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. 14, July 7

An Inspiring Story of Life
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Over a dozen years ago, doctors told the then-pregnant Stacey Santonastasso that her unborn child was afflicted with Hanhart syndrome type II, a rare condition that would result, they said, in her child being helpless for...
A Tale of Two Reactors: The Different Destinies of Two Almost-Twin Nuclear Reactors Provide a Forecast of Our Country's Energy Prospects If We Don't Heed the Futures They Foreshadow
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A nuclear power plant is arguably the most extraordinary product of engineering and scientific know-how in the history of mankind. Once every 18 months or so, a truckload of metal is delivered to the nuclear plant. The metal...
Bilderberger Confab in United States Goes Unreported ... Again
The ultra-elite Bilderberg Group held its annual secret meeting at the sealed-off Westfields Marriott Hotel in Chantilly, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., June 5-8. Attendees at Bilderberger gatherings comprise the A-list of global power brokers from...
Did We Get Lied into War? Did the Bush Administration Use Deliberate Deception to Bring America into War with Iraq? the Senate Intelligence Committee's June 2008 Report May Get Us Closer to the Truth
On June 5, the Senate Intelligence Committee, concluding five years of investigations (and partisan disagreements), released its report about whether the Bush administration had based its decision to attack Iraq on valid intelligence estimates or had...
Doctor Rescues Teen
In late April the Mississippi River off the town of Vidalia, Louisiana, was running very high and fast. It would crest at a near-record 57 feet that day. Defying the raging waters--and common sense--two teenage boys, an unidentified 16-year-old...
Irish Voters Say "No" to EU Treaty
Unlike the other 26 EU countries, a requirement in their national constitution gave Irish voters the opportunity to register their opinion of the EU's Lisbon Treaty. In each of the other states that make up the EU, parliaments have been making the...
Opposing Mugabe: The Socialist Rule of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe Has Destroyed the Economy of This Once-Prosperous African Nation. despite Calls for "Freedom," Mugabe Is Having None of It
Morgan Tsvangirai may be the luckiest man in Africa. He has been for many years the most prominent foe of Zimbabwe's brutal dictator Robert Mugabe, and in spite of three assassination attempts, numerous arrests, and at least one savage beating by police...
Shooting the Messenger: Seven Years after 9/11, Top Republicans and Democrats Continue to Block FBI Whistle-Blower Sibel Edmonds' Revelations of High-Level Spies in the Federal Government
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For six years, Sibel Edmonds has been carrying out an heroic crusade to protect her adopted country from national security threats within the top levels of the American government. Hired as an FBI translator in the wake of...
Summoning Superdelegates: The Importance of Superdelegates in This Presidential Election Has Been Repeatedly Referenced. Learn Who These Superdelegates Are and How They Are Chosen
Before Sen. Barack Obama secured enough delegates to assure his nomination for president, it appeared that the contest between Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton, the early favorite of the Democratic party establishment, might be decided by the nearly...
That Significant, Sensational Signing: The Signers of the Declaration of Independence Knew That They Might Pay a Price-Yet They Signed Anyway. over Time, Their Sacrifices May Have Been Exaggerated, but Their True Stories Are Fascinating Enough without Embellishment
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] You might think that defying a powerful government, convening an illegal Congress, and signing one of liberty's most lyrical documents would be exciting enough for anyone. But no. Over the decades, folks have embellished the...
Warming Legislation Would Chill Economy
ITEM: The New York Times reported on June 2: "Some of the most powerful corporate leaders in America have been meeting regularly with leading environmental groups in a conference room in downtown Washington for over two years to work on proposals for...
Why So High? Multiple Factors Are Driving Up the Price of Fuel, Including Inflation of the Dollar by the Federal Reserve and Overdependence on Foreign Oil. All of These Factors Must Be Addressed in Order to Find a Long-Term Solution
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In early March a sign in front of a Citgo station read Regular/Unleaded: $3.19 per gallon, and I told my companion, "That's absurd! Why would anyone buy gas there?" We'd just left a "cut-rate" station where it cost "only"...