Unassuming housewife inspired Teddy Roosevelt

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_4084771" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Julia Ward Howe[/caption] Five dollars was all she was paid by the Atlantic Monthly Magazine for her poem, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," more…

Women's studies too vagina-centric? Profs divided

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE COLLEGE FIX) — Women’s studies professors are now divided over whether women’s studies is too vagina-centric. The controversy centers on a planned panel called “Pregnancy Without Women” more…

1 prayer that affected American history

by Bill Federer -- When British troops descended on Boston, the Continental Congress' first official act was to request Rev. Jacob Duché, pastor of Philadelphia's Christ Church, to open in prayer: "Tuesday, more…

Western heritage in bull's-eye, warns author

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_3949201" align="aligncenter" width="600"] William Shakespeare[/caption] In 1988, Rev. Jesse Jackson led a mob of students at Stanford University in chanting "Western Civ has got to go!" In more…

Prof urges conservatives to defy 'liberal elitism'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CAMPUSREFORM) — Colleges desperately need conservative students,” asserts Clay Routledge, a psychology professor at North Dakota State University. In an essay for the James G. Martin Center titled more…

Why FDR is considered conservative by today's standards

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2706655" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Franklin D. Roosevelt[/caption] Franklin D. Roosevelt warned at Madison Square Garden, Oct. 28, 1940: "We guard against the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may more…

Behind the bid to put human cells in a pig

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_4090601" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Human-pig chimera (courtesy National Geographic)[/caption] WASHINGTON – Pushing the boundaries of medical ethics, scientists announced last week they have created the first successful human-animal more…