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Cronkite better before he was anchorman

Monday, July 27th, 2009

The recent passing of CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite was the occasion for considerable media navel gazing, most of which either waxed nostalgic or sought to channel his luster. (more…)

Ceding power to Congress: priceless

Friday, July 24th, 2009

When I pick up the morning newspaper these days I am often reminded of that old Chinese proverb “may you live in interesting times”.  (more…)

New polls: “Obamacare” is not inevitable!

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

We should all hope and pray that Karl Rove is right in his opinion piece today in the Wall Street Journal (“Obama Care in Trouble”). (more…)

When kindness is against the law

Monday, July 20th, 2009

[T]he fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.- St. Paul (more…)

Our language controls our political thought

Monday, July 13th, 2009

“Modern English . . . is full of bad habits which spread by imitation . . . If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly (more…)

Are voters finally turning against the Obama power grab?

Friday, July 10th, 2009

We all know that common sense is in short supply these days. I blame in large part the insidious cancer of political correctness — a scourge (more…)

The meaning of American independence

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The national holiday we celebrate today is more often referred to as the Fourth of July than Independence Day (more…)

Liberty’s the answer, year-round

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

It’s not hard to love Independence Day. There are fireworks, picnics, baseball games, and a long weekend. What’s more, the air is filled (more…)

On July 4, a sense of place

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

(Denver Post, July 5) In lieu of fireworks, a cannon boomed at sunrise and sunset over Lewis and Clark’s campsite on a Missouri River tributary in present-day Kansas on July 4, 1804. They drank a toast and named the place Independence Creek. It was the first-ever Fourth of July celebration west of the Mississippi, writes Stephen Ambrose in Undaunted Courage. This weekend, 233 years after the Declaration of Independence claimed for Americans our “separate and equal station… among the powers of the earth,” the Colorado map abounds with reminders of the nation’s heroes (more…)

‘Axis of Evil’ outfoxes Uncle Sam

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

(Boston) While the world watched the fraudulent Iranian elections, by chance I found myself here in the historic capital of American election fraud. (more…)

Is this the best we can do?

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Much is being made of the Dick Cheney vs. Barack Obama “debate” now going on in the media over national security. (more…)

Immigration: The next wave

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Much has been written lately on global demographic trends. The disparity in birthrates between traditional Europeans and Muslim (more…)

Too cute by half

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

George W. Bush had his share of flaws as president, but one of his abiding strengths was his clarity on the most important issues of the day. (more…)

‘Suicide of West’ imminent?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

National Review listed James Burnham’s “Suicide of the West” as one of the top 10 books that nudged America toward political conservatism (more…)

Against all enemies

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Slated on Backbone Radio, Apr. 26

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The oath so many Americans have sworn, “to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” has a quaint and outmoded ring to it in this new age of Obama the Apologist, Obama the Meek. Who believes in enemies any more? We do, here at Backbone Radio. Sorry, all you dreamy pacifists out there. It’s still a dangerous world, (more…)

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