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A recent essay in another online journal tells a heartwarming story from Kansas City that involves tiny houses. For those of you who do not know what a “tiny house” is, it is simply a house that is...
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"The East is another name for the West"—Sufi proverb In Memory of Stephen J. Masty T.E. Lawrence When, in happier days, she was inscrutable "Arabia," and felix the plucky cognomen-ex-virtute honoring a mythological lineage...

Many of NATO's anxious Eastern European members are hoping that the United States pledges permanent American boots on the ground during the Alliance's upcoming summit in Warsaw, Poland. The Eastern European' anxiety is...
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Next year we are to bring all the soldiers home For lack of money, and it is all right. Places they guarded, or kept orderly, Must guard themselves, and keep themselves orderly. We want the money for...

“The Republican Party, which achieved its greatest vigor in this century during the presidential terms of Ronald Reagan, now seems in the sere and yellow leaf.” – Russell...
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Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, In a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone. I had come down the chimney, with presents to give and to see just who in this home did live. As I...
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Editor's Note: The following letter by Major Sullivan Ballou of the 2nd Rhode Island regiment was written on July 14, 1861, a week before he was mortally wounded in the First Battle of Bull Run. My Very Dear Wife: Indications are...

The United States in Congress assembled after giving the most honorable testimony to the merits of the federal Armies, and presenting them with the thanks of their Country for their long, eminent, and faithful services, having thought proper by...

President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell speech to the nation in a television broadcast on January 17, 1961. The full text is below. —The Editor My fellow Americans: Three days from now, after half...
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Dugway Proving Ground, UT Like an emerald dropped by Sinbad's roc into the Valley of the Serpents, Camp James Wilkinson, amidst the sand, sparkled from the red sun that was setting in Nevada across...
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It was once observed, long ago, that “opinion governs the world.” And while that may be overstating things, it is true that the West’s opinion...

Unfurling the Colorful Rags Though I consider myself rather patriotic—especially to the West of Socrates and Augustine and to the America of Washington and Jefferson—I have often found public liturgies, such as Memorial Day, distasteful. There’s too...

Lone Survivor, the new film recounting an ill-fated search and rescue attempt in Afghanistan, has a tragic connection with my school, St. John's College in Annapolis. Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, the Navy SEAL who led...

This year will mark the 240th anniversary of the First Continental Congress. Granted, it's not the 250th anniversary, but it's still important to commemorate. As I have no idea if God will give me another decade...