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. 26, No. 19, September 27

Baseball Hero: Ted Williams, Arguably the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived, Brought His Keen Eyesight, Quick Reflexes, and Combative Personality to Two Wars in Service of the United States
Ted Williams had just returned from a hunting trip in Minnesota, about 40 miles north of Minneapolis, when he heard the news that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. Most American League pitchers, the Japanese, and later the North Koreans and Communist...
Caboodle Ranch
On August 26, 2010, Canada Free Press ran the wonderful story of Caboodle Ranch near Jacksonville, Florida. The ranch used to be a tree farm, but is now home to over 600 formerly homeless felines. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Caboodle's owner, Craig...
Comic Books from the Federal Reserve
Facing more scrutiny than its leaders have ever wanted, the Federal Reserve responded beginning in 2009 with a campaign designed to tell everything the Fed thinks the American people ought to know. How to do this? A series of comic books! [ILLUSTRATION...
Landlord Largess
Though it seems landlords in general may have a bad rap, the truth is they are often the victims rather than the perpetrators of injustice. They are also people just like the rest of us, and have the same capacity for kindness. An article in Texas'...
Minnesota Governor Says No to ObamaCare Subsidies
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is putting taxpayers' money where his mouth is. On August 31, he signed an executive order directing state agencies not to apply for any discretionary funds under ObamaCare. In a statement, the Republican Pawlenty...
Obama's New Stimulus Target: Infrastructure
If it is true, as Albert Einstein is alleged to have said, that insanity consists of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then President Obama and his advisors may well be channeling the 20th-century physicist....
Social Security in the Red
ITEM: In the early years of the Depression, write Robert Dreier and Donald Cohen in an article entitled "Ignore the fear-mongering on Social Security," in the Los Angeles Times for August 14, "most business leaders and conservatives considered the...
Texas Sidestep: The Trans Texas Corridor, Which Is Meant to Begin a Road Network to Help Unify America, Canada, and Mexico Similar to Unity in the EU, Though Slowed, Is Continuing
A favorite Aesop's fable is about an eagle. Perched on a lofty rock, he watched the movements of a hare, which he hoped to have for dinner. An archer, who saw the eagle from a place of concealment, took careful aim and mortally wounded him. The eagle...
The Emerging Global Fed: Many of the World's Financial Elites Are Excitedly Pushing for a World Fiat Currency, but Such a System Would Create Problems That Would Make Our Present Ones Seem Tame
The Federal Reserve has been a nightmare for the American people. It inflates the money supply, thereby devaluing already-existing money and placing a massive hidden tax on the people via rising prices. It also uses its monopoly power to cause interest...
The FDA: Neither Safe nor Effective: The Dictates of the FDA Are So Ingrained in Society That We Seldom Question Whether They Save Lives. in Actuality, Studies Show That FDA Rules Lead to Increased Deaths
Once upon a time, so the story goes, the American pharmaceutical industry was a "wild West" in which greedy, unscrupulous snake-oil salesmen preyed on unsuspecting citizens. Average Americans, in the same tale, were incapable of sifting through the...
Waking Up to a World Currency: World Leaders, American Politicians, Academics, and Bankers Are Not Only Debating the Feasibility of a World Currency, They Have the Mechanisms in Place to Ensure Its Ascension
If all the advocates of a world fiat currency (a currency not backed by a precious commodity like gold) were to scream at once, workers in world capitals, business, centers, colleges, and news media may be deafened. And if global financial elites have...