• The Difference Between How Conservatives, Liberals Define Patriotism

    The Difference Between How Conservatives, Liberals Define Patriotism

    A new poll by the American Culture & Faith Institute uncovered some interesting—and perhaps worrisome—trends when it comes to how Americans think they can properly support their country.

    The study found that Americans think patriotism is generally in decline, but we can’t even agree on how to define it, let alone settle on whether it’s generally a good or bad thing.

    For instance, believing that America should always come first, conservatives rated military service and protecting the American flag highly on the patriotism scale, while liberals did not. READ MORE...

  • The New York Times Left Socialism’s Role Out of Its Report on Venezuela's Devastation

    The New York Times Left Socialism’s Role Out of Its Report on Venezuela’s Devastation

    Kudos to The New York Times–yes, The New York Times–for running an excellent, detailed story on the mass starvation and economic catastrophe taking place in Venezuela.

    As the Times notes, Venezuela has the largest known oil reserves in the world, yet is going through a starvation crisis exacerbated and hidden by its own government.

    Common items like baby formula are almost unattainable for the average person and the crisis is deepening.

    Alas, missing from the Times analysis is nearly any discussion of the reality that Venezuela is a socialist country once praised by America’s liberal elite. READ MORE...

  • The French Ambassador Insulted US on Pearl Harbor Day. Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be Talking.

    The French Ambassador Insulted US on Pearl Harbor Day. Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be Talking.

    When it comes to who did the most to stop the Nazis in World War II, it would generally be best for France to remain quiet.

    Yet, in the tradition of infamous French Ambassador to the United States Citizen Genet–who had to be recalled under George Washington’s administration for meddling in American politics and generally instigating the American people–France’s modern ambassador decided to stir up a hornets nest on Pearl Harbor Day.

    Ambassador Gerard Araud said in a tweet that was quickly deleted, “In this Pearl Harbor day, we should remember that the US refused to side with France and UK to confront fascist powers in 1930s.” READ MORE...

  • It’s Time to Reduce the Power of the Federal Government Over Western Land

    It’s Time to Reduce the Power of the Federal Government Over Western Land

    President Donald Trump has taken an important step in curtailing the oversized federal footprint in the Western states.

    On Monday, Trump announced that he will substantially reduce the area of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah.

    President Barack Obama had used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to set aside 1.35 million acres of land for the Bears Ears monument in Utah at the tail end of his presidency, a decision that was hotly contested. Bears Ears was designated as a national monument by the Obama administration in 2016. READ MORE...