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The Democrats’ unwarranted partisan assault on the Electoral College by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Update: The assault on the Electoral college continues. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialist from New York’s 14th Congressional District claims the Electoral College is a racist American relic that must be abolished: ” ‘It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation …

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Medical Politics During the Civil War

The Civil War’s immediate impact was felt mostly in America. It ended slavery, preserved the union, and in time reaffirmed the natural rights of man first proclaimed distinctly by the English physician-philosopher, John Locke (1632-1704). Locke is perhaps the foremost proponent of individual rights in the history of Anglo-American jurisprudence. He wrote that all human …

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The Enlightenment — A triumph of classical not modern liberalism!

In a recent op-ed titled, “The ‘Enlightenment’ keeps on winning,” James A. Haught, an editor emeritus of a West Virginia newspaper, asserts in his latest column that since the advent of the Enlightenment, for three centuries, liberals have scored a string of historical victories over conservatives, and he “hopes the progressive pattern keeps rolling forever.” …

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George Washington — Father of the United States of America

A book review of Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow (2010) Excellent biographies of the Founding Fathers have been published in the last several decades. With these books, the nation seems to yearn for moral and political guidance from America’s founders — i.e., through their words, lives, and actions, as recounted in the pages of …

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Alexander Hamilton — American patriot, financial genius, builder of the United States!

A book review of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (2004) This book is the most comprehensive biography of Alexander Hamilton released in modern times. It tells the story well and is written in florid detail supported by a fount of scholarly research and previously undisclosed material from Hamilton’s voluminous writings. Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) was born …

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John Quincy Adams — From Child Prodigy and Diplomat to U.S President and Militant Abolitionist!

John Quincy Adams (2012) by Harlow Giles Unger is a well written and well-researched book that brings to light the sixth president of the United States, and the only son of a Founding Father to become president — John Quincy Adams. The Adams family was not only to give birth to several American statesmen, but …

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