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. 20, No. 14, July 12

Christians Flee "Liberated" Iraq
Understandably concerned over the fact that the new Iraqi constitution designates Islam the "official religion of the state," Iraqi Christians are "voting with their feet" by preparing the leave their native country, reported Insight on May 28. Tragically,...
Close Encounter
At around 11 p.m. on May 17, Pizza Hut employee Ronald Honeycutt of Carmel, Indiana, was climbing into his van after delivering a pizza to an apartment on the far east side of Indianapolis when he heard someone call out to him. Turning, he saw a man...
Communicating with Congress: Americans Who Care about Their Country Should Apply Informed Pressure on Their Congressmen. These Tips Will Help Make the Communications More Effective
Through Congress, Americans have been given all the tools necessary to roll back the gains the enemies of liberty have made over the years. Congress is responsive to the will of the people. However, without a grass-roots movement among the citizens...
Eurocrats vs. Freedom of the Press
Last March, investigative journalist Hans-Martin Tillack was awakened by the proverbial "midnight knock" on the door of his Brussels borne. Belgian police, acting on the orders of the European Commission's anti-fraud unit (known by its French acronym...
Global Food Cops
ITEM: In a June 7 special issue, "Overcoming Obesity in America," Time magazine asked: "How would the Federal Government fund a national campaign for healthier eating? Once again, the obesity warriors want to steal a leaf from the tobacco wars: if...
Grandmother Graduates at Age 90
On May 25, high school drop-out Uceba Babson of West Palm Beach, Florida, received her high school equivalency diploma after completing course work in the General Education Development program at her school district's Adult Education Center. The achievement...
No Child Left Un-Medicated?
"A sweeping mental health initiative will be unveiled by President George W. Bush in July," reported the British Medical Journal on June 19. The administration's "New Freedom Initiative" envisions "comprehensive mental health screening for 'consumers...
One Man against the Mob: A Legend in the Mold of Davy Crockett, Sheriff Buford Pusser Reclaimed Tennessee's McNairy County from the Murderous "State Line Mob."
Striding into the White Iris Club with his best friend Webb Pierce, 16-year-old Buford Pusser knew he shouldn't have come. For weeks, Webb and other classmates had been pestering Buford to join them on an excursion to the notorious gambling den, located...
Private Crime vs. Public Policy
Restaurant owner Stephen Metzler of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was arrested on June 15 during a raid conducted by local police and federal agents. Metzler was accused of providing false identities, including stolen Social Security numbers, to illegal immigrants...
Rogues' Gallery of EU Founders: The Emerging European Superstate, Now Moving Forward under the EU, Is the Result of a Deliberate Scheme Put into Motion Many Years Ago by Powerful Planners and Plotters
Few Americans realize how closely linked are the onrushing developments transforming Europe into a regional superstate and the campaign underway here to create a similar hemispheric entity for the Western Hemisphere. Europeans have only recently begun...
Rush and Gorby
For nearly four years, Mikhail Gorbachev presided over the murderous Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, which resulted in the death of millions of Afghans. Tens of thousands of children were left maimed by Soviet anti-personnel mines disguised as children's...
The Conservative Index: Our Third Look at the 108th Congress Shows How Every Member of the House and Senate Voted on Key Issues, Including the Budget, Gun Ownership and Abortion
House Vote Descriptions 21 Extended Unemployment Benefits. This amendment to H.R. 3030 (Community Service Block Grants) would authorize a six-month federal program to provide an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits for people who have exhausted...
Whom Do We Elect? Constitutionalist Americans Who Want to Fix the Nation's Ills through the Presidency Are Fighting on the Wrong Battlefront. the Proper Place Is in Our Own Congressional Districts
On June 14, George W. Bush recalled the accomplishments of a former president of the United States. "As chief executive, he showed a deep and far-ranging knowledge of public policy, a great compassion for people in need, and the forward-looking spirit...