A more elegant wielder of the pen than Joe Sobran was always hard to find. After devouring something he had written, most of his readers would summarize, “How nicely that was phrased,” or “I wish I could write like that.”
John William Finn, the last survivor of the 15 Navy veterans who received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, died on May 27 at the Veterans Home of California in Chula Vista. Finn, who retired from the Navy in 1956 with the rank of Lieutenant, was 100 years old.
Former John Birch Society writer and speaker Alan Stang succumbed to cancer in his home state of Texas on July 19th. Stang was born and raised in New York City. Once a New York City taxicab driver and ballroom dance instructor, he was a graduate of City College of New York and Columbia University. He became a writer/producer for shows featuring television personality Mike Wallace.
More than a decade ago, when Rush Limbaugh was ascending to his version of heaven (the one where dollars flow his way), he also travelled the country giving speeches. In an appearance in Daytona Beach, he told his adoring public, "The reason I do what I do, the way I do it, is to get the largest radio audience possible to get the largest dollar amount I can for commercials. It’s a business — strictly a business."
One of America’s most familiar voices fell silent on February 28. Legendary news commentator Paul Harvey died with family members at his side at a hospital near his winter home in Phoenix. There cannot be too many Americans who have never heard him introduce his program with “Stand by for news!” over six decades. He regularly supplied generally conservative and homespun commentaries that appealed to almost everyone.
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The New American magazine, a bi-weekly magazine of The John Birch Society, evaluates the events of the nation and provides political and social commentary and a forum for the exchange of ideas. We pride ourselves in delivering honest news and the truth behind what is reported in the mainstream news. Our team of researchers helps to confirm facts and figures before being published. We strive to go above and beyond to track down the real stories currently threatening American freedoms under the Constitution.
We also cover those important topics and story angles that the mainstream media does not. For instance, we have published articles on the dissenting side of the global warming debate, created awareness of the possible creation of the North American Union and reported on the abuses of the Child Protection Services agencies. You will not see much of this in other print news magazines.
In addition to the print magazine, we also maintain this web site, which generates more than a million page views each month. Visitors browse stories, feature articles and other news items that keep them coming back frequently.
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Copy Editor Position for The New American
The New American, a national conservative/constitutionalist political affairs magazine, is looking for a full-time copy editor with both editing and writing experience. Prior work in an editorial office preferred but not a prerequisite. Applicant must have an understanding of constitutional principles of limited government. Samples of your written material expected. Duties will include working principally on the online edition of the magazine (updated every weekday) as well as on the print edition (published twice a month). Contact Production Manager Joe Kelly. Specify “copy editor” in subject title.
Job Requirements: Relocation to Appleton, Wisconsin
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Email: Joe Kelly
c/o The New American
770 N. Westhill Blvd.
Appleton, WI 54914
Bob Adelmann is a graduate of Cornell University with two degrees, including a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in economics and finance. Bob’s career path took him from insurance into estate planning, and then into investment and tax planning. After the stock market crash in October of 1987, Bob started his own investment management company that grew to over $15 million in less than 10 years. He then sold the company to his son in 1996 and now concentrates on writing for TNA.
Raven Clabough was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and is the oldest of five children. She acquired both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English at the University of Albany in upstate New York. She currently lives in Pennsylvania and has been a writer for TNA since January 2010.
Thomas Eddlem has written for TNA for over a decade and has 20+ years of experience as a journalist. He graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelors of Arts in political science and a minor in history. Tom teaches high school history and is also a radio producer for Salem Radio Boston WROL/AM950. Prior to becoming a contributor Tom was the director of research for The New American.
Larry Greenley was born in Independence, Iowa. He grew up in the Waterloo, Iowa, area then went on to college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Humanities (philosophy) and Science (molecular biology). He went on to two years of graduate studies in philosophy and psychology at the University of Iowa. He also studied American and European history on the graduate level for many years as a part-time student at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Larry spent 24 years of his career in marketing and sales of scientific products for biological research labs. He joined the staff of The John Birch Society in 1996 as a field coordinator, then served as director of research from 2001 to 2004, director of marketing from 2004 to 2010, and is currently director of missions.
Regular contributor Ed Hiserodt graduated from the first aerospace engineering class at the University of Alabama. He is currently an aerospace engineer and the president of Controls & Power, Inc. With the cooperation of numerous scientific researchers, he authored “Underexposed: What if Radiation is Actually GOOD for you?” Ed writes articles primarily related to energy, science and engineering.
R. Cort Kirkwood
R. Cort Kirkwood holds a master’s degree from Boston University and bachelor’s degree from Loyola College in Baltimore. He has been writing about American politics and culture for more than 20 years. In addition to writing for TNA, Cort has also written for Chronicles, National Review, The Remnant, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Orange County Register, Taki’s Top Drawer online magazine, and LewRockwell.com.
Patrick Krey is a freelance writer for The New American. Patrick holds a master’s, juris doctorate and a master’s of law from the University of Buffalo. He is also an Attorney admitted to practice in New York State and Federal Court. Patrick’s writings have been published online at JBS.org, PrisonPlanet.com, Antiwar.com, Inforwars.com, and The Tenth Amendment Center. He serves as the President of Catholic Attorneys for Life and Liberty, Inc.
Alex Newman, a regular contributor, earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida in December 2007. Alex has been working for TNA as a freelance journalist and also owns a consulting firm. His frequent topics include economics, education, finance, banking, business and politics. Alex grew up in Latin America, Europe, and Africa, giving him a unique insight into world events.
Joe Wolverton, regular contributor since 2004, is a native of Osceola, Arkansas, but as the child of a career soldier, he was raised primarily in Europe, graduating from high school in Frankfurt, Germany. Joe received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University in 1995 and his Juris Doctorate in 2001 from the University of Memphis.
John McManus not only serves as publisher for TNA, but also as the president of The John Birch Society (JBS). John earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Holy Cross College, followed by a commission in the United States Marine Corps. He served three years of active duty, after which he had a career as an electronics engineer before joining the JBS staff. John is the author of several books, including “Changing Commands: The Betrayal of America’s Military,” “Financial Terrorism: Hijacking America Under the Threat of Bankruptcy,” “William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment,” and “The Insiders.” He is also a frequent guest on talk shows on both radio and television.
Gary Benoit is the editor of The New American. Gary graduated magna cum laude in physics from the University of Lowell (now the University of Massachusetts — Lowell) in 1976 and joined the staff of The John Birch Society the following year. Over the years, he has held a number of positions with JBS including director of research prior to becoming editor of TNA.
William F. Jasper
William F. Jasper is the senior editor of TNA. William earned a bachelor’s degree in child psychology and education from the University of Idaho. He has a well-earned reputation as one of America’s top investigative reporters and has attended several international conferences hosted by the United Nations. He is most known for his work on the Oklahoma City bombing and its aftermath. William has also authored two books, “Global Tyranny … Step by Step” and “The United Nations Exposed.”
The associate editor of TNA, Kurt Williamsen is, by his own description, “a Jack of all trades, master of none.” He has worked as a lifeguard, dishwasher, landscaper, carpenter, roofer, concrete worker, shoe salesman, building products salesman, telemarketing rep, English teacher and now associate editor. He has undergraduate degrees in business administration/marketing and secondary English.
Warren Mass is the web editor of TNA. Warren has worked for two major book publishers in New York City and for an entertainment industry newspaper in Los Angeles. He has written for the JBS Bulletin since 1975, Long Beach Island magazine (New Jersey) in the mid 1980s and The New American since 1986.
Joe Kelly is the art director and production manager for The New American. Joe studied art and holds a degree in graphic design and visual communications from the Art Institute of Dallas. He is responsible for the layout, design and production of each magazine and helps with the overall look and feel of TheNewAmerican.com.
Katie Carder is a graphic design intern for The New American. She is a native of Appleton, Wisconsin. Katie will be graduating in May of 2012 from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree with an art-graphic design emphasis and a religious studies minor. She has worked as an intern since mid 2011, mainly working on the magazine, but has also been involved in other projects for JBS.
Bill Hahn is the public relations and marketing manager for TNA. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and gained valuable PR and marketing experience in the construction and publishing industries early in his career. He has been with TNA since 2007.
Julie DuFrane is the advertising and circulation manager for TNA. She has been employed at TNA headquarters in Appleton, Wis. since it opened in 1989. Julie owns, with her husband, a restaurant in Menasha called the WeatherVane.
The New American: The Essential News Source
The New American, a biweekly magazine, is the essential news source for freedom-loving Americans.
Our editorial point of view is guided by our support of the U.S. Constitution and the principles upon which our Constitution is based. Specifically, we want to restore and retain the values and vision that made America great — limited government under the Constitution, the freedoms our Constitution guarantees, and the personal responsibility a free people must exercise to stay free. In the area of foreign policy, our editorial point of view is based on avoiding foreign entanglements and going to war only when necessary to defend our country and citizens. Our purpose is encapsulated by the slogan appearing on the cover of The New American “That freedom shall not perish.”
As you can see, unlike myriad news organs that deceptively slant the news while claiming to be "objective," The New American forthrightly acknowledges an editorial point of view. But, that aside, we always approach the news honestly, relying on facts and reason to make our case and allowing the chips to fall where they may.
Our coverage and analysis does not "rehash" the news but probes deeper to discover the real story behind the headlines. Sometimes we uncover facts the major media want to keep hidden; sometimes we report important stories months or years before they appear elsewhere.
Many of our articles expose media deception and political coverup, and warn against those forces, both inside and outside of government, seeking to consolidate political and economic power nationally and internationally. Such exposures can and do help concerned Americans to safeguard their liberties. Other articles examine the goodness of America and the greatness of our founding principles and offer realistic hope that America can be saved.
Twice a year, The New American publishes a congressional scorecard called the "Freedom Index" that rates every member of the U.S. House and Senate on key issues.
In addition to political topics, The New American also publishes articles about economics (from a free-enterprise perspective of course!), culture, and history. It is published by American Opinion Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of The John Birch Society.