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John McManus makes the case for withdrawing from NATO in NATO, A Subsidiary of the United Nations

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Christopher Manion looks at the lure of "free federal money" in Is Education A Social Issue?

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Christopher Manion discusses the taboo of mentioning non-working men, and forced abortions in China in Race Hustlers Target Paul Ryan & Michelle's Forbidden Questions

March 21, 2014
Robert Hale looks at the campaign to have politically-correct sports teams' names in Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones, but Names…

March 20, 2014
Christopher Manion questions whether the U.S. really supports democracy abroad in Spring Cleaning

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Christopher Manion examines the pervasiveness of Big Brother in America in The Leviathan Goes Rogue

March 11, 2014
Allan Brownfeld looks at the complexity of the bill-making process in Congress in Do Members Of Congress Read The Bills They Pass?

March 7, 2014
John McManus makes a compelling case to bring the troops home now in Leaving Afghanistan – Why Wait Until the End of the Year?

March 4, 2014
Christopher Manion's plan to save the Republic is outlined in The Prophet, the President, and the Pope

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Our mission is to research and study, and inform and educate leaders and the public regarding the need to preserve the underpinnings of Western Civilization, including, but not limited to science, religion, education, art, music, literature, journalism, poetry, the English language, the Latin language, and law. 
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Is College Football a Cash Cow or a White Elephant?
by Christopher Manion
April 16
, 2014

For Notre Dame


FRONT ROYAL, VA  — Fifty years ago, Father Ted Hesburgh, President of Notre Dame, launched a campaign to make the school measure up to "Ivy League" academic standards.

Alas, students did not jump for joy. They did not appreciate the underlying notion that they were being educated at a Catholic intellectual backwater in need of a makeover.

A campus folk group called the Mountain Williams (the superlative of "Hillbillies") entertained the annual folk festival with a song written for the occasion:
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NATO, A Subsidiary of the United Nations
by John F. McManus
April 10
, 2014

Appleton, WI — NATO was sold to the American people and the U.S. Congress in 1949 as an alliance needed to prevent the Soviet Union from gobbling up more nations to its West.
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What Would Republicans Do?
by Christopher Manion
April 9
, 2014

FRONT ROYAL, VA  — During the Reagan years, a story circulated about a meeting between Henry Kissinger and a newly-appointed Assistant Secretary of State.

"I have finally met a man more arrogant than I," Kissinger later told his friends.
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Hate Speech and the Internet
by Charles G. Mills
April 2
, 2014

FRONT ROYAL, VA  — The United States government is planning to abandon its role in regulating the Internet in 2015. It promises that no government or international organization will have a role in regulating the Internet after that. This lack of regulation would be welcome if the promise could be believed, but nature abhors a vacuum.
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Is Education A Social Issue?
by Christopher Manion
March 31
, 2014

FRONT ROYAL, VA  — Dr. Richard Bishirjian serves as president of Yorktown University, an outstanding online graduate school. An advocate of innovative education for years, he recently shed light on a long-standing mystery: why don't "conservatives" in Congress have more success in fighting the government education monolith?
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Harper could have helped Social Conservatives in Canada without Touching Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage
by Mark Wegierski
March 27
, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA — In some countries, the perennial dominance of one party or political orientation has led to fundamental distortions of social outlooks and political cultures. It has become clear to considerable numbers of Canadians that Canada — now dominated by various forms of liberalism and left-liberalism — is such a country.
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Race Hustlers Target Paul Ryan
by Christopher Manion
March 24
, 2014

FRONT ROYAL, VA  —It's an election year, and liberal pundits complain of listlessness, confusion, cowardice and more in their ranks.
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Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones,
but Names…

by Robert L. Hale
March 21
, 2014

MINOT, ND — "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me." That was what we said as kids in America's insensitive days.
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Spring Cleaning
by Christopher Manion
March 20
, 2014

FRONT ROYAL, VA  —From the fog of a long, hard winter, questions come stumbling out of the cold.

First: does the U.S. really support democracy?
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The Leviathan Goes Rogue
by Christopher Manion
March 12
, 2014

FRONT ROYAL, VA  —On the Sunday morning shows last week, Secretary of State John Kerry denounced Russia's "invasion" of Ukraine as a "brazen act of aggression."
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Do Members Of Congress Read The Bills They Pass —
Often Over 1,000 Pages Long?

by Allan C. Brownfeld
March 11
, 2014

GLEN COVE, NY — In mid-January, Congress rushed through a massive spending bill of 1,582 pages; the accompanying explanatory statements added another 1,278 pages. It was voted on only 44 hours after it was posted, giving members of Congress less than a minute to read each page — if they gave up a night's sleep.
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Leaving Afghanistan –
Why Wait Until the End of the Year?

by John F. McManus
March 7
, 2014

GLEN COVE, NY — American troops went into Afghanistan in 2001 after the destruction of New York's Twin Towers. Then, in 2003, U.S. forces reinvaded Iraq while the struggle in Afghanistan continued at a slower and more agonizing pace.
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The Prophet, the President, and the Pope
by Christopher Manion
March 4
, 2014

FRONT ROYAL, VA  — A critique of the president by a well-known jurist appeared recently in the American Spectator:

"A man whose self-absorption is legendary, if not pathological…
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