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What Gave Us Joy In 2020

We also decided to consider what amid this strange and stressful year brought us joy, sometimes unexpectedly. Enjoy, and happy new year!

Today Is The 400th Anniversary Of The Pilgrims’ Plymouth Rock Landing. Read De Tocqueville’s Enduring Insights Here

‘Here is a stone which the feet of a few outcasts pressed for an instant, and this stone becomes famous; it is treasured by a great nation.’

Pilgrims, Totalitarians, And Babies: A Conversation With Hillsdale College’s Larry Arnn

In a wide-ranging conversation, Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn discusses the importance of 1620, the despotic ideology of The New York Times, and the importance of families.

Daniel Webster: America Rests Upon Gratitude For Our Government Of And For The People

‘When, from the long distance of a hundred years, they shall look back upon us, they shall know, at least, that we possessed…gratitude for what our ancestors have done for our happiness.’

The Woman Who Made Thanksgiving A National Holiday Pleads Her Case

‘We have long endeavored to secure the celebration of this great festival upon the same day in every American State and Territory, so that it might be a National Holiday.’

Here’s What Amy Wax Really Said About Immigration

Here’s the transcript of what University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax said at the National Conservatism Conference on July 15, 2019.

Radio: Reforming Welfare, Health Care, And Drug Policy At The State Level

“We have about 41 million Americans who are on food stamps right now. Half of that is able-bodied adults and most of whom are not working.”

Podcast: Here’s What Happens Everyday At The Texas-Mexico Border

Senior Correspondent John Davidson reports from the Rio Grand Valley in Southeast Texas. He interview Border Patrol agents and humanitarian aid workers.

Good News From Heaven The Angels Sing

This song is written as ‘a Christmas carol for children,’ from the venerable Martin Luther, dated 1535. It is based on the Bible’s account of Christ’s birth in Luke 2:1-18.

John Henry Newman On ‘Good Tidings Of Great Joy To All People’

Cardinal John Henry Newman is known for his voluminous literary works and contributions to theology, religious reform, and education. Here we present one of his Christmas sermons

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1863 ‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day’ has been turned into a carol popular at Christmastide. He wrote it on Christmas Day.

The Federalist’s Notable Books of 2017

If you’re looking for something new to read over the holidays and into the new year, The Federalist’s staff and contributors have lots of great suggestions.

Podcast: Why Evangelical Christians Voted For Donald Trump

Is Donald Trump a man of faith? Why did so many American religious leaders support him throughout 2016?

The Biggest Issues Facing Our Navy And Military Strategy Across The Seas

Bryan McGrath, an expert specializing in naval and national security issues, joins Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the biggest issues facing the U.S. Navy.

Donald Trump Is Right: BuzzFeed Is A ‘Pile Of Garbage’

During his first formal press conference as President-elect, Donald Trump called BuzzFeed a ‘piece of garbage.’ He’s right.

Top 20 Most-Read Articles On The Federalist In 2016

What did droves of people come to The Federalist to read in 2016? Take a look, and see if you missed any of these.

The Federalist’s Notable Books Of 2016

We’re going to tell you what some of The Federalist’s contributors read this year and why, confident that there’s a little something here for everyone.

Abraham Lincoln’s Original Thanksgiving Proclamation Is Perfect

‘I recommend to [the American people]…that they do…fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it…’

Should You Just ‘Get The Epidural’? Maybe

A recent New York Times article insists women should just get an epidural during childbirth and stop being so judgy. But really, childbirth is like the rest of parenting: you never know what will happen even if you plan.

Should Companies Offer Employees Time Off To Find Themselves?

The women of The Federalist discuss a new book, “Meternity,” that argues women should get extended time off paid work without having to give birth first.