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Oliver North

Articles by Oliver North

NORTH: Old acquaintances

When Robert Burns penned "Auld Lang Syne" in 1788 and set the poem to the melody of an old Scottish folk tune, he certainly didn't know that it would become the ballad for New Year's Eve celebrations around the globe. One of my grandchildren asked me if it was "a sad song." Published January 4, 2009

NORTH: Spirit of the season

It's the "the holiday season" - the politically correct term for this time of year when we're supposed to demonstrate the "spirit of the season" by going shopping. We do this so we can help retailers hit their year-end sales targets. Shopping, we are told, stimulates the economy and what's good for the economy is good for all of us. Published December 28, 2008

NORTH: Missing the story again

Last week the so-called mainstream media fixated on a Baghdad shoe-throwing contest, more government bailout bucks and the delightful prospect of having Caroline Kennedy appointed to Hillary Clinton's vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. The potentates of the press gave short shrift or simply ignored two far more important news stories: Published December 21, 2008

NORTH: Shopping for wheels

Forgive the ambiguity of the salutation, I didn't know whether to address this missive to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and "Dear Car Czar" just sounded so, well, tacky. Published December 14, 2008

NORTH: Honoring heroes

Freedom Alliance is an educational-charitable foundation that, among other things, provides college scholarships to the offspring of U.S. military personnel killed in action. Published December 7, 2008

NORTH: New world financial order

For the last seven years, according to Rep. Jim Moran, "We have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it." Published November 16, 2008

NORTH: Messiah-deficit disorder

Last Wednesday, I was an unwilling eyewitness to a dramatic political event and it made me wonder where we are headed as a nation. More on that in a moment. First, a little background. Published October 26, 2008

NORTH: October surprises

We're now into the 10th month of an election year and the so-called mainstream media are on the lookout for an "October Surprise." Published October 12, 2008

NORTH: And in other news

First, and most important, the campaign in Mesopotamia is all but won. This week the 2nd Battalion 9th Marines arrived in Al Anbar Province - once the bloodiest place on the planet - to assume the mission of honing the skills of Iraqi forces who now have responsibility for security in the largest of the 18 provinces. Iraqis - instead of Americans - are now conducting most combat operations against al Qaeda remnants and Shi'ite militias throughout Iraq. Published October 5, 2008

NORTH: Secret war on the dollar

Last Wednesday night, President Bush addressed the nation in an effort to convince Congress to pass a bill to "reduce the risk to major financial institutions" and "safeguard American families and businesses." Published September 28, 2008

NORTH: U.N.-American

Millions of American boys have dreamed of hitting a grand slam homer or pitching a no-hitter in Yankee Stadium because baseball's greatest have performed there. Talented musicians and singers aspire to New York City's famed Carnegie Hall, for they know it represents the pinnacle of their profession. For gifted physicians and medical researchers, the Mount Everest of medicine is the Mayo Clinic. Published September 21, 2008