Around the World in 80 Days, Day 67: Norway – The Best Country in the World?

Let’s take a moment to recall what this project is all about.  We are seeking to answer the question: If America is not great, then who is? Michael Moore style America-bashing is very much in style.  Whether it is Ashley Judd shouting on the Washington Mall, George Soros-funded protests, or Barack Obama apologizing for American … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 65: The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Part 2 – America Fast-Forwarded

Throughout much of its history, the story of England was one of remarkable good fortune.  Indeed, when considering the scope of the tiny island nation’s success, one is tempted to conclude that there must have been some unseen Hand of Providence guiding it all.  Consider the geography that preserved it time and again from the … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 54: Argentina – Like Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown

In early 1944, Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi SS, sent agents to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Their task was to establish an escape route for Nazis should Germany lose the war.  When that outcome became a reality in May 1945, Nazis flowed into Argentina (and throughout South America) where they were welcomed by the government … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 52: Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

It’s #ATW80 Day 52, and Larry calls in to the Rick and Bubba Show to report on country #10: Argentina. With a seemingly cyclical history of bribery and corruption, does Argentina now find itself trending towards freedom? Larry gives a fascinating overview of that nation’s recent history, its love/hate relationship with dictatorship, why many Nazi … Read more

Why the Left Wants No Walls – And Why We Must Build Them (Townhall)

My latest article was published today in Townhall. Islamic terrorist attacks. People in Western countries blown-up, burned, shot, stabbed, crushed under the tires of automobiles, and, lately, doused with acid. It has become routine. Also, routine is the response of many Western politicians who are to Islamic extremism what Hillary is to Bill’s philandering—de facto … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 33: India – “Tea & Cricket”

India has always fascinated me.  Of all the countries that Zachary and I will visit on this expedition, India was the one I was looking forward to most.  Perhaps this is, in part, due to early in life exposure to stories of the Indian subcontinent.  Like other children of my generation, I saw Disney’s The … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 23: Responding to a Critic

As the Around the World in 80 Days train rolls along, it is inevitable that we will attract more than a few critics as we go.  One comes from a Singaporean woman I will call Marie.  She is articulate, educated, and a Christian.  As a (rightly) proud Singaporean, Marie reacted strongly, negatively, to my article … Read more