On tour promoting Days of Infamy, a new novel about World War II he coauthored with history professor William Forstchen, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich responded during a Q&A session at a New York bookstore with an unusual, even provocative, perspective about why the United States hasn’t been hit with more terrorist attacks. “I honestly don’t know,” he told a questioner, “I would have expected another attack.” Not leaving it at that, the ever-loquacious ex-congressman, who once taught history himself, called the absence of additional terrorism “one of the great tragedies of the Bush administration.”
In March 2007, President Bush joined Mexico’s President Calderon in Merida, Mexico, for a three-day visit aimed at advancing the economic and political convergence agenda of the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). In October, President Bush announced his “Merida Initiative,” a scheme to give $1.4 billion in aid to Mexico’s police and military over three years, ostensibly to fight Mexico’s notorious drug cartels.
President Bush joined over 1,100 participants at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Middle East conference at Sharm el-Sheihk, Egypt, May 18-20. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict was one of the center-stage items, and the conference provided added pressure to follow through with the U.S.-backed Paris donor conference pledges of 2007, at which the United States and other countries promised a massive $7.7 billion aid package to the Palestinian Authority run by terrorist Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO.
Is President Bush planning a military strike against Iran (and perhaps Syria too) before leaving office? The administration’s internationalist neoconservative advisers continue to push for it, as does the neocon talk-radio chorus. The president gave some telling nods in that direction during his recent Middle East trip.
Over the past several decades, many who have attended a patriotic rally may have had the pleasure of seeing and hearing from an imposing six-foot, six-inch creature dressed in revolutionary garb while delivering a message about the wonder of America and the biblical beliefs of its Founders. That man is Garrett Lear, known from coast to coast as “The Patriot Pastor.” After sharing a platform with him on numerous occasions, publisher John McManus had an opportunity to interview him for our readers.
The Gulf Coast community of Naples, Florida, is known more for its numerous golf courses and palm-tree lined planned retirement communities than for controversy and dissent, but Planned Parenthood's decision to perform abortions here created quite a stir when the facility began performing the once-banned procedures on September 14.
Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman who died on March 31, 2005, 13 days after being denied nutrition and hydration at the order of Florida Judge George W. Greer, was honored yesterday at a special memorial service on the fourth anniversary of her death. The "National Mass for Terri's Day" was celebrated at the Oratory in Ave Maria, Florida, by Father Frank Pavone, president of Priests for Life. Father Thomas Euteneuer, president of Human Life International (HLI), was scheduled to co-celebrate, but arrived late because his plane was delayed. The Front Royal, Virginia-based HLI describes its mission as "to create effective opposition to the culture of death around the world."
Photographers Christopher Jasper and Sam Antonio attended the Movieguide awards for The New American. In addition to getting some great photos, they also recorded several interviews with actors and directors on video. To watch, click here. To find more coverage of the Movieguide awards, read the article "Movieguide's 'Faith & Values Awards'" by Liana Stanley.
Yesterday, January 22, saw a veritable army of pro-lifers participate in the 35th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. This demonstration of public sentiment was first held in 1974 to mark the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. In that decision, of course, the Supreme Court ruled that all state laws prohibiting abortion were unconstitutional. Since then, an estimated 50,000,000 babies have been killed in the womb in the United States.
Americans who came from all over the United States gathered in our nation's capital on January 22 to participate in the 35th annual March for Life. Though official attendance figures were unavailable as we write, observers speaking on the EWTN television network said it appeared the number of marchers exceed last year's 200,000.