My Articles

June 3, 2019, 4:23 PM EDT
Bradensburg, Maryland "Peace Cross" (Screenshot) Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator.
January 18, 2019, 11:20 AM EST
I saw them again a few weeks ago, the first time in a while. My wife and I were driving by. They stood outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in Pittsburgh. “Look,” I said to my wife, “those are the so-called ‘escorts.’ They lead young women into the abortion clinic. Look at their smiles as they do their job.”
December 7, 2018, 10:01 AM EST
The final words of President George H. W. Bush tell us a lot about the kind of man he was, and especially the kind of father he was.
August 16, 2018, 3:35 PM EDT
George Cahill volunteered to fight in World War II at the earliest possible age: 17-and-a-half. Both parents signed off, and he headed to gunnery school in Las Vegas.
April 18, 2018, 11:59 AM EDT
Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died 200 years ago, October 28, 1818; the other was Barbara Bush, who died yesterday, April 17, 2018. Mrs. Bush was 92 years old.
December 6, 2017, 11:09 AM EST
This past week marked the anniversary of the death of Fidel Castro, our hemisphere’s worst dictator for a half century. When we remember Castro’s death, we should remember him for just that: death.
May 26, 2017, 4:19 PM EDT
Any veteran of World War II can tell you stories. But for Frank E. Bryer, his story—one he could never forget—was a terrible one.
January 16, 2017, 11:18 AM EST
America's fundamental transformation did not occur in economics, government, or foreign policy.
December 15, 2016, 3:12 PM EST
The failure is massive, but it isn't surprising.
May 25, 2016, 5:16 PM EDT
Seven brothers in World War II must be the record, right? No.
January 8, 2016, 9:30 AM EST
Another “Holiday Season” is behind us. And every such season, the purge of religion in our public schools just gets worse. In fact, the season now serves to remind us of one thing for certain: the God-purgers are on an unyielding secular crusade that gets more self-righteous every year.
November 11, 2015, 2:18 PM EST
“Just existing became what was important.”
November 9, 2015, 2:33 PM EST
A long-touted motion picture on prominent Hollywood screenwriter and communist Dalton Trumbo debuted in theaters over the weekend. I will see the film, but first I’d like to share some background on Trumbo. I do so not as a film critic but as a historian of the Cold War and communism, including the Hollywood front for which Trumbo was extremely active.
October 6, 2015, 3:41 PM EDT
Pope Francis has returned to Rome after a historic trip to the United States. It was a fascinating endeavor. There have been many papal visits to America in my lifetime—in fact, nearly all have been in my lifetime, the first occurring in 1965, the year before I was born. None of these, however, were so heavily marked by political-ideological battle lines among liberals and conservatives. Really, those lines have been drawn boldly on the left, with liberals eagerly claiming this pope as one of them, and many conservatives granting that concession.
September 24, 2015, 2:45 PM EDT
While papal visits to the United States are increasingly common, what is uncommon is to see political-ideological battle lines drawn around a pope. The tendency this time is especially acute among liberals, who eagerly frame Francis as one of them—a categorization Francis has resisted. “I’m sure that I haven’t said anything more than what’s written in the social doctrine of the Church,” he said as his plane approached U.S. soil.
September 17, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT
When I write about Margaret Sanger’s May 1926 speech to the women’s chapter of the KKK in Silverlake, New Jersey—as I did again recently—liberals get upset. They accuse me of distortion and even making up the whole thing. Many of them cannot find it within themselves to condemn this sordid moment. One writer in the Huffington Post, who was highly unimpressed with, went so far as to assert that the KKK “was almost a mainstream group then, if still clandestine.”
August 21, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT
Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached “race improvement” and denounced what she called “human weeds.”
May 28, 2015, 2:43 PM EDT
People’s World is the flagship publication of Communist Party USA. It’s the successor to the Soviet-funded and directed Daily Worker. If you want the pulse of American communism, which, sadly, is not dead, visit the website of People’s World.