Charles Payne: America’s Lost Generation


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A new era of hopelessness for the country’s youth — and how conservatives can turn the tide.

From the Writings of David Horowitz: April 5, 2010


I have never identified myself as a “neo-conservative” because belonging to a younger political generation I did not share some of the social attitudes of the neo-conservative founders. Since attitude is fundamental to some conservative perspectives, I have preferred to define my own. To be a conservative in America, from [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: March 26, 2010


We wrote Destructive Generation in the mid-Eighties because of the way that Sixties radicalism was continuing to influence how America thought and felt twenty years after the fact. Today, another twenty years further on, the Sixties is still the undead decade. Far from being yesterday’s news, as it should be, it is still the white [...]

Tom Brokaw Lets Baby Boomers Off the Hook


In Tom Brokaw’s documentary Boomers!, which aired last week, the main subjects — six baby boomers — asked the narrator at the end of the program what he thought a good word was to describe the baby boomer legacy. To which Brokaw answers, “Unrealized.”
Brokaw had spent the better part of the two-hour documentary describing how [...]

What to Tell Our Daughters


This morning I found my almost 10-year old daughter with a towel wrapped around her head so that it was draping down past her waist. She was pretending to be a bride. “This is what my veil will look like when I get married, Mom. Do you think it’s pretty?”
And then, this: “Mom? Why did [...]

NewsReal Sunday: The End of a Dynasty? Patrick Kennedy Bows Out


Representative Patrick Kennedy has announced that he is not running for re-election; an unheard of event in the last generation, but it may be a sign that the magic of the Kennedy clan has faded among today’s Catholic voters.
For the past four decades, a portrait of President John F. Kennedy was proudly displayed on the walls of Irish Catholic homes, between the [...]

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”—Whose Morale-ity Will Win?


My maternal grandfather and my father both had something to hide. One made it into military service, the other didn’t.
Growing up as a poor boy in the country my grandfather was a crack-shot and, like most in his generation was eager to serve his country. He slipped through the medical exams and the eye tests. In many [...]

The State Of The Union Address Obama Should Give


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A Frontpage symposium on the president’s big speech.

Jeff Jacoby: Reclaiming the People’s Seat – The Boston Globe


IT REALLY is the people’s seat, and yesterday the people took it back. But in electing Scott Brown instead of Martha Coakley to replace the late Ted Kennedy in the US Senate, Massachusetts voters did more than hand the GOP its most improbable and thrilling come-from-behind victory in a generation. They did more than embrace […]

Is America Still Making Men?


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The good man is a glory of civilization; the bad man ruins it.