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  • The Madmen of Benghazi - 8/22/2014

    French author and unabashed rightwinger Gerard De Villiers who passed away last fall at the age of 84 was hardly a household name in this country.

  • Race-Based Justice - 8/22/2014

    Among the demands of the "protesters" in Ferguson is that the investigation and prosecution of police officer Darren Wilson be taken away from St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch.

  • Trouble in Rome - 8/22/2014

    Pope Francis’… election is a compromise which will keep most traditionalists contented, if not exactly enthused, while giving the reformist zealots another decade or so to select a strong, charismatic candidate for their long-planned onslaught.

  • The Recovery That Wasn't - 8/21/2014

    According to economists, the US economy began recovering from the recession back in 2009. However, last week brought further confirmation that there has been no economic recovery for many Americans.

  • Functionally atheist government schools - 8/20/2014

    A couple of times in my writings for Chronicles I’ve mentioned “functionally atheist government schools.” That’s what they’ve been since the early 1960s, when several U.S. Supreme Court edicts effectively banned any mention of religion, or anything approaching religion, from public schools.

  • Confronting the Islamic State - 8/20/2014

    The horrendous murder of James Foley by the Islamic State (IS) is more than just another display of jihadist savagery, reminiscent of the death of Daniel Pearl in 2002. Its strategic purpose is to provoke a wave of indignation at home, and to get the United States directly involved in yet another unwinnable Middle Eastern war.

  • Madame Claude’s Forebears - 8/20/2014

    “She was vicious,” commented the Paris Match journalist Dany Jucaud. “She reduced the entire world to rich men wanting sex and poor women wanting money.”

  • Assyrian Genocide: Ongoing and Forgotten - 8/19/2014

    The recent massacres and expulsions of Iraqi Christians are only the latest chapter in the genocide of the ancient and exclusively Christian Assyrians, a continuation of the bloody campaign that took place in the Ottoman Empire, Persia, and Iraq throughout the 20th Century.

  • Is Ferguson Our Future? - 8/19/2014

    What we are witnessing in Ferguson today, and nationally, is not only a collision of reported facts, but also a clash of visions about America.

  • Fear and Loathing in Ferguson - 8/15/2014

    The recent riots in majority-black Ferguson, Missouri have seized the attention of the world. Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown, universally described by the media as an "unarmed Black teenager" was shot and killed by a police officer.

  • The Islamic State Consolidated - 8/15/2014

    A week ago American planes were used for the first time to bomb Islamic State (IS) targets in northern Iraq. President Obama’s decision to authorize limited airstrikes has not changed the military balance, however.

  • Why I write - 8/13/2014

    Why do I write? The first answer that comes to mind is: “I don’t know.” On reflection, a second answer emerges with a gravelly croak, like a fat, patriarchal frog among pond lilies: “Because they pay me.”

  • Summer Reading, Part III - 8/12/2014

    The last three summers (2011-2013), I indulged in a genre of books, which my Catholic friends found to be curious.

  • Is ISIS 'An Existential Threat'? - 8/12/2014

    U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens of thousands of Yazidis, trapped and starving on a mountain in Iraq, have escaped to safety in Kurdistan.

  • Rockford Institute Welcomes VP Tom Piatak - 8/11/2014

    The Rockford Institute would like to welcome Thomas Piatak as its Executive Vice President.