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Sunday Book Review: The Founders’ Second Amendment

Posted by: Phineas on March 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The right to carry a weapon and the efforts to restrict that right, the latter euphemistically called “gun control,” have been much in the news lately. In the wake of horrific mass-killings at an elementary school and a movie theater, the liberal left in America (and other people genuinely appalled at what […]

 

Sunday Book Review: “The Communist,” a biography of Barack Obama’s mentor

Posted by: Phineas on December 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Mentors matter. For better or worse, there are people who, in our formative years, influence the way we see the world and how we act to shape it in our adult life. And if the mentored individual becomes a powerful person –President of the United States, for example– then the mentor’s influence […]

 

Sunday Book Review: “Did Muhammad Exist?”

Posted by: Phineas on July 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas On the surface, this seems a bit of a silly question. According to the accepted story, Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was born in 570 AD and set in motion events of global significance in, as one writer puts it, “the full light of History.” We know when he lived and when […]

 

Sunday Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents from Wilson to Obama

Posted by: Phineas on March 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas How do we evaluate our presidents? What criteria do we use to say which are great and which are bad? If you’ve grown up in the postwar American school system, that question has been answered for you. The great presidents (1) are those who were “leaders,” who saw the Constitution as a […]

 

Sunday Book Review: “The Candy Bombers”

Posted by: Phineas on March 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Call it the first battle of the Cold War. For much of 1948, the world worried that another global conflict, “World War III,” was about to break out. Over the preceding years since the end of World War II, the Soviets under Stalin had clenched an iron fist around the throats of […]

 

A video guide to those evil Republicans

Posted by: Phineas on December 16, 2011 at 1:41 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas In this latest installment of Firewall, Bill Whittle shows how it is that Republicans, whose party favors limited government and free markets, and was founded in opposition to slavery, can yet be the party of greed, fascism, and racism. The answer is simple: because the Democrats say so. Bill’s longer answer, however, […]

 

Red-Meat Monday: the truth about the Democratic Party and civil rights

Posted by: Phineas on November 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’ve written before about the dirty history of the Democratic Party when it comes to race and civil rights (1), a history that’s largely been swept under the rug as the Party pretends to have always been a virtuous fighter for civil rights and the welcoming home for African-American voters. Below is […]

 

Sunday Book Review: Injustice — exposing the racial agenda of the Obama Justice Department

Posted by: Phineas on November 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Fundamental to the American system of self-government is trust on the part of the public that votes will be counted fairly, elections will be run fairly, and the laws protecting our right to vote will be applied equally to all. Absent that trust, the system cannot stand: a citizen’s vote will be […]

 

Sunday Book Review: FDR’s Folly

Posted by: Phineas on September 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas   Many years ago, when I was doing my undergraduate degree in History, I read “The Historian’s Craft,” by the great French historian Marc Bloch. One lesson he taught that’s stuck with me all these years is that “objective” history is a myth; the historian, by declaring what is significant through his […]

 

Sunday Book Review: The Perils of Peace

Posted by: Phineas on September 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As the years go by, I more and more realize just how poorly History is taught in our schools, both at the secondary and the the collegiate level. As a case in point, take the end of the American Revolution. How many of us still believe what we were taught, that the […]