Category Archive: exposé

“I Like Ike” (less): A New Review of General Dwight Eisenhower’s Military Career

General Dwight David Eisenhower is best remembered as the military leader who led allied forces in Europe to victory in World War II. According to Pulitzer-Prize winning historian T. Harry Williams, the popular view of General Eisenhower’s military career was as, “the friendly, folksy, easy going soldier who reflects the ideals of a democratic and …

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The Enemy Is Us

Your government is on red alert: between 2006 and 2014, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), an agency of the Department of Agriculture, spent nearly $4.8 million to purchase shotguns, propane cannons, liquid explosives, pyro supplies, drones, thermal imaging cameras, and more. APHIS describes itself as “a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission …

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Book Review: Middle East Mischief — Israel and Iran

Treacherous Alliances: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States by Trita Parsi Yale University Press, 2007 HB; 361 pages; $28.00 Any book which receives plaudits ranging from the Arab Washingtonian 1 (“one of its kind in providing in-depth understanding and information”) to the Jewish Chronicle 2 (“a valuable and perhaps long overdue …

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“No Eunuch Ever Wrote a Book”

“No Eunuch Ever Wrote a Book.” That was the late novelist Taylor Caldwell’s take on her phenomenally successful career, but she is no longer a well-known name among avid fiction readers. Then again, who hears much about Irving Wallace or even John Dos Passos these days? Among fiction writers who hold the all time record of …

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1988 USA Today Op/Ed: “Iron Triangle” Rules Washington

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President Reagan has correctly updated and refined the way Washington works” an “Iron Triangle”  of power and money interests perpetuate a big government run with red ink. He derided the coalition of left-wing congressman, special interest groups, and liberal elements of the media this week as usurpers of our democratic institutions. The Iron Triangle formula once included …

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Are terrorists seeping through our porous border?

Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has observed: “A very dangerous trend [began] a few years ago when the Iranian Quds force, an external terrorist group supported by the country of Iran, was planning an operation to use the southern border. A southern border is now on the advertising list for …

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Illegal alien crime and violence: we’re all victims

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At first glance, the statistics are jolting. According to the United Nations, about 97 percent of the illegal immigrants who enter the U.S. clandestinely do so across the almost 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico, but only 20 percent of those who cross the border illegally are caught.[1] The New York Times reports that about 4.5 …

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Opening the Steele File (2009)

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The late pundit Sam Francis regularly referred to the Republicans as “The Stupid Party,” and the Democrats as “The Evil Party.” The GOP has surpassed its stupid-is-as-stupid-does strategies by electing Michael Steele its chairman. Steele has no proven skills as a businessman or as a political operative, nor is he the kind of populist conservative …

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Goldwater vs. Goldwater vs. Arpaio

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The Goldwater Institute, an Arizona public policy research organization whose mission is devoted to reducing the size, scope, and cost of government, now has Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s  job on its agenda. The popular personality—“America’s Toughest Sheriff” (as he likes to be called)—is known nationwide for his tough and innovative policies that deter illegal immigration. …

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An Introduction to the $outhern Poverty Law Center

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In 1971, the Southern Poverty Law Center was incorporated by Alabama lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin as a tax-exempt, charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code—making all contributions to SPLC tax deductible. According to its website, the Southern Poverty Law Center claims to be a watchdog over “hate groups and racial extremists throughout the …

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