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  • A well-deserved honor for Arthur Laffer: The Presidential Medal of Freedom

    06/25/2019 9:41:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Times | 06/25/2019 | Richard Rahn
    Most people plod through life, having an impact on their family and friends, but not much on the rest of humanity. Rulers and despots can impact most everyone’s life, as can those who are responsible for great scientific or engineering breakthroughs. Some musicians and athletes bring pleasure to millions. In other fields, such as economics, it is hard to identify individuals who created much in the way of pleasure or pain, or even directly useful knowledge for his or her fellow man. President Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to economist Arthur B. Laffer, the...
  • Herman Wouk, 1915-2019 Entertainment with a deeper purpose.

    05/20/2019 8:41:48 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Commentary ^ | 18 May2019 | John Podhoretz
    In 2013, I commissioned and published an apology to a writer who I felt had been mistreated in the pages of COMMENTARY—and by my father, no less! “How This Magazine Wronged Herman Wouk” was the name of the article by Michael J. Lewis, and the occasion for it was the fact that the then-97-year-old Wouk had just published a new novel called The Lawgiver—a comic epistolary novel, no less, concerning the making of a movie about the life of Moses in which Wouk himself appears as a character. As Lewis wrote, “Wouk adapts the form to the modern world of...
  • Mr. Kendrick Castillo: Better to Die a Young Man of Honor than Live to Old Age as...

    05/10/2019 11:45:29 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 22 replies
    Barnhardt Blog ^ | May 10, A.D. 2019 | Ann Barnhardt
    Yes, thanks and honor to the man who demonstrated manly and courteous sacrifice in this sad incident. His courage inspired others to step forward as well and lives were spared. Hail, Mr. Castillo!
  • Dream comes true for the man who honoured his heroes: US B-17 Aircrew

    02/22/2019 9:08:13 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 19 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | Mark Duell
    Dream comes true for the man who honoured his heroes: Pensioner weeps as thousands join him to watch fly-past to honour WWII airmen whose memorial he tended for decades - and BBC presenter Dan Walker who helped organise event even cries too. Thousands of people at Endcliffe Park in Sheffield to watch planes pay tribute to B-17 Flying Fortress crew Tony Foulds was eight in February 1944 when he witnessed the Mi Amigo crash and explode in the park. Pilot apparently tried to avoid him and his friends - and memorial has now been organised 75 years on. He has...
  • The Windmills of Your Mind

    02/10/2019 3:59:04 PM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | February 10, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Michel Legrand died a fortnight ago, of sepsis after contracting a pulmonary infection. He was 86, which is a grand age, but he was very active and had a full concert schedule booked for the spring. So one resents somewhat, as I mentioned re Albert Finney yesterday, the randomness of fatal affliction in otherwise healthy old men. Sometimes with the advancing years a writer starts to sound written out - as if everything he has to say has already been said. Legrand didn't sound like that to me. My pal Jessica Martin was in his last show, Marguerite, in the...
  • Remembering the ‘Problematic’ Bre Payton

    12/31/2018 2:45:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 29, 2018 | Katrina Trinko
    Bre Payton, a writer for The Federalist, was a longtime collaborator with and friend of The Daily Signal. Bre, who died Friday, was in and out of the Daily Signal offices on a near-weekly basis, as the co-host of “Problematic Women” podcast, which she worked on with our Kelsey Harkness, Lauren Evans, and more recently, Ginny Montalbano. I knew it was “Problematic Women” day because I’d often see Kelsey, Bre, and Lauren huddled up in Kelsey’s office, discussing what stories to cover. They had fun, too; when they came out of the podcast studio, they’d often be all smiles. They...
  • Rolling Tribute to fallen Officers

    12/31/2018 7:10:10 AM PST · by Baynative · 9 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 12/30/18 | Kane
    A 50 second video of rolling California LEO memorial procession.
  • Roger Waters' Plea Prompts Pink Floyd Tribute Band to Cancel Its Gigs in Israel

    12/09/2018 8:05:38 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 31 replies
    Sputnik ^ | Dec. 9, 2018 | Staff
    Last month, a Jewish organisation in Argentina launched a petition urging people across the region to boycott Roger Waters concerts and calling the former Pink Floyd leader "one of the great anti-Semites of our time". Three gigs by UK Pink Floyd Experience, a tribute band dedicated to covering the music of the British rockers, have been cancelled after former lead singer of Pink Floyd Roger Waters urged the musicians not to perform in Israel "in the name of everything human". In a message published on his Facebook page, Waters said, in particular, that he is "aghast to see" that UK...
  • The Most Successful One-Term President

    12/07/2018 7:56:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Michael Barone
    George H.W. Bush "gave the nation its most successful one-term presidency." He "was the best one-term president the country has ever had, and one of the most underrated presidents of all time." So said two not impartial sources -- the late president's vice president, Dan Quayle, and his Houston friend and secretary of state, who was with him at the end, James Baker. But their assessments are entirely defensible. The toughest one-term competitor was President James K. Polk, who achieved all four of his goals -- gaining the Oregon Territory and the Pacific Coast, establishing an independent treasury and lowering...
  • George H.W. Bush Was a Steward of Stability

    12/05/2018 5:26:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    There are a few movie scenes guaranteed to put a lump in my throat every time. Near the top of the list is the end of "Saving Private Ryan," Steven Spielberg's World War II masterpiece. Earlier, in a climactic battle scene, a dying Capt. Miller (Tom Hanks) tells Pvt. Ryan (Matt Damon) to "earn this, earn it." Translation: Live a life worthy of the sacrifice so many made for you. In the final scene, decades later, an elderly Ryan visits Miller's grave in Normandy, France, and tells the headstone that he's remembered Miller's plea every day since. "I hope that...
  • Senator Alan Simpson will Speak Today at G.H.B.'s Tribute

    12/05/2018 8:39:13 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 20 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 12/5/18 | self
    Alan Simpson will speak today at George H. Bush’s tribute. His speech will be likely heart felt and perhaps sometimes light-hearted. Here are some of his funnier lines from the past._____________ “I watch Republicans, they give each other the saliva test of purity, and then they lose and they bitch for four years.” — — On the need for a socially tolerant, big tent Republican Party, in a Feb. 2012 interview with CBS’s Bob Schieffer. “[Social Security is] a milk cow with 310 million tits.” — in an August 2010 email, which he later apologized for. “If this had happened...
  • George H.W. Bush: Man of Character

    12/04/2018 12:24:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    I first met the man who would become America's 41st president in 1968. He was a Houston congressman and I was a young reporter for a local TV and radio station. My first impression was how kind he was to this "kid," who had just moved to Texas from the Washington, D.C., area and was just starting to learn the "language," like "fixing to go" and "y'all." Everyone who worked for George H.W. Bush, or knew him, has a story to tell. I have several. Mr. Bush was a letter writer like none other. I think I have an almost...
  • 9/11 Tribute: The Sound of Silence

    09/10/2018 8:02:27 PM PDT · by madison10 · 16 replies
    Various ^ | 2016 | Steve A
    Never forget
  • Jimmy Carter Calls Trump’s First Reaction To McCain’s Death ‘A Serious Mistake’

    08/28/2018 7:10:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 28, 2018 | David Moye
    Carter also said an additional statement Trump issued under fire is “still not as enthusiastic as it should be.” Jimmy Carter remains unimpressed with President Donald Trump’s belated effort to take note of and honor the late Sen. John McCain’s service to the U.S. In fact, the 93-year-old former president characterized it as “at best adequate.” Carter spoke with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday about Trump’s responses after McCain ― who endured torture as a POW during the Vietnam war, served more than 45 years in Congress and was the 2008 GOP presidential nominee ― died at his home in...
  • John McCain Epitomized A Dedication To His Country All Americans Should Share [BARF]

    08/28/2018 3:46:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/28/18 | Inez Feltscher Stepman
    Since the news broke of Sen. John McCain’s passing on Saturday night, tributes to the man, and his full life of public service, have been rolling in from all corners of the political spectrum. In testament to the respect he commanded even from his political opponents, two former rivals in presidential contests—Barack Obama and George W. Bush—will be among those to eulogize the senator at a service in his honor.While those who knew him better and shared the heavy burdens of leadership with him will speak for the country, I feel compelled to add this small token of gratitude for...
  • In Memoriam: With God and Richard Pipes

    05/22/2018 11:39:10 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 22, 2018 | Paul Kengor
    America loses its greatest scholar of Russia and communism. The most respected academic authority on the Russian Revolution, 20thcentury communism, and the Cold War has died. He was Richard Pipes, longtime professor of Russian history at Harvard, and a remarkable man. Where to start with an adequate tribute to Professor Pipes? I’ll start with some biographical observations and then finish with personal reflections. Richard Pipes was born in Poland on July 11, 1923. As a 16-year-old Jew at the time of Hitler’s invasion, Pipes mercifully escaped, thanks to a clever and shrewd father. He credited not only his father but...
  • John McCain is the single greatest political leader of our time (now they're going over the top!)

    05/12/2018 2:18:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 206 replies
    Washington post.com ^ | 5/11/18 | Dana Milbank
    At long last, have they left no sense of decency? White House official Kelly Sadler, during a meeting Thursday, had this to say about Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for opposing President Trump’s CIA nominee over her failure to condemn torture: “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.”
  • Billy Graham: Pastor to Presidents

    02/21/2018 7:08:30 AM PST · by oxcart · 35 replies
    Billy Graham has often said, “Whether the story of Christ is told in a huge stadium, across the desk of a powerful leader, or shared with a golfing companion, it satisfies a common hunger. All over the world, whenever I meet people face-to-face, I am made aware of this personal need among the famous and successful, as well as the lonely and obscure.” Every U.S. President since World War II has met with Billy Graham. Both Johnson and Nixon, the two who probably sought him the most, offered him high positions in government — which he quickly and politely refused....
  • A Very Special Man': Trump, Pence, Bush React to Billy Graham's Passing

    02/21/2018 7:42:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/21/2018
    President Donald Trump paid tribute to iconic Christian evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, who passed away Wednesday at age 99 at his home in Montreat, N.C. Trump took to Twitter to call Graham a great and very special man who will be missed by people of all faiths. The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2018 Graham, whose worldwide crusades and role as adviser to decades of U.S. presidents made him one of the best known religious...
  • The Preacher Who Walked With Presidents

    02/21/2018 1:28:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | David Stokes
    Fifty years ago, in the wake of the hard-fought 1968 presidential election, the nation faced what many assumed would be a turbulent transition. But it did not turn out that way. Whatever happened later, the country moved from what had been one of the most divisive campaigns in our history, to a comparatively calm and remarkably orderly (considering the times) transfer of power. This was due, in large part, to the combined and concerted efforts of two savvy politicians and a preacher. His name is Billy Graham, and he was born just four days before the guns fell silent ending...