Category: American History

Socialism nearly killed the Pilgrims. Then capitalism saved them. | ROONEY

By Matt Rooney _ The pilgrims were idealists. They weren’t seeking “freedom” and religious liberty in the same sense that modern Americans understand those lofty concepts; they wanted to build a religious community which could serve as, similar to what Read More

On Veterans Day, we honor those who emphasize “duty” over “privilege” | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Privilege is my generation’s operating principle, Save Jerseyans. It goes something like this: Younger suburban Americans were born relatively wealthy (compared to the rest of the world, and even some Americans), and they’re mostly white, and Read More

Thanks to Phil Murphy? New Jersey’s gifts will cost more this Christmas.

TRENTON, N.J. — If you’re an early Christmas shopper? And you purchased something from Amazon, eBay and Etsy on November 1st? You might have noticed a higher-than-usual price tag. That’s because Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Thursday subjecting online purchases Read More

Regardless of what happens next Tuesday? “History” is unlikely. | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ The “one week out” mark is a good time for a deep breath and some much needed perspective, Save Jerseyans. Let’s review: Democrats gained 26 U.S. House seats in 1982, Ronald Reagan’s first midterm; the economy Read More

The Fifty-Year Folly Of Liberal Orthodoxy

By Dan Cirucci Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — The minute I saw Kanye West hugging President Trump in the White House oval office, I thought of Sammy Davis. I wonder how many people alive today even know Read More