The Truth About Thanksgiving

Michael Medved (Seattle’s resident conservative guru) with an excellent Prager U video that dispels many of the myths about the first Thanksgiving.

And this one is for all of the liberal relatives you will be dining with soon:

Tuesday Open Thread

Last night I gave a speech at our leadership institute entitled “Civility in Uncivil Times” the gist of which is that we are not necessarily more uncivil than other times in our past (as the above cartoon printed by Andrew Jackson supporters in 1828 attests — ditto JQA’s followers hounding Mrs. Jackson to her […]

Friday Open Thread

On this date in 1793, Stephen F. Austin, “The Father of Texas” was born.

Thursday Open Thread

Ottoman troops in retreat from Lule Burgas across the bridge at Karisdiran. (1912)

On this date in 1912 the Bulgarian Army defeated the Ottoman Turks at The Battle of Lule Burgas during the First Balkan War.

Wednesday Open Thread

Reformation Day — 500 +1.

Wiping Away America

Earlier this week, I held an impromptu history lesson for my 7 year-old son, where I taught him about Christopher Columbus. Why did I do this? Because his public school teachers had taught him nothing about the man. There was no school holiday for Columbus Day, and no lesson about him. Apparently the explorer […]

Happy Columbus Day!

I love both of these tweets. Happy Columbus Day, Threedonia!

Gun Control? People Control

The Tower of Babel, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Doug Wilson nails the heart of the gun control debate over at Blog and Mablog.

To take one pertinent example, the communists, in the course of their vile career, murdered approximately 100 million people. Whenever unbelieving man builds a Tower of Babel, it is so that […]

Lies, Damned Lies, And Hollywood Lies

Scene from American Made.

The new Tom Cruise movie American Made, in which Cruise plays real-life pilot-turned-smuggler Barry Seal, opened this weekend. While most critics agree that it’s a fairly entertaining comedic thriller, it has a disturbing anti-Reagan bent, and peddles a number of lies to push that agenda. National Review’s Kyle Smith details […]

Saturday Open Thread