Category: Article

The Salvation Army — Once Again on the Front Line

By Van Hipp These are tough times for many American families this Christmas. People are hurting. Fortunately, this week thousands of these families in need are showing up at Salvation Army distribution centers all across the United States to receive Christmas gifts for their children and food baskets for their families. Yes, once again, no […]

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Understanding the Gingrich Phenomenon

Last summer, when all of the pundits had pretty much written off Newt Gingrich’s presidential candidacy, my niece, a college sophomore whom I always believed to be apolitical, remarked, “My friends and I like Newt – he tweets a lot on Twitter.” I should have remembered that. Two years earlier, I had heard Gingrich speak […]

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My Friend, Smokin’ Joe Frazier –- The People’s Champion and a Real Hero

Growing up as a boy in the South Carolina Low Country, I was, like all of my friends, a Smokin’ Joe fan. Frazier, the son of a Beaufort, South Carolina sharecropper and one of twelve children, had a big heart both inside and outside of the ring. At the age of twelve, he told his […]

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GOP presidential debate will be held at Wofford

By Lynne P. Shackleford A Republican presidential primary debate will broadcast live from Wofford College on Nov. 12. The debate is scheduled to be broadcast live on CBS and will be sponsored by the network and National Journal. Scott Pelley, anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” and National Journal […]

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The China Threat

By Van Hipp Appearing in Canada Free Press Checking the China Scorecard – Friend or Foe? “There is a bear in the woods.  For some people, the bear is easy to see.  Others don’t see it at all.  Some people say the bear is tame.  Others say it’s vicious and dangerous.  Since no one can […]

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Increased Cyber Security Threat Represents Opportunity for International Defense Cooperation

By Van Hipp The increased threat from cyberspace, as well as the possibility of a biological attack, consistently rank as the top two Homeland Security threats facing the United States today. Depending on who you talk to and the current threat assessment, these two go back and forth as the number one threat facing the […]

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Will Obama Now Admit That George Bush’s Tough Stance In the War on Terror Was Right?

By Van Hipp Hallelujah! If one word best sums up the reaction of most Americans in the wake of Sunday night’s news that terror mastermind Usama bin Laden has finally met justice, that’s probably it. The throngs of men and women who marked the occasion at Times Square, Ground Zero and outside the White House seemingly did so for […]

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Ex-Rad, the U.S. Military’s Radiation Wonder Drug

By Van Hipp These are tragic and tense days indeed in Japan. The immense loss of life and absolute devastation caused by last week’s earthquake and tsunami is heartbreaking – and serve as the culprits in this unimaginable tragedy. The tension, felt by its citizens and far beyond the country’s borders, centers most immediately on […]

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Rep. Peter King Is Doing His Job By Holding Congressional Hearings On Muslim Radicalization

By Van Hipp Thursday’s hearing on Muslim radicalization is just the type of day the left feared in the wake of the Republicans takeover of the House last November. The House Committee on Homeland Security is holding a hearing on the impact of Muslim radicalization in the U.S. of all things – you know, an actual problem. […]

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