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Court Establishes Precedent in Favor of Land Use  
The Virginia Supreme Court has established an important precedent in favor of property owners and against environmentalist limitations on land use. Wetlands America Trust v. White Cloud Nine Ventures, 2016 Va. LEXIS 12 (Feb. 12, 2016). 06-18-16
Patent Settlement Largest Ever for Computers  
America produces more than 90% of the useful inventions in the entire world, in part because the United States has always had the greatest protections for the property rights of inventors. Ever since our Founders took a break from the Constitutional Convention to watch a demonstration of a new invention known as the steamboat, and then inserted the Patent Clause into the U.S. Constitution, inventors have been inspired to create and obtain patents here. 06-07-16
Arrest for Interrupting Officer Leads to Invalidation of Ordinance  
When a passenger gave advice to the driver of a car that he did not have to comply with a request by a police officer to submit to a voluntary field sobriety test, the officer arrested the passenger for repeatedly interrupting him. The passenger was then convicted for violating a Carson City, Nevada ordinance that made it a crime to "for any person to hinder, obstruct, resist, delay, molest or threaten to hinder, obstruct, resist, delay or molest any city officer or member of the sheriff's office . . . in the discharge of his official duties." 05-30-16
Justice Scalia's Last Words from the Bench  
When Supreme Court Justice Scalia unexpectedly passed away at a remote hunting ranch on February 13th, he left us with a legacy rich in colorful writing. His best work was not in cobbling together majorities on the Court as liberal Justice William Brennan had done from the other side, but in tossing the literary equivalent of Molotov cocktails at incoherent liberal opinions. 05-22-16
Second Amendment Victory for Patients  
In a long-running legal battle called "Docs vs. Glocks" (a Glock is a popular handgun), which includes liberal medical societies challenging a Florida pro-Second Amendment law, a federal appellate court has ruled in favor of the Second Amendment. This highly watched litigation is a tremendous victory for gun owners everywhere. 04-30-16
Farmers Win Property Rights in Raisins  
A popular American love song in the 1960s, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," was later featured with singing animated raisins in a humorous ad campaign in the 1980s. The wildly successful ads were actually sponsored by a state governmental entity, the California Raisin Advisory Board, in its promotional efforts for California farmers. Today California produces 40% of the raisins in the entire world, and exports a third of its massive raisin crop. 04-26-16
Freedom for 'Happy Birthday' after 80 Years  
The most popular song in the world is the familiar "Happy Birthday," which hundreds of millions sing every year by heart: "Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you. . . ." Some may be astonished to learn that restaurants, theater groups, movie producers, and other businesses have been forced for decades to pay royalties for their every use of this song, based on a 1935 copyright. 03-26-16
Decision on Birthright Citizenship  
The father, Mr. Thomas, was an American citizen serving in our Armed Forces in Germany, whose wife was a citizen of Kenya. One day in 1986, they welcomed the joyous birth of their son Jermaine Amani Thomas on an American military base in Germany. Nearly three decades later, the question arose in a U.S. Court of Appeals as to whether this baby boy had acquired "birthright citizenship," meaning whether he became an American citizen automatically at birth. 03-03-16
5 Years in Jail for Having a BB Gun!  
The annual sales of BB or pellet guns total $3.2 million each year. Some are Christmas presents to boys, as in the classic movie "A Christmas Story" (1983), where all the boy wanted for Christmas was a BB gun. 01-30-16
Comics Ride Batmobile to Victory  
The "Batmobile" is the cool car that Batman drove while fighting the bad guys of Gotham. It first appeared in comic books and was then featured in both the Batman television series of 1966 and a movie starring Michael Keeton in 1989. 01-15-16

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Five Presidents   
From the opening scene of newly minted Secret Service agent Clint Hill sneaking the body of Mamie Eisenhower's mother's dead nurse out of her Denver home, Five Presidents is a page-turner. Abandoned as a baby, Hill was adopted into a North Dakota family. After a stint in the Army, he had a 1955 encounter that left him impressed by Secret Service agents. He decided to become one.  08-05-17
How the Republican Party Became Pro-Life   
In this book, the late conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly chronicles the four decades during which the pro-life fight against abortion became a bedrock issue in the Republican Party. The book begins with how abortion became legal.  07-13-17
The Snapping of the American Mind   
WND ( Managing Editor David Kupelian sees firsthand the mess leftists are making of the nation. They've had their way with many laws and institutions, making some almost unrecognizable. Politicians with agendas join forces with the elite media that promulgates disinformation campaigns. Radical organizations direct narratives. All this has fueled popular opinion shifts on important issues; many have been convinced to accept policies that in years past they firmly rejected.  06-14-17
The Collapse of Parenting   
Childrearing books abound, but this one can undo the harm inflicted by permissive, self-esteem peddlers. Americans are noticing a higher than acceptable level of disrespect and unruly behavior among young people. Some college students seem to believe the world owes them something, plus they are "fragile"; many high schoolers don't try as hard as they should; and there are too many obese children and students taking prescribed drugs to control behavior in K-12 classrooms.  04-30-17
Rise of the Tyrant   
In this book, William Federer consolidates information about both the successful and the failed civilizations of the world. He tracks and analyzes their rise, and sometimes their fall, and does so using quotes and historical references.  04-25-17
An Article V Constitutional Convention is a terrible idea. It is an insidious and dangerous plan that is being advanced by some conservative pundits and politicians as well as by enemies of conservatism. Article V of the United States Constitution contains a provision that allows two-thirds of the states to call a convention to propose Amendments. Those Amendments would then need to be ratified by three-fourths of the states.  03-18-17
In December of 2015, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, titled "The kind of president we need." A synopsis of his op-ed might say that Gates hopes for a truthful, resolute, problem-solving, and unifying President, who understands that power is divided among three branches of government.  06-09-16
Crouching Tiger   
While America focuses elsewhere, the Communist Chinese regime and its citizens quietly gear up to overtake the world, militarily and economically. Little attention is being paid to China, Chinese-Russian, or Chinese-North Korean alliances, as evidenced by presidential debates that don't even include it on agendas. Meanwhile, China is waging economic warfare on the U.S. and is preparing for military domination, of at least its region.  05-29-16
Social Justice Isn't What You Think It Is   
Reclaiming the term "social justice" from progressives may seem as hopeless as saving the word gay or retrieving the rainbow from its appropriation by homosexual activists. But authors Novak and Adams make a valiant effort.  05-14-16
Wealth, Poverty, and Politics   
The latest book by this renowned economist exposes false narratives about wealth, as attained by nations and by individuals. He eviscerates progressive redistribution as a means of achieving "equality," and proves that outcomes vary according to effort, not strictly by chance or birthright.  04-28-16
With passage of the $1.15 trillion budget in December of 2015, it's clear that politicians are pushing the U.S. toward fiscal catastrophe. This book examines the specific ways government policies betray young Americans, who will ultimately pay the price.  04-05-16
The Complete Infidel's Guide to ISIS   
2015 ended with terrorist attacks in Beirut, Paris, and San Bernardino, California. These killings were carried out or encouraged by the Islamic State (ISIS), a Caliphate that has far-reaching goals, wields great power, and is wealthy.  03-22-16
Truth Overruled   Truth Overruled first establishes that the Supreme Court made a grave mistake in the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which forces all states to grant same-sex marriage licenses. Anderson proves this by recapping the opinions of the dissenting Justices.  01-31-16
Point of Attack   
Point of Attack makes the case that modern wars will often be fought within nations, rather than between them, and that recent and likely future threats will come from rogue nations, rather than from major powers.  01-13-16

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March / April 2016  
America's 'Last Chance'
Before the first ballots for our next president were cast in Iowa on February 1, Senator Jeff Sessions gave a round of interviews declaring that 2016 "is the last chance for the American people to take back control of their government." Sessions said, "This election is different because we have pell mell erosion of law, [and] the constitutional order...  Click here for the full story.
China Seeks Hegemony in East Asia
A U.S. Congressional hearing on Feb. 23 was very revealing. The U.S. Pacific Commander, Admiral Harry Harris, appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee and all U.S. Senators and presidential candidates should carefully read his message. He said, "I believe China seeks hegemony in East Asia. Simple as that."  Click here for the full story.
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