If you want to know how the American ‘miracle’ came to happen, start with 18th-century preacher Jonathan Mayhew, in the book ‘Father of Liberty.’
Separation of powers, checks and balances, and a strong, independent judiciary are what keep the United States from devolving into failed democracies of the past.
In the second lecture of Hillsdale College’s free online Constitution 101 course, Professor West analyzes America’s founding principles as spelled out in the Declaration of Independence.
Steven Pinker oversimplifies the Enlightenment by claiming it pits reason against faith. In fact, the Enlightenment sprung from Christian ideas of nature.
Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations does its best to form a synthesis out of Steve Bannon’s nationalism and George W. Bush’s foreign policy.
The readily observable fact that we no longer think politically in terms of unalienable rights is a perfect measure of how much we have abandoned the Founders’ vision.
It will take more than walls and jobs to ‘make America great again.’ We need to return to the philosophies that undergirded the American founding.
From John Adams to JFK, we’ve had plenty of dishonest presidents who waged war with the media. The press shouldn’t pretend Trump is an anomaly.
‘The fact is that John Adams and Benjamin Franklin have nothing in common with Oscar Lopez Rivera. . . He is only free because of his celebrity friends who have the president’s ear.’
Donald Trump’s anti-intellectual populism shows why Republicans shouldn’t try to be the party of the regular guys against the eggheads.
This elder sister of 13 children and mother to five had a direct influence on the American Revolution and resulting U.S. Constitution.
Besides Barbara Bush, only Abigail Adams has been both the wife and mother of American presidents.
You read that right. The star of the hit musical ‘Hamilton’ is not its eponymous character, but his frenemy.
In 2016, let’s resolve to learn the difference between disagreement and force.
‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ echoes John and Abigail Adams’s accusations that Alexander Hamilton was a serial adulterer. He wasn’t.
There have always been American immigrants, and there have always been very public conversations in America about immigration. Let’s engage that conversation for America’s benefit.
Say goodbye to the current pace of continued improvements to our lives from the Internet revolution if new federal regulations go into effect.
There are four major problems with justifying the violence in Ferguson by reference to the Boston Tea Party and the Stamp Act Riots, either in moral terms or in terms of effectiveness.
The dispute between John Adams and Edmund Burke can illuminate today’s differences between American and European conservatives.
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