The New American

A biweekly news magazine of Constitutional politics in the United States. Articles include expert analysis of current events, editorial commentary, free-market economics, history, and culture. Published by the John Birch Society.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 23, November 10

50 Years and Beyond: John Birch Society CEO Art Thompson and President Jack McManus Talk about the Goals and Accomplishments of Their Organization during Its 50-Year History. and They Lay out the Framework of the Future They Foresee
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The John Birch Society, founded 50 years ago this December, recently celebrated its golden anniversary a bit early at a resort hotel located not far from its headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsin. This publication, an affiliate...
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Alinsky: A Radical Who Matters: Barack Obama Has Been Greatly Influenced by Saul Alinsky's Radical Theories of Political Organizing. What Effect Is This Likely to Have on an Obama Presidency?
Saul Alinsky, who died 36 years ago and is only dimly known today, has had a major impact on the 2008 presidential election from the grave. He is a radical who matters, whose theories of political organizing are the lifeblood of the Obama campaign,...
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As Storm Raged, Neighbors Helped Neighbors
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Tropical Storm Fay pounded Florida relentlessly last summer, striking the state multiple times from the Keys to the Northeast Atlantic coast, then traveling westward to the Panhandle. However, as is often the case after natural...
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Bedrock of the Constitution: Understanding How the Constitution Was Based on the Declaration of Independence Provides the Knowledge Needed to Defend Our God-Given Rights
Would any reasonably prudent businessman sign a proposed contract involving a large-scale venture to be conducted over many years, if the other party admitted that most of the contract's terms were undefined, that some terms were so vague as to be...
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From "Henny Penny" Morgenthau to Henry Paulson: The Circumstances of Today's $700 Billion Bailout Are Eerily Similar to Those of FDR's New Deal, and Today's Pied Pipers Are Playing the Same Bipartisan, Power-Grabbing Tune
"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury Department spokeswoman told Forbes.com concerning how the figure of $700 billion was arrived at for the financial bailout package. "We just wanted to choose a really large number." Choosing...
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Gun Beats Scissors
Running with scissors--to commit robbery--certainly proved unwise in Woodbridge, Virginia. Would-be criminals staked out a small retail establishment called Tienda Hispana Esperanza and entered the store owned by Esperanza Salazar. According to the...
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McCain & Obama's Ongoing Debate on Taxes Ignores Inflation Tax
John McCain and Barack Obama have accused each other of offering tax proposals that would hurt the middle class. On October 18, McCain said that Obama's tax plan "would convert the IRS into a giant welfare agency, redistributing massive amounts of...
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No Chiding Charlie
Journalist Charlie Reese recently opined on the Salem-News.com that "545 human beings out of 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country." According to him, those responsible...
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Parity's Poison Pill
ITEM: The New York Times for October 6 reported: "More than one-third of all Americans will soon receive better insurance coverage for mental health treatments because of a new law that, for the first time, requires equal coverage of mental and physical...
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The Panic of 2008: Thanks to Congress, the American Taxpayer Has Been Stuck with the Bill for the Bailout Plan-But That Is Only the Beginning. Where Else Could the Panic of 2008 Take Us?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] On Monday, October 13, the first business day following an eight-day market swoon that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average lose more than 2,000 points, the Bush administration announced new steps to "rescue" a global economy...
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