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  • Hugh Hewitt Makes HuffPo Reporter Look Like an Idiot (AUDIO)

    07/07/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July7 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    Radio host Hugh Hewitt thoroughly embarrassed a Huffington Post reporter and exposed the scribe’s misleading view on Iraq during a brutal on-air interview. Hewitt hosted Zach Carter, the Huffington Post’s senior political economy reporter, on the show to discuss recent comments by former Vice President Dick Cheney. Carter had excoriated Cheney for remarks made about Iraq during a previous interview on Hewitt’s program. The conversation quickly spiraled out of control for Carter when Hewitt dismantled the reporter’s false arguments for why the Bush administration is to blame for the current violence in Iraq. Carter, in the interview, admitted that he...
  • UN climate chief: Communism is best to fight global warming

    01/15/2014 11:45:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 15, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said that democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China, she says, is the best model. China may be the world’s top emitter of carbon dioxide and struggling with major pollution problems of their own, but the country is “doing it right” when it comes to fighting global warming says Figueres. “They actually want to breathe air that they don’t have to look at,” she said. “They’re not doing this because they want to save the planet. They’re doing it because it’s in their national interest.” Figueres added that the...
  • Don’t Know Much About History

    11/03/2013 8:46:27 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies ^ | November 11, 2013
    The Scrapbook was understandably intrigued when Cass Sunstein, a former Obama White House official and former Harvard law professor, published a column headlined “How the Alger Hiss Case Explains the Tea Party.” If you know anything about the famous perjury trial of the high-ranking State Department official and Soviet spy, the headline might seem to suggest that Sunstein is admitting the Tea Party has correctly identified insidious political threats. Needless to say, that is not Sunstein’s point. He spends most of the column recapping the saga of how Time magazine writer Whittaker Chambers accused Hiss, who was one of...
  • "American Betrayal" Goes to the 36th Annual Pumpkin Papers Irregulars Dinner

    11/02/2013 2:09:45 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 3 replies
    Diana West ^ | November 1, 2013 | Diana West
    I am very happy to reveal that at this year's gathering of the Pumpkins Papers Irregulars, a deluxe dinner held in Washington by intelligence experts and interested observers to honor the memory of Whittaker Chambers and his triumph over the traitor Alger Hiss, I was given the annual honor of lighting the pumpkin and later addressing the assembly about American Betrayal. Highlights of the evening included warm tributes to fallen Cold Warriors: M. Stanton Evans on the late Herbert Romerstein (1931-2013), and Paul Kengor on the late Judge William P. Clark (1931-2013). This year's "coveted" Victor Navasky Award, presented by...
  • In Defense of Diana West

    09/14/2013 10:30:57 PM PDT · by No One Special · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 13, 2013 | M. Stanton Evans
    Out of the public eye and far from the daily headlines, a fierce verbal battle is currently being waged about the course of American policy in the long death struggle with Moscow that we call the Cold War. At ground zero of this new dispute is author Diana West, whose recent book, American Betrayal (St. Martin's), is a hard- hitting critique of the strategy toward the Soviet Union pursued in the 1940s by President Franklin Roosevelt, his top assistant Harry Hopkins, and various of their colleagues. Ms. West in particular stresses the infiltration of the government of that era by...
  • Re: Former Hillary Press Secretary Refuses to Agree Alger Hiss Was a Communist

    08/27/2013 2:31:34 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-27-2013 | Ian Tuttle
    August 27, 2013 Re: Former Hillary Press Secretary Refuses to Agree Alger Hiss Was a Communist Ian Tuttle Reference:John Fund-Former Hillary Press Secretary Refuses to Agree Alger Hiss Was a Communist Karen Finney’s refusal to acknowledge that Alger Hiss was a Communist spy — let alone a Soviet agent with a direct hand in crafting American policy during World War II and the crucial early Cold War years — should, alas, come as no surprise. The Cold War years are full of unpleasant memories for the Left, whose intellectuals, ignoring the horrors of the Russian Revolution, Stalin’s massacres, and much...
  • The Whittaker Chambers Haters (Book Review)

    07/01/2013 6:04:30 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 58 replies
    Real Clear Books ^ | June 13, 2013 | By Mark Judge
    We can start with the spoiler. At the end of his newly released and massive revised edition of Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case, Allen Weinstein makes the following observation: "As for the conspiracy theories themselves, we may expect that newer and perhaps more ingenious defenses of [Alger] Hiss may emerge, if only because none of the theories raised during the past six decades has proved persuasive. There has yet to appear, however, from any source, a coherent body of evidence that seriously undermines the credibility of the evidence against Alger Hiss." There will never be produced such a body of evidence,...
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • Where Alger Is Innocent

    11/19/2012 7:24:06 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 14, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    From New York University’s website. Here is their take on the most famous spy/operative case of the 1940s: “He [Hiss] continued to assert his innocence, and over the years evidence surfaced to back his claim, including some 40,000 pages of FBI documents released to him in the 1970s.” An influential State Department official during World War II, Hiss was convicted of perjury and served a sentence for the crime in the 1950s. The web site goes on to claim: “Alger Hiss was frequently accused of secretly having secretly forged a pro-Soviet policy [sic] at Yalta. In fact, Hiss argued for...
  • Return of Cold War

    11/19/2012 6:55:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 8, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who treat the Cold War as a relic of the past ignore a salient fact: Communist regimes still exist, sometimes with nukes but always with human rights violations. To get an idea of why they linger, it is helpful to see how they came into being. They were mostly established by the mother of all communist dictatorships, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt sought to placate wartime ally Josef Stalin, dictator of the USSR in every manner possible, particularly at the wartime conferences attended by the Allied leaders in Teheran and...
  • Alger Hiss: Why He Chose Treason

    07/28/2012 2:35:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 28 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 3, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Christina Shelton, a retired US intelligence analyst; she spent the major part of her thirty-two year career (twenty two years) working as a Soviet analyst and a Counterintelligence Branch Chief at the Defense Intelligence Agency. She is the author of the new book, Alger Hiss: Why He Chose Treason. FP: Christina Shelton, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Shelton: Thank you, Mr. Glazov. FP: Let’s begin with you telling us what inspired you to write this book. Shelton: I have always had an abiding interest in both the Soviet Union and the intriguing world of espionage. For...
  • Is Huma Abedin the New Alger Hiss?

    07/25/2012 4:19:56 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 24 replies ^ | 24JUL12 | By Jeffrey Lord
    Washington GOP Establishment hits Bachmann for fighting Muslim Brotherhood. Is Huma Abedin the new Alger Hiss? Is Huma Abedin to the Muslim Brotherhood what Alger Hiss was to the Soviet Union? Why are Republican Senator John McCain, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rodgers (R-MI) acting in the growing Abedin controversy as Washington Establishment Democrats of the 1940s did in the Hiss episode? Which is to say, writing off the dangers of a foreign enemy whose goal is to infiltrate the U.S. government -- because, well, the people in question are part of...
  • Was “Citizens United” an activist Supreme Court decision?

    03/09/2012 9:56:28 AM PST · by Chuckmorse · 16 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | March 12, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The simple answer is no, the Citizens United decision was not an activist Supreme Court decision. The Citizens United decision upheld the principle that organized groups, whether they are corporations, unions, or for that matter groups such as the National Organization of Women, a corporation, have the right to engage in political speech and political activism in the form of supporting candidates and causes with money and in-kind support. Citizens United upheld the Constitutional principle of the right to assemble and to seek redress of grievances. By rendering their decision, the Supreme Court upheld the right of any group, which...
  • Remember Katanga!

    08/11/2003 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 900+ views
    David W. Neuendorf ^ | 1995 | David W. Neuendorf
    Fifty years ago today, the life work of Alger Hiss came to fruition. Hiss, a US State Department official, served the United Nations as its acting Secretary General during its founding conference in the spring of 1945. On October 24, 1945 the United Nations Charter became effective as a majority of the countries that had signed it ratified their signatures. Several years later, Hiss went to a federal penitentiary for committing perjury when testifying that he was not a Soviet agent. His personal career was over, but his most important work, the United Nations, lived on. Globalists everywhere are today...
  • Project of the Day: Profile of Whittaker Chambers, Author of Spiritual Classic 'Witness'

    01/10/2012 4:48:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies ^ | 01/03/2012 | Indiewire
    Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments."The Whittaker Chambers Story" Tweetable Logline: Feature-length documentary about Whittaker Chambers: journalist, theologian, and writer of the political and spiritual classic "Witness"Elevator Pitch: A feature-length documentary about Whittaker Chambers, whose book Witness is a political and spiritual classic. Chambers had insight into the human condition that transcended his time. He was a member of the communist party in the 1920s...
  • Library Throws Book at Nixon (Nixon Haters Now Run Nixon Library)

    09/04/2011 7:00:48 PM PDT · by Rufii · 72 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | September 4, 2011 | Brian Calle
    Library Throws Book at Nixon by Brian Calle Some controversy over the recently revised Watergate exhibit at the Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda has provoked some questions over presidential libraries, their value, purpose for public consumption and their role in the remembrance of past presidents. One docent at the Nixon library, my Register colleague Will Alexander, opted to resign in protest of the new exhibit after 10 years of volunteer service. And friends and former colleagues of Richard Nixon have been critical of the museum's new director, Timothy Naftali. Some critics have even suggested that the...
  • Richard Nixon exposed Alger Hiss as a traitor

    08/16/2010 6:57:59 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 16, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1948, Rep. Richard Nixon (R-CA) and his House Un-American Activities Committee questioned Alger Hiss, a State Department officer suspected of being a Soviet spy. Nixon zeroed in on contradictions in Hiss's testimony, revealing that Hiss had lied about not knowing Whittaker Chambers, another Soviet spy. Though never convicted of being a spy, Hiss did go to prison for perjury. For decades, many Democrats asserted that Hiss was innocent and that Nixon had persecuted an innocent man. After the fall of the Soviet Union, de-classified records revealed that Alger Hiss had indeed been a Soviet spy.
  • KEYNES AT HARVARD Economic Deception as a Political Credo

    04/02/2010 3:06:54 PM PDT · by narses · 15 replies · 519+ views
    PREFACE HOW THIS BOOK CAME TO BE WRITTEN By Zygmund Dobbs In 1957 a Harvard alumni group asked this writer to initiate a study of leftist infiltration at Harvard University. Previous efforts to find a qualified Harvard alumnus for the task had proved unfruitful. This was a period when America was still in shock over scandals involving traitorous government officials in the service of the Stalinist terror apparatus. Disloyal Ivy leaguers had used the wealth and resources of the United States to undermine their own country. Incredibly, at the same time, they were able to betray over 600 million people...
  • Venona Intercepts: Still Scary After All These Years

    01/05/2010 11:53:47 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 1,390+ views
    Southwest News-Herald ^ | January 5, 2010 | SALLY WRIGHT
    The Bard tells us, rightly, that the past is prologue. But until America's greatest military intelligence success -- and failure -- becomes common knowledge Americans will remain intellectual sitting ducks, herded hither and yon, hoping to build a sheltering future on shaky misinformation. I'm talking about the Venona Code intercepts: The 3000 encrypted communications between Soviet spies operating in this country and their masters in Moscow, which American and British code breakers began deciphering in 1946. These KGB messages revealed that the Soviets had agents at the highest levels of the executive and legislative branches of our government -- and...
  • A fact the Left ignores: the KGB seriously infiltrated postwar America

    07/27/2009 8:52:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies · 1,798+ views ^ | July 27, 2009
    Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist campaign during the post-war era in the US remain one of the great totemic events in liberal-Left mythology. Every time there is a revival of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, solemn words are trotted out about how this metaphor for the appalling witch-hunts which ruined careers is a devastating indictment of irrational fear, blah blah blah. Well, not exactly. The point of The Crucible is that there were no witches. But back in the real world, there certainly were spies. A new book, Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America by John Earl Haynes,...
  • Spies in Aberdeen? Story is just plain weird

    07/05/2009 11:52:06 AM PDT · by ancientart · 4 replies · 549+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | July 5, 2009 | Donna Marmorstein
    To think that Boris and Natasha lived right here in South Dakota, and we didn't even know it! Recently, Walter Kendall Myers and Gwendolyn Steingraber-Trebilcock-Myers - a couple who once lived in Aberdeen - were arrested for spying. The news rocked the nation. Well, actually, the nation immediately forgot the story. Still, South Dakota hasn't forgotten. It's not every day suspected spies are found traipsing through your own neighborhood. The espionage likely started after they left Aberdeen, but you still wonder if that abandoned shopping cart you saw in aisle 8 of Kessler's might have contained a coded message. The...
  • Clearing the air vs. splitting hairs and distorting Cold War history (Part 1)

    05/25/2009 4:55:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies · 546+ views
    RenewAmerica.Us ^ | 5/25/09 | Wes Vernon
    Clearing the air vs. splitting hairs and distorting Cold War history (Part 1) Alger Hiss and Harry Dexter whitewashed Since the downfall of the Soviet Union, volumes have been written about that late superpower's penetration of American Society and its institutions before and during the Cold War years. It can be said without credible contradiction that what we now know about Soviet spying and infiltration of the U.S. for seven decades vindicates the much-maligned anti-Communists (in and out of Congress) of that era. If anything, they didn't know the half of it. It was they who warned — often to...
  • ‘Alger Hiss and the Battle for History’

    05/08/2009 11:12:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 1,610+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | SUSAN JACOBY
    We are about to look at the trials of a man who was judged in one decade for what he was said to have done in another. —Alistair Cooke, A Generation on Trial, 1950 It was not entirely true, even in 1950, that Alger Hiss was being judged primarily on the basis of what he had done in the 1930s. Unless a former Communist Party member had thoroughly repudiated his past and turned against his one-time friends and political associates, he was suspected in the late forties and early fifties of still being a secret Communist — or, at the...
  • Some thoughts on "Witness" by Whittaker Chambers

    04/29/2009 8:50:16 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 22 replies · 1,128+ views
    1952 | Whittaker Chambers
    I am on a long needed vacation, and have already put 3000 miles on my car. Part of me says I wanted to see the country before it disappears...:) One of the things I have been doing while putting all these miles on my car is to listen to the unabridged audiobook version of "Witness" by Whittaker Chambers. I think it is a total of 36 hours or something along those lines. I read the book for the first time in 2002 (inspired by Ann Coulter to do so) and it changed my political life. To me, it was the...
  • Thomas Sowell: Palin a threat to intelligentsia's vision of the world

    02/27/2009 2:51:53 PM PST · by SmithL · 136 replies · 2,769+ views
    Bay Area News Group via CoCo Times ^ | 2/27/9 | Thomas Sowell
    IF BARACK OBAMA has been the most remarkable phenomenon of the recent political scene, Sarah Palin must be second. The emotional responses to each — especially by the media and the intelligentsia — go beyond anything that can be explained by the usual political differences of opinion on issues of the day. That liberals would be thrilled by another liberal is not surprising. But there are conservative Republicans who voted for Barack Obama, and other conservatives who may not have voted for him, but who are quick to see in various pragmatic moves of his since taking office an indication...
  • *VIDEOS!* ANN COULTER, Huckabee and Springer--Jan 10--2nd half (YouTube and PopModal)

    01/11/2009 10:39:32 AM PST · by Syncro · 4 replies · 1,027+ views
    You Tube and PopModal ^ | Jan 11, 2009 | Syncro
    The link by the title goes to the You Tube video and This One Goes to PopModal
  • We Got It Right About the Rosenbergs

    12/28/2008 8:20:22 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 76 replies · 1,352+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 12/28/08 | Purple Mountains
    I was surprised to see a major FoxNews report on the Rosenberg trial the other day. Every once in a while, the treasons committed by notorius leftists such as Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs are exhumed, and some present-day leftists try to cast doubt on their guilt. One of the witnesses, who himself was a spy for the Soviets, recently recanted his 55 year old testimony against the Rosenbergs; and their sons, who spent their lifetimes arguing the innocence of their parents, have gone in the other direction. We should always remember that all communists, socialists and modern liberals lie...
  • Figure in Rosenberg Case Admits Spying for Soviets

    09/11/2008 3:45:45 PM PDT · by RKV · 103 replies · 2,269+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11 Sep 2008 | Sam Roberts
    Ever since he was tried and convicted with Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on espionage charges in 1951, Morton Sobell has maintained his innocence. A U.S. Marshal escorted Morton Sobell, left, to Federal Court in New York in March of 1951. Until now. In an interview on Thursday, Mr. Sobell, who served nearly 19 years in Alcatraz and other federal prisons, admitted for the first time that he had been a Soviet spy. And he implicated his fellow defendant, Julius Rosenberg, in a conspiracy that delivered to the Soviets vital classified military information and what the American government claimed was the...
  • Mistake That Is Fake

    06/24/2008 10:48:22 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 337+ views
    Campus Report ^ | Cliff Kincaid
    Mistake That is Fake by: Cliff Kincaid, June 24, 2008 If Barack Obama wanted to dispel doubts about his national security credentials, he hasn’t done so with the announcement of a new “Senior Working Group on National Security” that includes Dr. Tony Lake, a former national security adviser to Bill Clinton. Lake became a laughingstock for expressing doubts as to whether Alger Hiss, the founder of the United Nations and a top State Department official, was a communist spy. Lake’s doubts led to a controversy that caused him to withdraw his nomination as Clinton’s CIA director. Interestingly, Lake had expressed...
  • Why is Fox News Protecting Obama? mentor a hard-line member of the Communist Party USA

    06/22/2008 3:18:40 PM PDT · by · 87 replies · 142+ views
    Capitol Hill Coffee House .Com ^ | Jun 20, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>Lake became a laughingstock for expressing doubts as to whether Alger Hiss, the founder of the United Nations and a top State Department official, was a communist spy. Lake’s doubts led to a controversy that caused him to withdraw his nomination as Clinton’s CIA director.</p>
  • The Network Behind the Bush-bashing Book

    05/30/2008 1:59:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 41 replies · 460+ views ^ | May 30, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Publisher Peter Osnos, who admits to personally working with former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan on his new book, What Happened, began his career as an assistant to I.F. Stone, the pro-communist "journalist" named as a Soviet agent of influence who was the uncle of Weather Underground communist terrorist Kathy Boudin. But the connections don't end there. Boudin's son Chesa was raised by Barack Obama associates Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who were Boudin's comrades in the communist terrorist group, after Kathy Boudin went to prison for her involvement in an armed robbery and assault that took the...
  • Blacklisted by History

    05/27/2008 8:17:15 AM PDT · by · 30 replies · 161+ views
    The Western Right ^ | May 26, 2008 | AJ
    Communists also used political subversion to shape the course of World War II. They manipulated intelligence and State Department analysis to push America toward war with Japan, relieving the threat that Japan might go to war with Moscow. They fought against a plan to invade Europe through Italy, rather than France, as this would have imperiled the eventual Soviet control of Eastern Europe. Soviet agent Alger Hiss was a top advisor to Roosevelt at the Yalta conference that confirmed Soviet control of Eastern Europe, leading to forty years of tyranny and millions murdered in those countries.
  • The Alger Hiss Democrats

    04/21/2008 10:17:57 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 19 replies · 214+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 4/22/2008 | Jeffrey Lord
    Alger Hiss. Barack Obama. Bill Maher. (snip) While all of this made Hiss a familiar favorite player with the press and Establishment insiders, what brought him fame -- and ultimately brought him down -- was the charge in 1948 that throughout a considerable portion of his career he was in fact a Soviet spy. The purpose here is not to recount the particulars of the Hiss case. After a series of stunning events, finally including the revelation of stolen State Department documents that conclusively proved Hiss's guilt, Hiss went to prison. It was what surfaced in the course of the...
  • Where Alger Hiss Prevails

    01/29/2008 8:03:22 AM PST · by bs9021 · 12 replies · 74+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 29, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Where Alger Hiss Prevails Cliff Kincaid, January 29, 2008 It’s no surprise that Hillary is enlisting the help of advisers from her husband’s administration, but so is Obama. His most notable foreign policy adviser is Anthony Lake, a former national security adviser to Bill Clinton who became a laughingstock for expressing doubts as to whether Alger Hiss, the founder of the United Nations and a top State Department official, was a communist spy. Hiss had been convicted of perjury for denying he was a communist agent and decoded Soviet transcripts later confirmed his guilt. Lake’s doubts led to a controversy...
  • Guilty as Charged, What Hiss and the Rosenbergs didn’t want you to know

    11/15/2007 9:22:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 964+ views
    hoover institution ^ | December 14, 1998 | Arnold Beichman
    It is hard to imagine a sadder group of people than the children of Americans who spied for the Soviet Union. I am thinking of the two sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the son of Alger Hiss, and now Harry Dexter White’s two daughters, who in a recent letter to the New York Times Book Review rebuke a reviewer for referring to their father, a high-ranking Treasury official under Roosevelt and Truman, as a Soviet agent. What a tragedy the end of the Cold War has been for the kids and grandkids of the spies. How do they talk...
  • Commemorating Alger Hiss Day

    10/24/2007 6:28:27 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 41 replies · 52+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 10/24/07 | Cliff Kincaid
    On every October 24th since he’s been President, George W. Bush has issued a proclamation recognizing “United Nations Day.” Typically, Bush calls upon the people of the United States “to observe this day with appropriate programs and activities.” The appropriate thing to do would be to acknowledge the basic truth that communist spy and State Department official Alger Hiss laid the groundwork for the U.N. and became its first acting secretary-general, causing it to be dubbed “the house that Hiss built.” Hiss also advised President Franklin Roosevelt at the Yalta conference, which defined post-World War II Europe and betrayed Eastern...
  • Alger Hiss, Academic Vampire

    09/06/2007 11:28:36 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 638+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 31, 2007 | Mal Kline
    Alger Hiss, Academic Vampire by: Malcolm A. Kline, August 28, 2007 The liberal cadres that defended him for decades have thinned since career diplomat Alger Hiss was convicted of perjuring himself against accusations that he spied for the Soviet Union. In large part, this turnaround stems from mounting evidence of his guilt as can be seen in: • Declassified congressional hearings originally held in executive session; • Federal agency reports once classified that were unsealed when they hit 50 years of age; and • Communist International and KGB files in the Soviet Union and its former satellite nations opened to...
  • Alger Hiss, Academic Vampire

    09/02/2007 11:05:33 AM PDT · by Kaput · 8 replies · 621+ views ^ | August 28, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Alger Hiss, Academic Vampire by: Malcolm A. Kline, August 28, 2007 The liberal cadres that defended him for decades have thinned since career diplomat Alger Hiss was convicted of perjuring himself against accusations that he spied for the Soviet Union. In large part, this turnaround stems from mounting evidence of his guilt as can be seen in: • Declassified congressional hearings originally held in executive session; • Federal agency reports once classified that were unsealed when they hit 50 years of age; and • Communist International and KGB files in the Soviet Union and its former satellite nations opened to...
  • Boos For Hiss

    04/06/2007 1:44:38 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 30 replies · 1,044+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 6 April 2007 | Staff
    National Security: Leftist academics are determined to rehabilitate the reputation of Alger Hiss, the high-level U.S. diplomat and Soviet spy. Time may have passed, but this case was settled a long time ago. Was Soviet communism a malevolent global force committed to conquering the world, with Kremlin spies reaching top levels in the U.S. government? Or was it "just another system" used to whip up Red hysteria and McCarthyism? Leftists here and in Europe scoffed at Ronald Reagan when he called the Soviets an evil empire, but he was vindicated by communism's collapse. Similarly, the American left began its vendetta...
  • Joe Wilson's Telling Comment

    03/07/2007 10:40:27 AM PST · by LS · 33 replies · 1,412+ views
    self | 3/7/07 | LS
    I heard this on the radio yesterday, and can't quote it exact, but Joe Wilson said, referring to Scooter Libby and how he was the "small fish" in a hunt for Cheney and Bush, said something about "those in history who have been convicted of perjury, but were guilty of much larger crimes, like Richard Nixon or Alger Hiss. Did anyone else hear this and have the exact quotation? It strikes me as telling that the libs now inadvertenly admit that Alger Hiss was a traitor, and I'd like to have the actual quotation.
  • Rejected: FDR at the gates of Hell

    01/07/2007 6:16:57 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 35 replies · 4,061+ views
    Tysk News ^ | Circa 1933 | A Great American
    Rejected FDR at the gates of Hell A stranger stood at the Gates of hell And the Devil himself answered the bell. He looked him over from head to toe And said: My friend, I'd like to know What you have done in the line of sin To entitle you to come within? Then Franklin D, with his usual guile Stepped forth with his toothy smile and said: "When I took charge in '33 A nations faith was mine," said he "I promised them this and I promised them that And I calmed them down with a fireside chat....
  • Gunther Grass Remembered

    09/15/2006 10:09:18 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 5 replies · 374+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 15, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    These days, he is mostly known as a German scholar who hid his youthful membership in the SS while publicly affirming support of Germany’s left-wing Social Democratic party. But Jonathan Brent, editorial director of the Yale University Press, shows us in the September 8th installment of the Chronicle of Higher Education that Grass has long been ambivalent, at best about the nature of totalitarian governments. Moreover, Brent has found that this ambivalence is alarmingly typical of students and can have disastrous global implications in the work of graduates. In 1987, Brent and Irving Howe got a chance to see Grass...
  • Sen. Obama finally gets his Grammy (barf alert)

    09/07/2006 1:21:25 PM PDT · by weegee · 3 replies · 222+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter ^ | Wed Sep 6, 9:47 PM ET | By Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - The music industry scored some brownie points with rising star, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, when it handed him its ultimate award on Wednesday, a Grammy that he won earlier this year for best spoken word album. The Illinois Democrat, honored for his 2005 recording of "Dreams From My Father," wasn't able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles last February as his day job got in the way, so the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences came to him. The presentation was made as part of the academy's annual Grammys on the Hill Day,...
  • The 2006 Alger Hiss Award - "Hissie" Nominations being Accepted!

    09/05/2006 3:58:53 PM PDT · by WOSG · 37 replies · 557+ views
    American Patriot Society ^ | 9/5/2006 | WOSG
    The Alger Hiss award is a distinguished award given by the American Patriot Society, a high-falutin' name given for a buch of people, which may include you, who happen to believe America is a great country and it's sovereignty and integrity is worth defending (thus, Bill Maher is not a member). The Alger Hiss award, or the Hissie, is given to that individual or individuals who have done the most in the past year to provide aid and comfort to America's enemies, foreign or domestic. The award is named after the highest-ranking American traitor in our history since Benedict Arnold,...
  • Selling Ark of Hope through the classroom (UN Earth Charter)

    12/17/2004 6:38:38 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 25 replies · 705+ views
    CFP ^ | December 17, 2004 | Judi McLeod
    Day after day in New York City, a small and strange procession can be seen moving along the pavement. While taxicabs whiz by and passersby move out of the way on Big Apple sidewalks, a handful of acolytes transport a large, hand painted box crafted from the wood of a sycamore tree. Make that "a sustainably harvested in Germany" sycamore tree. Dressed not in long flowing robes, but in average business apparel, the acolytes are garden-variety United Nations employees. There’s no need to hire Brink’s for protection and nothing but propaganda and hype worth robbing. The precious cargo of the...
  • The Secret World of U.S. Communism

    12/20/2005 2:27:08 PM PST · by Calpernia · 28 replies · 772+ views
    26 Jun 1999 | Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation
    0n March 27, 1962, the U.S. Communist newspaper The Worker exuberantly reported the following story: Attorney General Robert E Kennedy admitted, in effect, in a press conference in Los Angeles on Saturday, that the persecution of the Communist Party reflects a monstrous hoax perpetrated on the American people. He declared at the press conference that the Communist Party of the U.S. is no danger to the security of the U.S . For the CPUSA, such a statement from the then-highest official of the U.S. Justice Department (as well as the brother of the U.S. President) was astonishing and unexpected. Especially...
  • Murrow, McCarthy, and enduring myths--Part 1 ("Good Night and Good Luck"-Clooney)

    11/15/2005 11:33:50 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies · 1,268+ views
    RenewAmerica.US ^ | November 6, 2005 | Wes Vernon
    The movie "Good Night and Good Luck" enshrines with a vengeance the myth that the late Edward R. Murrow was a White Knight who came to the rescue of an America engulfed in fear and hysteria, thanks to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and his investigations of Communist influence (in and out of government) in the United States. The fact is that, far from making "wild accusations," McCarthy really didn't know the half of it. Information from Soviet archives and the "Venona (military decripts), publicized after the fall of the Soviet Union, clearly showed that the U.S. government and many of...
  • Whittaker Chambers: Man of Courage and Faith

    08/04/2005 10:17:14 AM PDT · by Taft in '52 · 10 replies · 759+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | April 2, 2001 | Lee Edwards
    Whittaker Chambers: Man of Courage and Faith by Lee Edwards, Ph.D.Executive Memorandum #735 April 2, 2001 The wave of publicity about Robert Hanssen, a veteran FBI agent who became a master spy for the Russians, brings to mind a far different man--Whittaker Chambers, a veteran Soviet spy who became, in William F. Buckley Jr.'s words, "the most important American defector from Communism." This April marks the 100th anniversary of Chambers' birth. In August 1948, Chambers, an editor at Time, identified Alger Hiss, a golden boy of the liberal establishment, as a fellow member of his underground Communist cell in...
  • The 50-year fraud of Alger Hiss

    07/04/2005 12:33:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 121 replies · 2,500+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/4/05 | Jack Cashill
    Editor's note: The following commentary is excerpted from Jack Cashill's eye-opening new book, "Hoodwinked: How Intellectual Hucksters Have Hijacked American Culture," where he shows how, over the last century, "progressive" writers and producers have been using falsehood and fraud as their primary weapons in their attack on America."I am not and have never been a member of the Communist Party," Alger Hiss said under oath on Aug. 5, 1948, and calmly refuted the accusation of former Soviet agent Whittaker Chambers. The House Un-American Activities Committee had subpoenaed Chambers two days before. Then a senior editor at Time magazine, Chambers had...
  • Fourth Estate Follies - (liberal media getting what it deserves....and has earned, for decades!)

    05/27/2005 6:17:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 949+ views
    Dear, oh dear! Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist, laments, “the climate for freedom of the press in the United States feels more ominous than it has for decades.” He urges vociferous protest and a federal shield law for journalists—this because two journalists have been ordered to jail for refusing a judge’s order to reveal their sources. Both hacks are free pending appeals. Although I was in Albania for a short visit 25 years ago, I was unaware that freedom of the press was about to be curtailed in the Land of the Free. Kristof admits that judges do...