Category History

Pernicious Pyong-Gang

Welcome to North Korea. You’re free to come in, but not to go out. Behold the power of North Korea. A prison state with endless food shortages, huge electricity problems, starvation, poverty and forced plastic eye-lid surgery for waitresses.

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Espial Adumbrations

The British historian, Timothy Garton Ash, travelling in Poland during the time of the strikes [in the 1980s], asked the demonstrators faced off against the police what they hoped to achieve. The memorable reply: ‘Forty years of socialism, and there’s still no toilet paper!’” (p. 48) The Year that Changed the World: The Untold Story […]

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National Aeronautics and Space Anachronism

Today the last NASA space shuttle finished it’s trip to the International Space Station (ISS.) While we have not ruled out space travel for Americans all-together, the end of the shuttle missions certainly marks the end of an era. For the last 30 years NASA missions have served as one of the most expensive scientific […]

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Just Putting My Flag Out

-Ben

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Surreal Realism

The State in the Third Millennium (van Eck Publishers, 2009) by Prince Hans-Adam II, the Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, presents an interesting outline for successful government with a look back over history in search of important lessons to direct us through these uncertain times. Right now you might be thinking, “How did Ben dig up […]

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Environmentalist Green-Necks Who Cling to Their Owls and Guns

The Great Spotted Owl: A monument for environmentalism! As with the justification for most monuments, this one comes at a high price. Rewind your watches 20 years and sit on grandpa’s knee as he tells you about the great ol’ Spotty. You see, ol’ Spotty was in bad trouble — real bad trouble — the […]

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A Spoke in the Wheel

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Flabbergasting Balderdash

Richard J. Maybury’s book Whatever Happened to Justice? looks normal on the surface, indeed, well into the book. Whatever Happened to Justice? is a book written for highschoolers for them to learn about different forms of power, law, justice and some economics. He starts his book discussing the different kinds of law: common law and […]

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START Praying

While you were dreaming of a big box wrapped with a bow on top sitting under a heavily adorned tree, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) — which was signed between Obama and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev earlier this year — was ratified by the Senate. Now it’s official, we will reduce our […]

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The True Story of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. An old story about America’s founding and its principles. Thanksgiving is a holiday to remind us to give thanks to God for providing for us. The original story shows how godly men with character overcame hardships through God’s providence and founded this great nation of ours. Some people say that Thanksgiving is a secular […]

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The Economist — All the Latest Styles and Facists

The Economist tells us that they aim to, “take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.” Which side are they on? The Economist is widely accepted to be one of the best sources for international events abroad. But having read their magazines, I often […]

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A Mosque by Any Other Name…

70% of Americans oppose the Ground Zero “Muslim community center” (mosque) and for a good reason. The issues are not tolerance or religious liberty, but rather, ignoring cultural sensitivities and allowing radical anti-American ideologies to prevail. And this is only the beginning. While the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution, fortunately, preserves the right to […]

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