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The nation-state is a fact of life today. It is a necessary protection for people, in their communities, as they face dangers from foreign powers and state-less international elites. But we must remember that it is necessary to guard the guardian of our freedom, and to maintain...

What does “moderate” mean when we talk about political, cultural, or moral matters? Is it like the Aristotelian Golden Mean, the middle path between two presumed extremes?... Moderates: The Vital Center of American Politics from the Founding to Today by David S. Brown. (University of North Carolina...
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If we could dialogue with our friends and enemies in a spirit of charity we would all be much happier and, more to the point, we would all be much closer to the truth of things... I am glad to think that through all those years...

The American president was to be the hero of republican virtue. At the beginning of the new millennium, we can see only too well how mis­placed was the hope. From Cincinnatus to Caesar was a long road. From Caesar to Caligula is but a few short and...

True to principle, George Washington relinquished the power that was his for the taking. Why don’t more American children know that?... People ask why a few of us presidential junkies would like...

Abraham Lincoln was a conservative statesman on the intellectual model of Cicero. In his dignity there was no hubris; much, he knew, must be left to Providence... The Roman Republic was at the back of the minds of...
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The myth of civil service neutrality, like the myth of an unbiased press, has fostered the growth of an arrogant, self-interested governing class and structure than can and will defend its own interests... In...

How does the deep state go about its work? The intelligence and investigative arms of the regime dig up dirt, and then move it to their Fourth Estate collaborators, who enjoy First Amendment immunity to get it out...
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What William Shakespeare would think of our recent election will never be discovered by those who cite words without taking the trouble to examine them... Persons who look up to others sometimes ask what they would advise....
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That a district judge would overrule the President of the United States on a matter of border security in wartime is absurd. And only someone ignorant of history can view President Trump’s disparagement of the judge blocking his travel ban as frightening...
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By speaking out harshly against Germany, President Donald Trump has stood up for the millions of decent, hard-working, God-fearing Eastern Europeans who have borne the burden of inhuman poverty for too long... American liberals pose as advocates...
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With America’s political elite sitting behind him, President Trump accused them of enriching “foreign industry,” not ours, of subsidizing other countries’ armies but neglecting our own, of defending other nation’s borders while leaving America’s borders unprotected...

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our...

We pray Thee O God of might, wisdom, and justice! Through whom authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment decreed, assist with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President...