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A Digital Library

August 31, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on A Digital Library

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK J.M. of Wikieup, Ariz., writes to suggest that “parents might get some insight into their children’s academic environment by delving into their required summer reading lists.” It is a point well taken. We cannot assume any longer that teachers will use these lists to introduce our children to the classics and uplifting modern literature. There is a new breed of teacher, committed to waging the culture wars and the sexual revolution in their classes. There is no reason to assume that your children’s teachers will not be in that category. J.M calls our attention to “an interesting article in The Imaginative Conservative ( The article notes that a survey shows high school seniors read on average…Continue Reading

Back To School

August 30, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Back To School

By REY FLORES If you think this is going to be one of those whimsical, feel-good “back-to-school’ columns recalling days gone by when little Junior brought an apple to Miss Crabtree on the first day of school, you are sorely mistaken. I will instead take this opportunity to point out just how dumbed-down Americans have become in everything from reading and spelling, to math and science. We won’t even get into how uninformed, unaware, and deliberately misinformed many Catholics have become in the postconciliar era. That is a column all in and of itself. For several decades now, the average American student has become nothing more than another falling number, a failing statistic, in the monstrosity known as the American…Continue Reading

Where Is Hopalong Cassidy Now That We Need Him?

August 29, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Where Is Hopalong Cassidy Now That We Need Him?

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I see few counterparts of Hopalong Cassidy, Flash Gordon, and Nancy Drew these days. They have been replaced by pot-smoking “dudes,” sleep-around women, and homosexual super heroes. The world of rock music is worse. It seems as if modern rock stars go out of their way to project an image that is the antithesis of the clean-cut matinee idols of the past. What else can be the purpose of the bizarre hairstyles, tattoos, body-piercings, and open allusions to their dissolute lifestyles than an assault on traditional values? Most of them make Elvis look like a choir boy. The heroes of old were All-American boys, wholesome women, brave and courteous, self-effacing, devoted to God and country. They…Continue Reading

Trump’s Phoenix Talk . . . Brings A History Lesson To Radicals Who Think They Can Rewrite It

August 28, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Trump’s Phoenix Talk . . . Brings A History Lesson To Radicals Who Think They Can Rewrite It

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — There could have been more significance than the White House realized when Donald Trump spoke here as he made his first appearances in the West since his election as president. Still under media opprobrium over baseless, opportunistic accusations that he’s a “white nationalist” or supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, Trump spoke in one of the halls at the vast Phoenix Convention Center on August 22, about four miles north of South Mountain High School, an educational center with a large black enrollment whose mascot used to be The Rebels. Neither Trump nor the traveling White House made any reference to or showed any awareness of the South Mountain Rebels. Current leftist attempts to rewrite…Continue Reading

Bishops: Only Whites Can Be Racists

August 27, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Bishops: Only Whites Can Be Racists

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Some 30 years ago, Mrs. Alice du Pont Mills invited me to visit her in her expansive Virginia horse farm — several thousand acres of it — about an hour west of Washington. At the time, I was staff director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, and Mrs. Mills told me that she was very concerned about the situation in Central America, where Communist-inspired revolutionaries were creating chaos in several countries at the time. Mrs. Mills was also an avid horsewoman. Since I had grown up around horses myself, I was glad to take the drive out into the country. In our conversation, it quickly became clear that Mrs. Mills was not…Continue Reading

Is Trump’s Agenda Being Eclipsed?

August 26, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Is Trump’s Agenda Being Eclipsed?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “I have not become the King’s First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire,” said Winston Churchill to cheers at the Lord Mayor’s luncheon in London in November 1942. True to his word, the great man did not begin the liquidation. When his countrymen threw him out in July 1945, that role fell to Clement Attlee, who began the liquidation. Churchill, during his second premiership from 1951-1955, would continue the process, as would his successor, Harold Macmillan, until the greatest empire the world had ever seen had vanished. While its demise was inevitable, the death of the empire was hastened and made more humiliating by the wars into which Churchill had…Continue Reading

The Truth Held Hostage

August 25, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Truth Held Hostage

By JOSEPH MATT We are reaching a flashpoint or tipping point in this country when it comes to honest public debate or dialogue about any topic that involves politics, religion, or the moral direction of our country. As the influence of those unwilling or unable to address the truth in these matters reaches a majority, the survival of our republic comes into question. Every totalitarian tyrant, dictator, and despot has known that if you can control the media and dictate your own “truth,” you control the citizenry. The truth today is being held hostage by the media elite, the provocateurs of thought control, the willing participants of its citizenry and the puppet masters of the progressive left who are all…Continue Reading

Rush Vs. “Mac”

August 24, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Rush Vs. “Mac”

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I am a great admirer of Rush Limbaugh, and have been since I first heard his program on WABC in New York City in the 1980s. I can’t think of anyone who has done a better job of communicating an informed brand of conservatism to the American people. There have been commentators more erudite and scholarly, to be sure. Joseph Sobran and Victor Davis Hanson come to mind. But no one else has been as effective in communicating with the masses, not even William F. Buckley. That said, there is one thing I have noticed about Rush that might be considered a chink in his armor: He does not fare well in a direct give-and-take with…Continue Reading

Thanks To Media Advice… Democrats Debate How To Win While Insisting On Losing Strategy

August 23, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Thanks To Media Advice… Democrats Debate How To Win While Insisting On Losing Strategy

By DEXTER DUGGAN The long newspaper story about the abortion issue and Republican Party followed the dominant media’s script: an unfriendly view of “Christian conservatives,” “hard-line abortion language,” “unyielding opposition to abortion,” “can’t build a political majority,” “being intolerant,” “radical religious right,” “not real voting strength.” “That battle is now lost.” As so very usual, the blame for political problems was put on pro-lifers, not on those pushing for more latitude to end preborn infants’ lives. One political activist’s prediction in the article sounded strange, however. As time passes, he said, Republicans will move a bit away from abortion restrictions while Democrats will move a bit in favor of limits, so the two parties “will probably be in the same…Continue Reading

Rename Margaret Sanger Square In New York City

August 22, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Rename Margaret Sanger Square In New York City

By REY FLORES Twentieth-century Spanish philosopher George Santayana once wrote the aphorism: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In America 2017, there is a movement to erase the names of any historical figures deemed racist from all monuments, roads, highways, and schools. So, by the way things have gone in Charlottesville, Va., and in many other parts of our nation, it certainly looks like we are destined to repeat the past. If this is the way we are going, then I say that two can play this game. If we are going to do away with any public symbol of the Confederacy, then we must also do away with all public monuments of racism everywhere. I…Continue Reading