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. 28, No. 16, August 20

Cabbie Stops Rape
Thanks to the intervention of a New York City cab driver, a young woman was able to escape the tragedy of being raped. And despite the city-wide search for the identity of the cab driver, he remains anonymous. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] According...
CIA "Manages" Drug Trade, Mexican Official Says
The Central Intelligence Agency's involvement in drug trafficking is back in the media spotlight after a spokesman for the violence-plagued Mexican state of Chihuahua became the latest high-profile individual to accuse the CIA, which has been linked...
College Catastrophe: By Encouraging Government Student Loans, and Then Charging Higher Tuition, Colleges and Universities Have Not Only Created an Economic Bubble, They've Changed the Culture
Last year, America's student loan sector swept past two important milestones in rapid succession, milestones with ominous portent. Sometime in the spring of 2011, the amount of total student loan debt surpassed the amount of total credit card debt...
Fluoride Lowers IQ in Kids, New Study Shows
A review of some two dozen studies by Harvard University researchers published last month in a peer-reviewed federal journal suggests that fluoride added to water supplies "significantly" decreases the IQ of children, leading to renewed calls by activists...
Friday the 13th
This column has featured many terrible news stories, but the following news story out of Twin Falls, Idaho, might be the most disturbing. The Times-News of Twin Falls reported that an unidentified woman was the victim of two different rape attempts...
Military-Type Guns Are the Problem
During the time of the creating of the Constitution, all people, civilians, militia, and standing armies, had equal access to small arms, single-shot flintlock firearms, and edged weapons. A person with training and practice could load and accurately...
Never Too Young
Americans can "exercise the right" and defend themselves using firearms even at the tender age of 14. Fox News reported on June 23 that a 14-year-old boy shot an intruder who broke into his home while he was babysitting his three younger siblings in...
Ninth Circuit OKs Feds' Use of Cellphones as Roving Bugs
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on July 20 that agents of the federal government may use a cellphone as a microphone and record the conversations overheard even when the phone itself is not being used otherwise. In its decision, the Ninth...
Obama vs. Romney Their Core Beliefs: Information Overload on the Presidential Candidates Is Actually Causing Voter Ignorance, So We Tell You Where They Stand on Fiscal and Social Issues, Foreign Policy, and Civil Liberties
President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney are in the public eye almost every day, telling Americans about their plans to guide the country should they win the 2012 presidential race. Ironically, given such constant coverage, most...
Pets Saved from Fires
Most people expect law-enforcement officers to serve and protect people, but for some of those officers, their duty is not limited to the human race. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith of Colorado believes that service should be extended to animals...
Plowing the Field for Genocide: The UN's Arms Trade Treaty (ATT): The UN's Proposed Arms Trade Treaty, (Temporarily) Rejected the Week of July 23, Would Have Disarmed Citizens and Left Many Nations Vulnerable to Genocide
The United Nations failed to put the finishing touches on a global gun control treaty in New York on July 27, a treaty that would have threatened the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment and promised to allow future genocidal governments to kill with...
School at Home or Homeschooling? the Trend of Educating Children at Home Is Blossoming, but Not All Available Curricula Are Created Equal. to Reach Desired Outcomes, Parents Need to Choose Carefully
0ver the past several years an educational phenomenon has been exploding across America. Fed up with the homogenized, secular indoctrination; embrace of dysfunctional and sexualized behavior; and tolerance for rebellious and unruly children that largely...
Trial Run for Interventionism: The Spanish-American War Began after Spain Was Blamed for the Sinking of the USS Maine. but the War Was Provoked by Powerful U.S. Newspapers and Served the Interests of Big Banks
US. Secretary of State John Hay called the Spanish-American War of 1898 a "splendid little war." Superficially, the description seemed apt. After the battleship Maine mysteriously exploded in Havana Harbor--an incident then blamed on Spain--America...
Two Aurora Shootings: One Widely Known; the Other Ignored
On April 22 of this year a convicted felon, just out of jail, went to an Aurora, Colorado, church and shot and killed a member of the congregation before being killed himself by a congregant carrying a gun. On July 20, following the horrific shooting...
Waiving Welfare Work Requirements
ITEM: The White House, in an item on its website dated July 18, declared: Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services released guidance regarding waivers for the TANF program. These waivers will strengthen welfare reform by accelerating...
Your Choice: Obamney or Rombama
The great American quadrennial political charade is in full sail. The managers for Team Obama and Team Romney are firing broadsides at the opposing candidate, while the passionate partisans for each side try to explain why only Commodore Mitt or Captain...