late in the evening, or a few minutes of “Fox & Friends” earlier when I arise in the morning, and the panelists and hosts offer convincing evidence of one... Read More
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The recent Trump “tape revelation” capturing his off-the-record locker room talk (as the inspector in the film Casablanca said, “Shocking! Just shocking!”), followed a few days later by the appearance, like some magical mushrooms that had been mysteriously hiding in the dark for thirty years, of a handful of women charging Trump with sexual advances,... Read More
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The Latest GOP Establishment Strategem
If you follow the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, as I have tried to do without constant accompanying headaches and serious stomach upset, you will have seen or heard the latest installment(s) of what has become a unhinged food fight, involving all three of the remaining candidates, as well as various GOP "gray eminences" standing in... Read More
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I never cease to marvel at the seemingly invincible ignorance of Establishment figures about what is actually going on in this nation, in the lives of regular families and with working folks. Perhaps it is an unwillingness on the part of these kleptocrats who govern the country to recognize reality, or perhaps they simply don't... Read More
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Wilhelm Furtwängler in Nazi Germany
This past November 30, 2015, was the sixty-first anniversary of the death of German musician Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954). Despite controversy surrounding his decision to remain in Germany during World War II, he is recognized globally today as one of the greatest musical masters of the twentieth century. From 1922 to 1945, and again after 1950,... Read More
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Donald Trump vs. the Neocon/Mainstream Elites
Donald Trump, in his face-off with Fox News and the Murdoch media empire and his decision not to participate in the last Fox debate, threw down the gauntlet. Open warfare had been brewing on a slow burn for some time, but with the last Republican debate fiasco, guns are drawn and the OK Corral is... Read More
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Recently, I was asked by a friend who likes Ted Cruz, why I support Donald Trump and not the Texas senator among the Republican candidates running for president. In partial response to that question, let me set down briefly my thoughts. I think it is important to begin with a review of some essential history,... Read More
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The “response” by South Carolina Governor, Nikki Haley, to the Obama State of the Union address, was a prime example of what I would call the “Demopublican” Establishment at work to attack and discredit the candidate they fear the most in this year’s electoral cycle: Donald Trump. Of course, the presidential address before Congress and... Read More
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Donald Trump and the Counterrevolution
It is fascinating and instructive to the see the reactions of the media elites and GOP establishment at every campaign grenade launched by Donald Trump. It seems each week “the Donald” catches them off guard, launches a projectile that hits its mark, and then doubles down and watches those talking heads like the condescending Charles... Read More
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Back on August 13, nationally-syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan released a fascinating essay titled, “GOP Elites Call for Purge of Trump.” In his column he described the frenzied efforts of the national “conservative” establishment, including the pompous George Will, Michael Gerson, Peggy Noonan, Charles Krauthammer, and various GOP-brain trusters on Fox and in Washington, DC-based think... Read More
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The Battle Flag and the Attack on Western Culture
Too much misinformation has been generated recently about Confederate flags and monuments. A great amount of it floating about on the Internet is as palatable and useful as what my neighbor cleans up out of his horse paddock each week---although what my neighbor cleans out actually has a better and less pungent odor about it... Read More
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The Attack of the Orcs
Occasionally I will read articles on the ostensibly conservative web site, Townhall.com. Indeed, my good friend Jack Kerwick has published some fine pieces there. Recently, Paul Gottfried forwarded on to me an essay written by a Neoconservative Republican operative, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, “The Confederate Flag is Anti-American,” and I wanted to make a... Read More
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Back on Tuesday, May 5, Rush Limbaugh spent nearly a half hour of his syndicated radio program dissecting the actions of Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s decision to indict six Baltimore policemen, whom she charged with the death of Freddie Gray. Many observers acknowledged the racial aspect of her indictment. One visible fact stood out.... Read More
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Back in 1990 in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Museum of the Confederacy's lecture series, the late Professor Ludwell Johnson, author and professor of history at William and Mary College, presented a fascinating lecture titled, “The Lincoln Puzzle: Searching for the Real Honest Abe.” Commenting on the assassination of Lincoln now 150 years ago,... Read More
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A Conservative Analysis
Anyone who has followed the ongoing crisis in Eastern Europe and Ukraine knows the very hostile view that the establishment news media and Washington political class have of President Vladimir Putin of Russia and his policies. In the halls of Congress and in the mainstream press—almost every night on Fox News—serious charges are proffered against... Read More
Portrait of Nathaniel Macon, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Back in 1975 the Warren County [N.C.] Historical Association initiated a comprehensive project to study the life and legacy of Nathaniel Macon. As a part of this project, both archaeological and architectural studies of his old Buck Spring plantation, near the Roanoke River, were commissioned. Working with the professional staff of the North Carolina Division... Read More
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Buchanan, Churchill and the “Necessary” Book
Back in 2008 Patrick J. Buchanan published his volume Churchill, Hitler, and The Unnecessary War. Although it was reviewed and discussed at the time, perhaps because it dealt with world history on such a vast, scholarly scale, or because the subject matter seemed to be more the province of academic specialists (which Buchanan isn’t), it... Read More
PastClassics
The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
While other top brass played press agents for the administration’s war, William Odom told the truth about Iraq—though few listened.
What Was John McCain's True Wartime Record in Vietnam?