Current Articles of Interest

Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama and the Lessons of History

By Matt Spivey

As an educator, I am always interested in discovering how schools and teachers implement American and world events into curriculum. With the historic inauguration of the nation's first black president, one can imagine the materials for instruction at all ages are more than abundant.

In fact, the Obama camp has even prodded teachers along by coordinating with the NEA and AFT to create lesson plans and activities for learning from and about the inaugural process. These include valuable writing projects on speech crafting and reading assignments with historical, political, and cultural content and context. But there are a few facts of history of which many students today are not aware. And if the teachers themselves have the facts, we can surmise that such information is being withheld from young people for the ideological protection of our liberal educators. Full Story at American Thinker

Bush and the Bush-Haters

By J.R. Dunn

There is one thing certain to go through Barack Obama's mind during the inauguration: at one point or another, while glancing at George W. Bush, he will consider the treatment that Bush got as president and hope to God he suffers nothing even vaguely similar.

It can be stated without fear of serious argument that no previous president has been treated as brutally, viciously, and unfairly as George W. Bush. Full story at American Thinker

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

from Fr. Frank Pavone's Blog

Today our nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought for the equal dignity of every human life against the evil of segregation. “If we are to have peace on earth,” he wrote, “we must be concerned about…the sacredness of all human life. Man is a child of God, made in his image, and must be respected as such.” When we truly believe this, he continued, “we won’t kill anybody.”

Many who knew Dr. King assert that if he were alive today, he would be with us in the pro-life movement.

We should note that in Dr. King we honor a man who broke the law and was thrown in jail, because he was opposing a law that was unjust. It’s a good reminder, especially for those who think that no law should ever be broken.

–Fr. Frank

Guest Opinion: When is a racist a racist?

By Rev. Dr. Clenard Childress

Black Genocide (

America should look very carefully into the silence and compliance of those in Congress who refuse to hold Planned Parenthood accountable.

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (Black - Imagine for a moment you heard the following comments over the air waves or read them in your local newspaper. Would you consider this person to be a Racist? Full story at Catholic Online

I'll Never Forget Sept. 20, 2001

Posted by Bobby Eberle
January 19, 2009 at 7:35 am
After eight years in office, President Bush bids farewell to the presidency this week and returns to private life. His two terms in office will be studied for years, and his true legacy will not be known for some time.

There was much President Bush did with which I disagreed, and I will primarily leave that for another time. For now, I'd like to reflect on a date that transformed America... a date that moved America from a nation in mourning to a nation on the mend... a date that helped turn American grief into American resolve: September 20, 2001. Full story at GOPUSA

Pro-Life Advocates Hold First of Slew of Events Nationwide Condemning Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 18
, 2009

Washington, DC ( -- Over the weekend, pro-life advocates began holding the first of thousands of national, state and local events to mourn the 36th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions. Full story at

Obama has little in common with Lincoln

by Star Parker

It's ironic that Barack Obama chooses to infuse these opening days of his presidency with the imagery of Abraham Lincoln.
I don't think there could be two more different men. Understanding why may help us think about what to expect in the days ahead. (continued...)

Bush Showed U.S. Is No Paper Tiger

This is one of the best articles I have read about the treatment President George W. Bush had received.  

By Debra Saunders

From the day President Bush took office, the long knives were out for him -- in ways they will not (and should not) be out for President-elect Barack Obama. The chattering class saw Dubya as a walking style crime in a cowboy suit. They hit Bush for everything -- for the way he mangled syntax, for the books he read and because he worked out too much.
Note that now that the buff Obama is taking office, stories gushing about Obama's daily workouts flood the channels. Oh, yes, and the same people who belittled Bush for sending troops to war even though he only served in the National Guard somehow do not seem to notice Obama's utter lack of military experience. (continued...)