It’s about damn time. Yesterday, President Obama announced that he will personally participate in delivering a devastating blow to ISIS. This news came at the same time as United States military sources confirmed that the American Air Force could not take out ISIS oil tankers because we ran out of bullets.
As one of our more than 6.9 million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and senators today and ask them to support the resolutions of disapproval against the EPA’s new air quality standards for ozone emissions. The House resolution, sponsored by Congressman Paul Gosar, is H.J.Res. 74; the Senate version, sponsored by Senator Jeff Flake, is S.J.Res. 25.
Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack party with everyone from Marilyn Monroe and James Dean to Muhammad Ali and President Kennedy in never-before-seen photos
- Never-before-seen photos of Frank Sinatra and the Rat pack appear in the new book The Rat Pack
- The group is seen with Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Muhammad Ali in the books stunning pictures
- There are also photos of Sinatra and President Kennedy, whose sister Patricia was married to Rat Pack member Peter Lawford
In the wake of the Paris attacks, historian Niall Ferguson has suggested that Western Civilization is now reprising the story of the Roman Empire in the 5th century A.D., with Muslims cast in the roles of the invading barbarians. But his recent invocation of “The Fall of Rome” is a rhetorical maneuver and not a serious attempt to engage with the history of the late Roman Empire: rather than a genuine search for insights, Ferguson has summoned a weary specter from a haunted mansion, knowing well even before he did so just what words of warning it would wail.
The Spirit of Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! And in celebrating Thanksgiving, why not pause to reflect on it? Thanksgiving seems to be a distinctively American holiday (with the possible exception of Canada). Other nations have independence days, memorial days, days commemorating the birthdays of their great leaders, etc.–but I’m not sure there’s anything elsewhere much like Thanksgiving. And within the American tradition, Thanksgiving has always seemed to me an appropriate bookend to Independence Day. July 4th celebrates patriotic self-assertion, political independence and human self-government, Thanksgiving recognizes the other side of the coin, our dependence on something higher than us and our gratitude towards that higher being’s beneficence.