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In the 1600s, self-exiled English established the first two European settlements in the New World: Jamestown and Plymouth. One thrived on growing tobacco from ill-gotten Spanish seeds. The other thrived on the freedom to practice their religion. These two seemingly contradicting ideas—religious fervor and capitalism—are foundational to America. Pre-dating, well, our founding. These two currents […]

I recently published two stories about outspoken, committed socialists: one, an active member of the Industrial Workers of the World running for U.S. Senate and the other a self-described Marxist college professor leading a movement urging the federal government to regulate the Internet. While the facts I cited were undisputed, the left nonetheless reacted with […]

White House insiders confidently predict that President Obama will soon issue an executive order that will grant deferred action to up to 5 million illegal aliens. Here are four major, indisputable reasons why Obama’s callous, politically motivated move would irreparably harm Americans.First, 5 million previously unemployable aliens would instantly receive work authorization.  With their work […]

Making Sense by Michael ReaganThe Rev. Al Sharpton is getting the right kind of grief. This time it’s not from conservatives for being a race hustler who exploits every white-on-black killing to raise money for his civil rights group National Action Network or to boost his miserable ratings on MSNBC. This time Sharpton is being criticized by […]

Exclusive Excerpt from “An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood” by Tom Purcell Even on the hottest nights of the summer, my father knew how to make our house ice cold. We lived in a modest two-story home typical of the ’60s and ’70s — red brick on the bottom, white aluminum […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Are you ready for long waits, bare store shelves and higher prices? According to “Business Insider,” the trucking industry has a shortage of 30,000 drivers. The American Trucking Association expects the shortage to skyrocket to 239,000 by 2022. The larger trucking firms expect to lose 91 percent of their drivers each […]

The more people learn about Common Core, the more they learn they don’t like it. Support for Common Core standards is now at an all-time low, according to a new poll highlighted in U.S. News and World Report which stated, “One year ago, two-thirds of those surveyed said they hadn’t heard of the standards. Now, […]

Did you ever have a week in which you had an impossible amount of work to complete, yet somehow got it done? Likewise, did you ever have a week in which you knew your workload would be light, so you made grand plans to complete a personal project — and ended up loafing and getting […]

Independent’s Eye by Joe Gandelman Shortly after he angrily denounced the obscene beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by a member of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a smiling President Barack Obama was photographed playing golf. And so it started — just like clockwork. Obama’s not really working… He’s ignoring the country’s […]

Raging Moderate by Will Durst Knew he shouldn’t. Couldn’t help himself. I’m talking about the beaming leer in Rick Perry’s mug shot. Or to be more precise, his smug shot. In the photo released by the Austin Police Department, the Texas Governor grins like a Cheshire Cat who just cleaned out the canary department of […]