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Reagan And Trump: American Nationalists

January 20, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Reagan And Trump: American Nationalists

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Since World War II, the two men who have most terrified this city by winning the presidency are Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. And they have much in common. Both came out of the popular culture, Reagan out of Hollywood, Trump out of a successful reality TV show. Both possessed the gifts of showmen — extraordinarily valuable political assets in a television age that deals cruelly with the uncharismatic. Both became instruments of insurgencies out to overthrow the establishment of the party whose nomination they were seeking. Reagan emerged as the champion of the postwar conservatism that had captured the Republican Party with Barry Goldwater’s nomination in 1964. His victory in 1980 came at the apogee…Continue Reading

Our Not-So-Elite Elites

January 19, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Our Not-So-Elite Elites

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK It is a comment that you hear all the time from exasperated parents trying to figure out how they will ever pay the cost of sending their children to college: “This is crazy. How can anyone afford these skyrocketing college costs? Colleges are going to price themselves out of the market.” To date, this frustration has not lead to a significant drop in college applications. Most parents, especially those who are the first in their family to attend college, continue to see a college education as the necessary path toward respectability and a decent job. They find it hard to recommend that their children learn a trade instead, even when they hear stories about small business…Continue Reading

Why Left Opposes Sessions: He’s Right; They’re Wrong

January 18, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Why Left Opposes Sessions: He’s Right; They’re Wrong

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor-in-chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate distributes his column. All rights reserved.) + + + Richard Allen, President Ronald Reagan’s first national security adviser, once wrote an essay for Human Events describing a visit he made to Reagan’s California home in 1977. Allen went there, he wrote, to ask Reagan to support his campaign for governor of New Jersey. He and the future president ended up talking about foreign policy. “I’d like to tell you of my theory of the Cold War,” Reagan told Allen. “Some people think that I am simplistic, but there is a fundamental difference between being simplistic and having simple answers to complex questions.” “So,” Reagan…Continue Reading

As Conference Begins . . . New Courage Director Pleased By Reception Of Its Message For Chastity

January 17, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on As Conference Begins . . . New Courage Director Pleased By Reception Of Its Message For Chastity

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The director of an international ministry to Catholics who want to follow Church teaching on same-sex attractions has been “very pleasantly surprised by . . . what a welcome reception we get to the message that we bring,” despite secular culture’s goal to define homosexual activity as normal. Fr. Philip Bochanski, the new executive director of Courage International (couragerc.org), headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., spoke with The Wanderer shortly before the organization’s three-day “Truth and Love Conference 2017” began here at St. Paul’s Church. Bochanski said about 250 people including clergy and lay professionals were expected to attend the international gathering from January 9 through 11 on providing pastoral care. A brochure described the conference as…Continue Reading

Of Cabbages And Kings

January 16, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Of Cabbages And Kings

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing wax — Of cabbages — and kings.” What do you think Hillary’s old mentor Saul Alinsky would say about the influence-peddling and money-grubbing couple Bill and Hillary turned out to be? Don’t you wish you could ask the crowds that applauded wildly and squealed with delight when Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura announced their intentions to run for public office, to explain to us what they were thinking? We can see now that being a glib amateur, professing to apply common sense to the mess made by professional politicians, isn’t enough. And aren’t you a bit…Continue Reading

Make America Great Again… It’s A Mission, Not Just A Slogan

January 15, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Make America Great Again… It’s A Mission, Not Just A Slogan

  By REY FLORES This week, like it or not, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. For the record, I am very happy about this. There are, however, a large number of malcontent elitists, from those who live in mansions in Beverly Hills and Hollywood to the high-rollers who dwell in the penthouses of New York City and the pricey real estate in Washington, D.C., who are beside themselves. There is nothing worse than the hypocrisy of “limousine liberals” who like to imagine that they are “down with the people,” but in reality they are completely out of touch with the real Americans who help pay for their expensive…Continue Reading

John McCain Embarrasses Himself . . . Trump Wins Big After “Fake News” Media Attack Backfires Badly

January 14, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on John McCain Embarrasses Himself . . . Trump Wins Big After “Fake News” Media Attack Backfires Badly

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — When the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, many U.S. conservatives were skeptical that its end had arrived. Was the sight of the apparently crumbling empire an intentional deception, to put the Western world off guard? Had the aggressive atheist power center really fallen to its own decay? Or was this a Moscow ruse to make Washington relax its vigilance so the Soviet bear could pounce? The term “Potemkin village,” after all, came from the creation of massive fakery by 18th-century Russian military man Prince Grigory Potemkin to deceive the viewer. But as the old 20th century was replaced by the new 21st, the situation actually appeared to be improving in Russia, the heart of the…Continue Reading

Iran Nuclear Deal — Alive Or Dead?

January 13, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Iran Nuclear Deal — Alive Or Dead?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Though every Republican in Congress voted against the Iran nuclear deal, “Tearing it up…is not going to happen,” says Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Hopefully, the chairman speaks for the president-elect. During the campaign, Donald Trump indicated as much, saying that, though the U.S. got jobbed in the negotiations — “We have a horrible contract, but we do have a contract” — he might not walk away. To Trump, a deal’s a deal, even a bad one. And we did get taken. In 2007 and 2011, all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies assured us, “with high confidence,” that Iran did not have an atomic bomb program. Yet our folks forked over $50 billion…Continue Reading

It’s Not Just The Four Cardinals Who Need An Answer

January 12, 2017 Frontpage 8 Comments
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By JOSEPH MATT It seems another prelate has abandoned his post. In an interview on January 8, Gerhard Cardinal Mueller, prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, rejected making any correction of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia, effectively joining some of his fellow German cardinals in a slight to Cardinal Burke and his three colleagues. The very title of the congregation which this cardinal heads implies the importance of the office and its crucial role — especially as it relates to the current situation with the four cardinals and the dubia. Cardinal Mueller’s words in this interview are a critical blow to the current dubia situation. What is the relevance of such a congregation if it cannot offer…Continue Reading

Who Is Betsy DeVos?

January 12, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Who Is Betsy DeVos?

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK It was almost 50 years ago, but I can still remember how exasperated an editor of one of my books became when I argued that Richard Nixon must be doing something right because of the left-wingers in the media and the academy who were aligned against him. My editor insisted that American conservatives who made that case were too willing to overlook Nixon’s failings, setting back the conservative cause in the process. It was a sound argument. But I felt then, and continue to feel the same way today, that the nature of a person’s enemies is not irrelevant. That thought came to mind as I listened to the teacher union leaders fulminating against Donald Trump’s…Continue Reading