American history

Hillsdale College

Conservative college’s curriculum gets foothold in S. Dakota – Associated Press

Photo: Shaun Nielsen stands for a portrait in Sioux Park in Rapid City, S.D. A few days before middle school teacher Shaun Nielsen joined a work group to develop South Dakota’s social studies standards, he got a thick package in the mail. Sent from Hillsdale, Michigan, home to a conservative private college enjoying outsize influence

Arizona Today with Lyle Rapacki

Arizona Today – Interview with Patrick Henry, one of our Founding Fathers – Part 2

In the second part of Dr. Rapacki’s interview with Patrick Henry, they discuss the role of the church in the American revolution, and Mr. Henry gives his “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech.   Dr. Lance Hurley (the re-enactor who plays Patrick Henry) has written a book, titled Christian America: Come Back to Me.

Biden Administration

Why retired generals, like new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, rarely lead the Pentagon

Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin has been confirmed by the Senate as the next secretary of defense. AP Photo/Susan Walsh  Dwight Stirling, University of Southern California By all accounts, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, just confirmed by the Senate to lead the U.S. Defense Department, is eminently qualified to be secretary of defense. A man who


National Guard sleeping in the Capitol an echo of Civil War

To most Americans, the sight of armed National Guard troops sleeping in the Capitol Rotunda this past week was shocking and disturbing. To me, it was an echo of the far-distant past. “Don’t despond,” Maj. Bowman Bigelow Breed wrote to his anxious wife back home in Massachusetts as his comrades lounged around him on the


Civics Education Critical for National Security, Former Officials Say

A trio of retired military leaders joined a former Department of Homeland Security official on Monday to highlight the importance of K-12 civics education as a national security issue. Retired Navy Adm. William McRaven called on Americans to know both their rights and their duties as citizens, including the basics such as voting, communicating with elected


‘We holds these truths to be’ A, B or C? Citizenship test gets harder

The good news for prospective citizens is that they will soon have more time to take the civics test that has long been a critical part of the citizenship process. The bad news is that, beginning next week, the test will be twice as long. And harder. And there’s no bonus for getting a passing