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Obama’s Enforcer Eric Holder’s Justice Department by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky

It's much worse than you know. A new book by John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky, details how the government, in particular, the DoJ has been subverted and perverted in an unprecedented manner, since the President and his "enforcer" took charge.Read the rest of this entry »

July 17, 2014   No Comments

If you like your teacher…

Common Core, the stealth invasion of public education, is now joined by another little known federal initiative. It is called “Excellent Educators for All,“ and it, too, is courtesy of President Obama and his education consigliere Arne Duncan. Read the rest of this entry »

July 14, 2014   2 Comments

Enough To Make You Sick

While the president’s wife frets that school lunches are not healthy enough for the nation’s children, neither she nor the president are concerned about a much more serious threat to the health of the nation’s children and, for that matter, adults, as well.Read the rest of this entry »

July 9, 2014   2 Comments

America Lite How Imperial Academia Dismantled Our Culture (and Ushered in the Obamacrats) By  David Gelernter

America Light not a cheerful book, although the author leavens it with large helpings of humor. And he does manage to end on a hopeful note. He reminds readers that America has a history of over coming bad times. He declares that we will do it again. Read the rest of this entry »

July 7, 2014   4 Comments

Bloody Spring Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy’s Fate By Joseph Wheelan

Bloody Spring is a valuable addition to the Civil War compendium. One reviewer said that the book reads like a novel and that is correct. Except, of course, readers already know how this story ends. Bloody Spring is well written and engrossing. But it is not a book that can be read with equanimity.Read the rest of this entry »

June 18, 2014   No Comments

Kids in Cages (Fundamentally Transforming America)

Another stunning example of how the president intends to "fundamentally transform America." The fact that he gets to stick it to our home state (Arizona) only makes it that much better for him.Read the rest of this entry »

June 13, 2014   No Comments

An Interview With Diana West

Diana West, author of American Betrayal, graciously consented to an interview with Marcia. Ms. West has been excoriated by some members of the conservative media, accused of being a crackpot and closet John Birch Society member. Apparently many of her critics never bothered to read her book, though, or check her voluminous research. This reviewer has read her book and the subsequent rebuttal against her attackers.Read the rest of this entry »

June 11, 2014   4 Comments

West of the Revolution An Uncommon History of 1776 By Claudio Saunt

West of the Revolution provides readers with an enlarged perspective of that seminal year in American history and the illustrations help to locate the reader in the political geography of the time. I suspect most readers, like this reviewer, did not know what they didn’t know before reading West of the Revolution.Read the rest of this entry »

June 2, 2014   No Comments

Memorial Day

Herman Melville’s novels are familiar to most high school students (or they used to be) but his poetry is another matter. I am guessing that, outside the literary world, most people are not aware he wrote poetry. This blogger made …

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May 26, 2014   1 Comment

Post Script to American Betrayal by Diana West

Martin recently informed this reviewer that Diana West has written a book-length Rebuttal to negative reviews of American Betrayal. That being unusual, it was necessary to read the reviews to discover what all the fuss was about. Fuss is not the proper word. That’s like saying ingesting hemlock causes a tummy ache. For sheer vitriol, invective and downright nastiness these reviews would be a challenge to match.Read the rest of this entry »

May 21, 2014   2 Comments