This may not be the optimal time to publish this book. For one thing, it is about a praiseworthy banker - our nation's first banker, if you will.
Virginia federal Judge Henry E. Hudson's ruling against the individual mandate in Obamacare - coming just 12 days before Christmas - told Americans, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Constitution."
Some authors are so major that even their minor efforts deserve attention. Such a man is Paul Johnson, the English writer whose 15 books include an outstanding history of Christianity and several worthy popular compilations on subjects including the American people, the English people and the birth and evolution of modern times.
If you instinctively object to the fashionable (in some quarters) assertion that modern Islamic terrorism can be laid to Muslim reaction to the West's racial oppression, this book is a must read.
Baylor University history professor Thomas S. Kidd attempts too much with this thought-provoking, meticulously researched book. All at the same time it is a history of evangelical Protestantism in America, a study that links the religious beliefs of our Founders into a political alliance and, finally, a meditation on religion's role in today's increasingly secular American political scene.
Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed Thursday to produce a framework for a permanent peace deal and to hold a second round of direct talks this month, a modest achievement reached amid deep skepticism about success at their first such session in two years.
President Obama's selection of Elena Kagan, the most demonstrably pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee in recent memory, presented a daunting challenge to pro-life leaders, as her 63 Senate votes during Thursday's confirmation attest.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday urged people to continue the fight against ant-Semitism, which she said is changing not only in the Middle East but also in Europe and the U.S.
History writer William Hogeland here offers us the feel of being inside the bare-knuckled struggle that took place in Philadelphia in the supercharged nine weeks that led up to the issuance of the Declaration of Independence 234 years ago this month.