September 10, 2020

Over a decade ago, my then 10 year old daughter Leah pounded on a table and demanded a new celebration for America - and Patriot Week was born. She did so because the traditional civic calendar had been hallowed out by empty excuses for three-day weekends, barbecues, a...

August 19, 2020

          Before outbreak of the American Revolution, colonies were deeply embedded in the patriarchal traditions and customs of the entire world. All cultures and civilizations had placed women in a subordinate position in the political and social realm. However, the...

Proud to be an American? A recent Gallup poll reveals that such pride has dropped precipitously this year. Conducted from May 28-June 4, 2020, the poll reveals the lowest pride in America since the poll began in 2001. 42% are extremely proud, 21% are very proud, 15% ar...

June 14, 2020

As the tumult of the trifecta of COVID-19, protests/riots, and economic distress grip our country, we are, of all things, supposed to celebrate the flag on June 14. Once an innocuous display of patriotism, you can no doubt envision the histrionic divides that celebrati...

With much of the nation shutdown due to COVID-19, one might not even remember that May 25, 2020 is a Monday - or, more importantly, Memorial Day. The customary Memorial Day festivities of barbecues, beer, wearing white, traveling, and shopping will be truncated, if not...

April 30, 2020

Federalism is a cornerstone of our Constitutional republic and our freedom.  It is also on life-support.  For generations, it has been shunted to the side by “respectable” academia, educators, judges, media, and intelligentsia as a quaint vestige of the founding era....

April 19, 2020

April is known for showers and taxes.  But perhaps the most pivotal day in modern history occurred on April 19, 1775 – the day of the Shot Heard ‘Round the World.  Yes, it was more than a full year before America declared independence, but the world truly changed on Ap...

April 6, 2020

Personally, I have no problem with President Trump’s labeling the current pandemic the “Chinese flu.” Like the Spanish flu (interestingly enough traceable back to France, Kansas, or China), he is simply following a time honored tradition.  Likewise, the gnashing of tee...

March 30, 2020

With the coronavirus, schools across America are scrambling to put together a hodgepodge of solutions to continue teaching for learning while their buildings are closed.  Many are valiantly attempting to leverage technology to create on-line and virtual learning opport...

March 27, 2020

In this age of political tumult, tweeted headlines, and nanosecond attention spans, we rarely take the opportunity to exhale and reflect on the lessons laid out before us.  As Americans, we too often take for granted the blessings of liberty.  We too often presume that...

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