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. 21, October 13

AIG, the Fed, and Accelerating Socialism
America's headlong rush into full-blown socialism accelerated on September 16 with the Federal Reserve's takeover of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), one of the world's largest insurance companies. Following on the heels of the nationalization...
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Bailing out Scam Artists (Aka Fannie and Freddie)
ITEM: The New York Times for September 9 editorialized: "As an act of crisis management, the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage-finance giants, was a reasonable and reassuring move. It ensures the flow of mortgage credit...
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Biden as Backup: Although U.S. Senator Joe Biden Appears to Be a "Safe" Choice as a Running Mate for Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, He May Prove to Be Controversial on Many Fronts
The cliche might be that U.S. Senator Joe Biden "needs no introduction" to the American voting public, since he has run for president twice. But many Americans may have only the sketchiest knowledge of the Delaware senator's checkered career and why...
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Fanning the Flames in Georgia: An American Defense of Georgia Could Risk Nuclear War, Yet the Bush Administration Seems Determined to Turn This Brush Fire into a Cuban Missile Crisis-Like Stare-Down
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Occupying the territory between the Black and Caspian Seas, the rugged Caucasus Mountains, where Europe and Asia meet, is a rough neighborhood. Home to dozens of different languages belonging to three entirely separate stocks--the...
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Globalists Push Climate-Change Controls, Open Borders
"John McCain has shown far more commitment to confronting climate change than Bush has, but his teaming up with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who doubts that climate change is man-made, should raise worries," say Michael A. Levi and Scott G. Borgerson of...
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Gorbachev Honored with Liberty Medal
Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, was welcomed to Philadelphia as the conquering hero on September 18 to receive America's Liberty Medal. Former President George H.W. Bush presented the medal to...
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Hazards for Habeas Corpus: Justice Demands That an Accused Criminal Be Given the Right of "Habeas Corpus," the Ability to Challenge the Legality of His Detention, but This Right Is Being Steadily Eroded
Rogue public officials consolidating a police state dispatch jackbooted thugs to arrest dissidents. Their victims defend themselves with firearms. Those who are captured are branded "enemy combatants," and held indefinitely, incommunicado, without...
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Helping Flood Victims
When the Cedar River rose over 19 feet above flood stage last June, it first covered Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with river water, and after it receded it left behind water-damaged homes filled with thick layers of mud. More than 25,000 of the city's 125,000...
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Interception
One wonders if three Oakland, California, men--18-year-old Adrian Dantoc and 19-year-olds John Catalos and Julian Logan--literally said to themselves on August 3, "Let's go ambush some people, beat the tar out of 'em, and if they fight back, shoot...
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Media Darlings: Positive or Negative Media Coverage Can Make or Break a Political Campaign, Especially in a Presidential Race. Both McCain and Obama Have Received Favorable Coverage, but Will It Continue?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "It almost never happens that there are two media favorites in one political race--and yet this year, there are," said David Folkenlik on National Public Radio. Both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama can attribute their...
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Must Our Fate Be Tied to NATO: The NATO Charter, Forged during the Long-Dead Cold War, Still Binds All NATO Members to Wage War If Any Member Is Attacked. Is This Treaty in Our Nation's Best Interests?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The U.S. Constitution assigns the power to declare war to Congress. The North Atlantic Treaty issued by the United States and other founding members of NATO in 1949 states that an attack on any member of the military alliance...
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Obama: Messiah? Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama Sells Himself as Being the One Who Will "Change" the Country's Direction and Improve Our Lives. but Does Reality Match Rhetoric?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Barack Obama aspires to run the largest enterprise on the face of the Earth--the U.S. government. From the beginning of his campaign for president, he deliberately positioned himself as a messianic figure, transcending race,...
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Politics and Personality: In the Obama Nation, Author Jerome Corsi Offers Some Devastating Critiques of Barack Obama, Including His Ties to Radical Leftists and His "Cult of Personality."
The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality, by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D., New York: Threshold Editions, Div. of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2008, 364 pages, hardcover, $28.00. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Jerome Corsi's recent...
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The Bailout & the Average American
As our nation experiences an economic meltdown, those who brought it on are guaranteeing that it will get worse without massive government intervention. Yet they refuse to take the proper action that will solve the problem in the long run. Just the...
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Welcoming Veterans
Annie Nelson, a Minnesota native who grew up in Southern California, has worked as a sports broadcaster, a flight attendant, and a special-events coordinator, but when she became aware of the plight of many soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan,...
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What Would You Do?
On June 28, 50-year-old Brian Fentimen stopped to render aid to people involved in a rear-end collision, only to experience "a defining moment" in his life: he shot and killed a man. Fentimen and his fiancee, Maria, had just ended a day spent showing...
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