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. 29, No. 6, March 18

Amid Record Demand in 2012, Central Banks Scramble to Buy Gold
The global demand for gold hit a new record value level in 2012, and central banks around the world were gobbling up the precious metal at rates not seen in nearly 50 years, according to findings released by the World Gold Council February 14. The...
Defunding Forces Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin to Close Four Clinics
Planned Parenthood is being forced to close four of its clinics in Wisconsin after the state enacted legislation to defund businesses that perform or refer for abortions. The "family planning" group--whose affiliates nationwide performed 333,964 abortions...
Domestic Disturbance
WRCB reported out of East Ridge, Tennessee, that an ex-boyfriend with a checkered past ended up on the receiving end of a bullet. The incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on February 9, but it had apparently been building for a while. Two women had moved...
Getting to the Heart of Cardiovascular Disease: Everyone "Knows" That Saturated Fats and High Cholesterol Equate to High Risk of Heart Disease, Right? Wrong, According to This Cardiologist and Nutritionist, and They Can Prove It
The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease--and the Statin-free Plan That Will, by Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., and Stephen Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., Beverly, Massachusetts: Fair Winds Press, 2012, 239 pages,...
Gun Past Meets Present: Right-Wing Political Pundits Have Been Mocked by the Left for Comparing Present Gun Control Schemes to Those Used by the Nazis to Ensure a Passive Populace. You Decide
The mighty German army was no more. Exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand started the "war to end all wars," it was over and the Allies would have their pound of flesh from Germany's Second Reich. Article 231 of the...
Man Risks Life for Stranger
An Army veteran was at the right place at the right time on January 24 when he saved a man from an oncoming train, nearly losing his own life, reported the New York Post. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Cab driver Isidore Branham, who served as a cook...
Massachusetts Public Schools Must Cater to "Transgender" Students
In what has recently become national news, the Massachusetts Department of Education has issued a directive for how public schools should deal with "transgender" students, including the rule that students who claim that they identify with the opposite...
Mayberry to Mayhem Murder, Modernity, and the Gun: The United States Has Quickly Gone from a Country Where Responsible Boys Were Often Given Guns on Their Twelfth Birthday to a Country Afraid to Give Guns to Adults. Why?
When the Glock went off in I 2-year-old Kendra's hand, blood was spilled. The bullet tore into flesh--that of a 32-year-old home invader--causing him to flee and perhaps saving Oklahoman Kendra St. Clair's life. This story from last year wasn't too...
NYC to Round Up Mentally Disordered before They Commit Crimes
In its latest Big Brother endeavor, New York City has begun a program to round up the city's mentally ill and ensure they are taking their court-ordered medications. The New York Post reported February 18 that police will be armed with a list of the...
Obama Pushing Transatlantic Union with EU
Even as the European Union continues to pursue ever-closer "integration" in the name of "global governance," Obama is now working to form a "Transatlantic Partnership" between the U.S. government and the EU under the guise of a so-called free trade...
Pizzeria's Special Delivery
Army National Guard Major Shawn Fulker was stationed in Afghanistan when he wanted to surprise his wife with something special. A Jacksonville, Florida, pizzeria was happy to help. Shawn's wife, Josephine, is a lover of Mellow Mushroom pizza, so...
Prescription for Murder: The Lethal Link between Psychiatric Meds and Violence-Including School Shootings-Has Been Largely Ignored by Officials
In a frenzied cry for gun-control, the media is rife with details about the firearms Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and six adults before turning a handgun on himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012....
Rescuing the Rescuers
I live on one of the highest points in my city, overlooking a river valley, and the only time the sump pump in my basement has ever run is when I poured water in it to see if it actually works. Yet my house still faces the danger of flooding. During...
Sisterly Love
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Debi Keeney and her 47-year-old sister, Donna Carlyle, were spending a quiet night in Debi's southwestern Illinois apartment, just east of St. Louis on February 9. Debi had just stepped out of the apartment...
Targeting Schools: The Mass Media and Politicians Are Correct in Saying That We Need to Come Up with Some Answers to Safeguard School Children, but Gun Control Laws Won't Keep Kids Safe
The scene must have been horrific. Blood from bullet holes staining the shirt of young Luis Nevarez, a 13-year-old student at Edison Middle School, as he lay dying on the streets of South Los Angeles in June 2007. Friends ran away in terror from the...
The Misstatements of the Union Address
ITEM: Among the more than 6,500 or so words in President Obama's State of the Union address on February 12, he asserted: "Over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion--mostly through spending...