With the nation’s news dominated by reports of political corruption (most recently, the Clintons’ apparent use of “pay to play” schemes during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as U.S. secretary of state), sexual harassment scandals pandemic among the nation’s elites, extreme vulgarization
Writing at The Daily Caller, Carthage College economics professor Yuri Maltsev discusses the horrors perpetrated by Communism over the decades of its rule over the Soviet Union and other nations around the world, some of which have yet to throw
It is axiomatic that all active players in the National Football League should stand respectfully as the national anthem is played before their games. I say this not as a political or moral judgment on their actions but as a
In a speech in Warsaw, Poland today, U.S. President Donald Trump powerfully asserted an unabashed belief in Western (indeed, Christian) values and expressed a traditional American sense of optimism and determination in promising to defend those values and the people who
Heartland Institute Director of Publications S.T. Karnick, and Director of Communications Jim Lakely discuss how America is fundamentally exceptional as a result of its foundation on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. America’s inherent exceptionality derives
In recent decades, Hollywood films have been decidedly ambivalent in their attitudes toward the United States as a nation and the American people. A very large number of films have probed the less-savory moments of our nation’s history, and some
In a poverty-stricken neighborhood of early twentieth century St. Louis, a hardworking black washer-woman in her early thirties encountered an embarrassing and then-intractable problem: her hair was falling out. Born Sarah Breedlove in 1867 to parents who had recently been freed from slavery, raised by her sister and cruel brother-in-law, married at the age of fourteen and widowed a few years later with a two-year-old daughter in tow, the woman who would come to be known as Madam C. J. Walker rejected self-pity and set out to do something about it.
This 106th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan provides an apt occasion to reflect on what was surely a keystone of the 40th president’s thoughts on government: the idea of American Exceptionalism. Reagan is justly known for his expressions