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  • What You Might Not Know About The Army-McCarthy Hearings

    11/20/2014 9:03:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/20/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    In light of the recent death of Irving Peress, I dust off this one I did back in 2007… I must admit that I was unaware just how deep the calumny against Senator Joseph McCarthy was until a friend of mine, supposedly an arch-conservative, invoked the infamous Joseph Welch line “You’ve done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?” to decry the unfair treatment of a current political figure. My friend did not realize that Welch’s statement was no more than bluster, and has been forever (and successfully) quoted...
  • It's Time to Correct the Record on Joseph McCarthy

    05/02/2014 11:53:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Diana West
    Dear Victor Davis Hanson, You suggest in your syndicated column, "Harry Reid: A McCarthy for Our Time," that we "ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) the same question once posed to Sen. Joseph McCarthy by U.S. Army head-counsel Joseph N. Welch: 'Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?'" First, I would like to ask you a question: Are you aware of the context of Welch's showboating remarks? M. Stanton Evans did the spadework in "Blacklisted by History," his groundbreaking -- no, orbit-reversing -- book about the late Sen....
  • The Kennedys and McCarthyism

    11/23/2013 7:48:54 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The Kennedy Assassination ^ | 1995 | John McAdams
    Joseph Kennedy had befriended McCarthy because he found him to be a likable fellow Irish-Catholic who had all the right ideas on the domestic communist menace. These warm feelings were quickly transferred to the entire Kennedy family. JFK liked the fact that McCarthy went after the "elites" in the State Department whom JFK regarded with contempt. (13) Even before McCarthy made accusations against the State Department of subversion, JFK had already aligned himself with the militant anti-communists who blamed the Truman State Department for the "loss" of China. So JFK declared on the House floor in January 1949. "The responsibility...
  • McCain and Kerry: Obama's Syria surrogates

    09/07/2013 9:38:17 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/6/13 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Indeed, both Kerry and McCain do understand what going to war means: They are Vietnam veterans, with Purple Hearts, Silver Stars and other medals, and the crucible of combat has shaped their respective legislative careers. But anyone watching the hearing or the interactions between the two men and their president as they press for the intervention couldn't help but marvel at how they got there. John McCain, the secretary of state said, is someone who understands "what going to war means." Kerry and McCain are President Obama's top surrogates advocating for a U.S. strike on the Syrian regime of Bashar...
  • Symposium: Treason? (Klehr, Haynes, Estrich and Brennan detailed discussion of Coulter's book)

    07/25/2003 2:17:22 AM PDT · by DPB101 · 106 replies · 1,149+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 7/25/03 | Jamie Glazov
    Ann Coulter’s new book Treason has raised some eyebrows within the conservative camp. While making legitimate points about where liberals have been wrong on foreign policy issues, the conservative pundit and author arguably went too far by 1) defending Joseph MacCarthy and 2) accusing all liberals of treason. Joe McCarthy was an individual who severely damaged the cause of anti-Communism. Why would a conservative try to legitimize him? And what purpose is served by accusing all political opponents of “treason”? Doesn’t such a broad-brushed charge profoundly trivialize the word “treason” itself  and make it more difficult to discuss actual cases of treason in a serious way?...
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 62 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • Sargent Shriver, former vice presidential nominee, dies at 95

    01/18/2011 1:48:37 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 13 replies
    AP via The Register CItizen ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | Register CItizen
    R. Sargent Shriver, the former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee, has died after being admitted in critical condition at a hospital in Maryland, NationalJournal.Com has confirmed.
  • Sargent Shriver, Peace Corps Founder, Dies at 95

    01/18/2011 2:46:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/18/11 | CBS
    (CBS) Robert Sargent Shriver Jr., or Sargent as he was better known, has died, CBS News confirmed Tuesday. Shriver had Alzheimer's disease. Shriver was perhaps the most accomplished man never elected to public office. His career in public service and civic leadership spanned the second half of the 20th century. A call from President Kennedy ignited that career. In 1961, Mr. Kennedy asked Shriver to launch a project called the Peace Corps. It only took him six months to get the program up and running. "They have to have an internal motivation, an internal conviction," Shriver said. Born in Maryland...
  • Feminists for Life remembers pro-life supporter Sargent Shriver

    01/19/2011 4:53:44 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 8 replies
    Alexandria, VA. - Feminists for Life of America remembers the many contributions of Sargent Shriver who died in a Bethesda, Maryland, hospital on January 18, 2011, at 95 years old. Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., graduated from Yale in 1938 and Yale Law School in 1941. After Shriver married Eunice Kennedy in 1953, they settled in Chicago. Shriver was a strong advocate for civil rights and integration, who persuaded then-candidate and U.S. senator "Jack" Kennedy to personally call the King family after Martin Luther King, Jr., was jailed in Georgia. Shriver was appointed the first director of the Peace Corps by...
  • Doing something about the unthinkable - ALAN KEYES

    08/23/2010 11:37:57 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | August 23, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    The title of this post obviously alludes to Herman Kahn’s book, Thinking About the Unthinkable . Kahn is famous for his contributions to strategic thought at the onset of the age of thermonuclear war. With the G-string concealed bias one comes to expect there, the Wikipedia article about him suggests that his influence contributed to “the fallout shelters, evacuation scenarios, and civil defense drills now seen as emblematic of the paranoid 1950s”. Paranoia implies an irrational sense of threat and persecution. Yet given mid-twentieth century realities, the real madness (or is it wickedly calculated deception?) appears evident in the left’s...
  • Why we are helpless dealing with enemies on our own soil?

    01/26/2009 11:48:44 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies · 1,246+ views
    Renew America ^ | 1-26-09 | Wes Vernon
    January 26, 2009 Why we are helpless dealing with enemies on our own soil From the Cold War to the current Islamofascist threat--do we ever learn? By Wes Vernon "With a stroke of the pen, he [President Obama] effectively declared an end to the 'war on terror,' as President George W. Bush had defined it." So reads a front-page story in Friday's Washington Post. Stop right there. That is a snapshot of the wishful rose-colored-glasses mentality that opinion leaders in academia, media, big-money foundations, entertainment, etc., have foisted on Americans (with varying degrees of success) for decades. It lasted throughout...
  • Requiem for Sen. Joseph McCarthy

    04/07/2008 6:17:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 112+ views
    wnd ^ | April 05, 2008 | Ellis Washington,
    Two weeks ago, the Christian world solemnly celebrated the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the Jews the Feast of Purim. Easter has passed; nevertheless, because of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (marked yesterday), my heart is still in a solemn mood, so I will endeavor to memorialize another authentic American hero, a forgotten and complex man. Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., was a man's man whose very name to this day engenders fear, malediction and loathing from progressive intellectuals, academics, Hollywood and politicians – both Republicans and Democrats who if...
  • New Book Shows McCarthy Was Right

    02/12/2008 9:50:31 PM PST · by TBP · 5 replies · 203+ views
    Freedom News ^ | February 5, 2008 | Tim
    Perhaps the most reviled figure in American history is Senator Joseph McCarthy. "McCarthyism" has become the term of choice for false, destructive accusations. Yet a new book shows that Senator McCarthy was right in his allegations. Blacklisted By History: The Untold Story of Senator Joseph McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies by M. Stanton Evans, chairman of the Education and Research Institute, shows that McCarthy was right about there being significant communist infiltration in government, his investigative methods were careful, thorough and of the highest standard, and his adversaries were the ones who practiced so-called "McCarthyism." It is McCarthy,...
  • New depths of depravity

    02/06/2008 8:48:40 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 19 replies · 220+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | February 6, 2008 | Editorial
    Historians credit left-wingers with coining "politics of fear" to belittle Sen. Joseph McCarthy's campaign against communists in the U.S. government. The phrase went into hibernation in the 1960s, a torpidity even warmonger-in-waiting Lyndon Johnson's daisy-girl ad couldn't disturb, only to reemerge in the 1980s to denigrate Ronald Reagan's Cold War-winning strategy. These days, the phrase has become the lefties' No. 1 rhetorical trump card against the war against Islamic terrorism. To them, Americans have more to fear from the Bush administration than from the terrorists who seek to bring America to heel. Sen. Barack Obama uses it in almost every...
  • History Shows Joe McCarthy's Reputation is Undeserved

    01/28/2008 11:50:07 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 82 replies · 250+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 1-28-08 | Phyllis Schafly
    History Shows Joe McCarthy's Reputation is Undeserved By Phyllis Schlafly Monday, January 28, 2008 Ronald Reagan was dismissed by the intelligentsia as just an actor who read speeches written by others until Kiron K. Skinner discovered a box of Reagan's original radio scripts written in his own hand on ruled yellow paper from 1975 to 1979. Since he had no staff to research and write for him in those years, the scripts prove that Reagan was a one-man think tank, well versed in political philosophy and history, fully capable of writing his own speeches. Skinner is the W. Glenn Campbell...
  • Joe McCarthy Freedom Fighter

    12/09/2007 2:12:38 PM PST · by Hal1950 · 7 replies · 196+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Malcolm A. Kline
    A couple of years ago, I debated a professor from American University named John Doolittle who, prompted by me, admitted that Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wisconsin (1908-1957), may have exposed some real communists working in the federal government. “But I saw the Edward R. Murrow broadcasts,” Dr. Doolittle added. “He was a bad man.”
  • Blacklisted by History

    11/09/2007 4:43:27 AM PST · by 7thson · 2 replies · 361+ views
    I looked up Blacklisted By History on Amazon. It is number 25. Below is the review by Publishers Weekly. I bolded certain text that – in my opinion – attempts to deflate the importance of the book and the author. There are nine reviews – eight favorable and one not-so-favorable. That one was by a Charles Miller and here it is - This book is pure bull. Don't be taken in. McCarthy ruined innocent lives. As you can see, Mr. Miller is quite eloquent in his review. That was sarcasm, in case anyone missed it. Evans's lively book seeks, first,...
  • Why I praise Sen. Joseph McCarthy

    04/14/2007 11:08:02 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 1,282+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Ellis Washington
    You cannot offer friendship to tyrants and murderers ... without advancing the cause of tyranny and murder. – Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis. (circa early 1950s) There's always a conflict of interest when people who don't really like America are called upon to defend it. – Ann Coulter Perhaps second only Woodward and Bernstein's newspaper articles in the 1970s that exposed the Watergate scandal and forced President Nixon to resign has the liberal propaganda press been so utterly successful at destroying a single Republican – an exhilarating and heady era that predated Watergate by 20 years. From 1950-54, Wisconsin Sen....
  • The Socialist Agenda - Updated

    10/07/2003 10:16:11 AM PDT · by slimer · 10 replies · 2,406+ views
    various | 10/07/2003 | slimer
    COMMUNISM IN AMERICA: Ann Coulter recently spoke about Joseph McCarthy and called him an American patriot and phrophet who was way ahead of his time. Few people paid any attention to her comments while many screamed foul but I give her credit because Mr. McCarthy recognized Communist infiltration into our society and political system and the danger this posed to the future of the U.S. He was demonized and discredited. Why? Because he was exposing Communism in America. To those who believe that the threat of Communism disovled with the breakup of the United Soviet Socialist Republic, that is what...
  • A McCarthy Moment At the Alito Hearing

    01/12/2006 10:53:05 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 14 replies · 546+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/12/06 | Purple Mountains
    I’m sure many of you are too young, and the rest of you probably don’t remember the moment when Senator McCarthy’s putrid career came to an end. I remember it as if it were yesterday; I was a college student at Northeastern University, a cooperative college where you work at a course-related job for several weeks and then go to school for several weeks. I happened to be working at my co-op job at Dennison Manufacturing Company in Framingham, Massachusetts, where the company maintained a recreation area for their employees. We were at lunch watching the Army-McCarthy hearings on TV...