Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dark Winter By John L. Casey

Dark Winter
How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell

"The air is filled with lectures and rumors that our earth is getting warm. Casey has found evidence to the contrary." --Dr. Fumio Tsunoda, Professor Emeritus of Geology, Japan

Climate change has been a volatile issue for years, even amongst leading scientists and researchers from other disciplines. In his new book, Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell, scientist John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant and space shuttle engineer, tells the truth about ominous changes taking place in the climate and the sun. 

Casey's research into the sun's activity, which began almost a decade ago, resulted in the discovery of a solar cycle that is now re­versing from its global warming phase to that of dangerous global cooling for the next thirty years or more. This new cold climate will dramatically impact the world's citizens. In Dark Winter, he provides evidence of the following: 
  • The end of global warming
  • The beginning of a "solar hibernation," a historic reduction in the energy output of the sun
  • A long-term drop in the earth's temperature
  • The start of the next climate change to decades of dangerously cold weather
  • The high probability of record earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
A sobering look at the Earth's future, Dark Winter predicts world­wide, crop-destroying cold, food shortages, and riots in the United States and abroad, significant global loss of life, and social, political, and economic upheaval.

About the Author: John L. Casey is the President of the Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC), a leading independent research organization in Orlando, Florida. The SSRC specializes in the science and plan­ning for the next climate change to decades of cold weather, including its predicted concurrent ill-effects of record earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The SSRC is the pri­mary U.S. advocate for national and global preparedness for this next cold-climate era. Mr. Casey is a former national space policy advisor to the White House and Con­gress, a space shuttle engineer, consultant to NASA Headquarters, and consultant to or president of several leading-edge technology start-ups.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Great Betrayal By David Horowitz

The Great Betrayal
The Democrats' Great Betrayal of U.S. Foreign Policy
By David Horowitz

New York Times best seller David Horowitz's monumental work, The Black Book of the American Left - Volume III: The Great Betrayal, is an inquiry into the dark heart of the left - an exploration of how conservatives must respond to its permanent assault on America, and a unique trip log showing the evolving intellectual journey of one of our bravest and most original thinkers.

In The Great Betrayal, his third volume of The Black Book series, Horowitz provides a narrative of the controversies and confrontations over the Iraq War from its origins up to the death of Osama bin Laden. The "great betrayal" refers to the sabotage of this war by the Democratic Party and the political left. This volume focuses on events beginning with 9/11 and culminating in the Iraq War and discusses in depth:

  • How the effort to remove the Saddam regime was first supported and then cynically abandoned by the Democratic Party in a effort to paralyze the Bush administration;
  • How the Democrat leaders conducted a five year campaign against removing Saddam while American troops were still on the battlefield; and
  • How Democrat politicians acted in collaboration with "progressives" playing the left's historic role as frontier guards for the enemies of the U.S.
The effort to remove the Saddam regime was initially supported by both major parties. But by the third month of fighting in Iraq, the Democrats had turned against the war they authorized in an effort to gain political advantage at home. They not only turned their backs on American troops in the field but also crippled efforts to curtail the terrorist activities of Iran, Syria and other Middle East regimes. Working in lockstep with radical leftist groups, the Democrats' sabotage of a war they had just authorized was unprecedented in U.S. history.  Horowitz shows how this great betrayal put our national security at risk and how the drift and appeasement it created continues to paralyze U.S. foreign policy today.

The basic facts of David Horowitz's political odyssey, one of the most significant of the last forty years, are well known A "red diaper baby" who grew up in the political ghetto of communism, he became a leading Marxist "theorist" in the early 1960s and one of the godfathers of the New Left. But following America's defeat in Vietnam, Horowitz began to reevaluate the damage those commitments had done to the country.  He realized that America was a good as well as a great nation, worth defending. This conviction led him toward the conservative movement of which he became a leading spokesman.

About the Author: David Horowitz is the bestselling author of numerous books including Unholy Alliance (2004), The Party of Defeat (2008) and Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left (2014). His Art of Political War (2000) was described by White House political strategist Karl Rove as "the perfect guide to winning on the political battlefield."  David is the founder and chairman of the David Horowitz Freedom Center which is dedicated to the defense of free societies whose moral, cultural and economic foundations are under attack by enemies both secular and religious, at home and abroad. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Barry Farber in the National Radio Hall of Fame

Barry Farber has been inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.  Congratulations, my friend!

The Color of Courage By Julian Kulski

Boy Soldier's WWII Diary Debuts on Veterans Day
"The Color of Courage" Brings WWII to Life with Digital Extras:
11 Short Videos Created from Original Historical Film and Audio

World War II veteran, international architect and author Julian Kulski's book, The Color of Courage - A Boy At War: The World War II Diary of Julian Kulski, will be published by Aquila Polonica on Veterans Day.

The Color of Courage is a rare and vivid day-by-day eyewitness account by a young boy who becomes a man far too soon under the brutal Nazi German occupation of Poland. Julian is a 10-year-old Boy Scout when the Germans invade his native Poland to start World War II. At an age when most boys are still playing with toys, Julian begins his own private war against the Germans with small acts of sabotage. At 12, he is recruited into the clandestine Underground Army by his Scoutmaster, and begins training on weapons and military tactics.

By 14, he is holding up German soldiers at gunpoint, has gone on a secret mission into the Warsaw Ghetto to liaise with Jewish resistance leaders, is captured by the Gestapo, beaten and interrogated, sentenced to Auschwitz, rescued, and joins a Commando unit of the Underground Army. At 15, he fights in the Warsaw Uprising, ending the war as a German POW.

The war's end brings physical freedom but very little peace for the 16-year-old veteran suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). A wise army doctor advises Julian to write down his experiences to help lessen the psychological and emotional burdens of the war. The Color of Courage is the result. In this book, you will learn:
  • What the reality of PTSD was like during WWII (read Julian's article on PTSD)
  • What it was like for a child growing up surrounded by war.
  • How fighting for freedom is worth dying for.
Originally written in Julian's native Polish, it has been translated into English and enhanced with more than 150 photos, maps and illustrations, and 11 short videos created from original historical video and audio material. These unique "digital extras," accessed via QR codes and URLs throughout the book, pack a powerful visual punch that brings the author's world brilliantly to life.

The foreword is by Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; the introduction is by Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland. There are more than 150 photos, maps and illustrations, plus groundbreaking digital extras. Go here to watch the book trailer:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Julian Kulski was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1929. After the war, he came to the U.S., worked his way through Yale University, and built a new life here as a successful architect. Now semi-retired from a distinguished architectural career, Kulski has taught at Notre Dame University, George Washington University and Howard University. For twenty years he served as a consultant to the World Bank, designing buildings in twenty-nine developing countries. Author of several books and more than a hundred articles in professional journals, he is a frequent speaker to audiences of all ages.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Take Command By Jake Wood

Take Command
Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First
Responder in Business
By Jake Wood

In TAKE COMMAND: Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business, cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon and former Marine sniper Jake Wood provides an entrepreneurial approach to leading and succeeding in a world where speed, agility, and a bias toward action are crucial for professional survival. He shows how to apply hard-learned lessons in leadership and teamwork from the battlefield and disaster zone to your professional life.

In today's fast-paced, high-octane business world, success requires a new style of leadership. It requires operating at peak performance under stress - maintaining clarity of mind and purpose when surrounded by chaos, recognizing the need to take risks, but never foolhardy ones... realizing that inner strength is not about bravado, but preparation and analysis. And who is better equipped to give these lessons in leadership than those who live or die by them?

While most of our jobs don't involve leading a tour of Marines through an ambush, or rushing into a relief zone just decimated by a hurricane, members of the military and first responders in disaster zones have a lot in common with leaders in fast-paced, high-pressure, modern-day organizations. Because in a fast-changing world where technology is constantly reinventing how we work, global competition is fierce, and industries are being disrupted overnight, we all need the ability to adapt swiftly and decisively to the unexpected. To be able to see clearly when others are blinded by fear, and act when others are paralyzed. To craft plans even with incomplete information, then execute those plans decisively - while still being adaptable enough to iterate as the terrain changes.

In TAKE COMMAND, Wood draws his experiences as first responder, a Marine, and CEO of a rapidly growing organization to provide a strategic plan for achieving this leadership style. Lessons include:
  • Prepare: Be the leader who strides calmly and confidently toward uncertainty with the knowledge that no one is better prepared to face whatever challenges might come his or her way. Then learn how to build a high-impact team that will follow you into battle.
  • Analyze: Don't be the leader blinded by information overload. Instead, learn how to turn your observations into an intelligence picture and truly understand the opportunities, problems, and threats you face.
  • Decide: The higher the stakes, the less a leader can afford to wait until there is 100% of the information needed before making a decision to act. Learn how to use the 80% rule to make tactical decisions quickly when information is incomplete, critical needs remain unmet, and the pressure is mounting all around.
  •  Act: In today's fast-paced and unpredictable business world, when it comes time to execute, success is part tactics and part attitude. The best leaders and best companies have more than just great ideas. They have great tactics - built to be flexible while adhering resolutely to guiding principles. Good organizations have a relentless attitude, but great businesses have relentless execution.
A leadership guide for the entrepreneurial era, this book is how to become the kind of leader who gets results when the stakes are at their highest: how to take command.

"An extraordinary book by an extraordinary leader. Wood weaves together splendid lessons from his experiences doing just that - taking charge in tough situations... The result is an exceptional book that is equal parts inspirational, informative, and instructive." --General David H. Petraeus, U.S. Army (ret.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jake Wood is cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon and a former Marine sniper with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been profiled by Forbes, People, and on CNN and has been named a 2012 CNN Hero and awarded the 2011 GQ Better Men Better World Award. Team Rubicon (TR) is disaster relief organization that unites military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams to areas hit by natural disasters. TR is widely recognized for its organizational efficiency and ability to be one of the first to reach the most devastated, remote, and needy areas. Since 2010, Team Rubicon has been instrumental in over 50 missions, ranging from South Sudan and Haiti, to Joplin, Missouri, and Hurricane Sandy. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Bremer Detail By Frank Gallagher

The Bremer Detail:
Protecting the Most Threatened Man in the World
By Frank Gallagher with John M. Del Vecchio

An eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground memoir by the Agent-in-Charge of protecting Ambassador Paul Bremer during his term as administrator of Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein

Baghdad, 2003: An elite group of private security contractors is charged with protecting the American who rules Iraq. In his new memoir, The Bremer Detail: Protecting the Most Threatened Man in the World, Marine Corps Vet and Fmr. Director of Security for Fmr. U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, Frank Gallagher takes the reader deep behind the scenes of one of the world's most dangerous professions.

In May of 2003 George W. Bush appointed Paul Bremer as Presidential Envoy to Iraq. Charged with laying the foundation for a new government, Bremer disbanded the Iraqi Army and banned the ruling Ba'ath party. In the process he became the prime target for dozens of insurgent and terrorist groups. Assigned to protect him during his grueling sixteen-hour days were Blackwater security expert Frank Gallagher and a team of former Marines, SEALs, and other defense professionals.

When Gallagher and his team arrived, Baghdad was set to explode. As the insurgency gathered strength, Bremer and the men who guarded him faced death daily. They were not in the military, but Gallagher and his team were on the front lines of the Iraq War. The Bremer Detailis a thrilling memoir that reveals the numerous occasions that Gallagher and his team literally saved lives through their reactions to ever-present danger.

In this book, Frank Gallagher has captured all the drama and difficulties of operating in a violent war zone, post-Saddam Iraq. As head of my personal security detail, he vividly captures the tense and dangerous duty he and his dedicated colleagues carried out under the most trying circumstances. On a number of occasions, some of them revealed in this book, Gallagher and his team literally saved lives - mine and others - through their quick and professional reactions to danger.
--L. Paul Bremer III, Fmr. Presidential Envoy to Iraq

About the Author: Frank Gallagher has more than 25 years of international experience providing personal protection, intelligence gathering, counter-terrorism operations, and security training in both the private security sector and the US Marine Corps. He served as director of security for former US Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger. He has also created training programs for personnel traveling to high-threat areas. He is currently the executive vice president of Amyntor Group, LLC, an international security services and consulting firm serving government, corporate, and VIP clients.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Victory Undone By Carter Andress

The Iraq War: Won and Squandered

Iraq military contractor reveals how the U.S. let victory in Iraq slip through our fingers, making way for ISIS terror

Victory Undone: The Defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq and its Resurrection as ISIS, the new book by CarterAndress, reveals the untold story of how the Iraq war was won and subsequently thrown away. Andress is a world-renowned military contractor whose company, American-Iraqi Solutions Group (AISG), contributed to the defeat of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Unlike most military personnel, Andress's experience was unrestrained - his company interacted with locals in ways military personnel could not, giving him the insights into the war that bypassed reporters, diplomats, aid workers, and even soldiers.

The United States did indeed win the war in Iraq... and then stood back to watch the victory crumble. American forces transformed Iraq from a violent and chaotic land to a stable democracy that only needed minimal America support to defend and recreate itself. But thanks to the Obama administration, this minor support was withheld. As a result, the nation saw peace give way to terror under the ISIS invasion - a disaster that would have easily been prevented by an engaged administration.

In Victory Undone, readers will learn:

  • How the U.S. defeated al-Qaeda in Iraq, from before the war through completion.
  • How the Obama administration left the fledgling Iraqi government unprepared to deal with threats such as ISIS.
  • How Andress's company played a vital role in rallying Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds to unite behind the Government of Iraq's fight against al-Qaeda.
  • How Andress's company employed 10,000 Iraqis and hauled everything from barbed wire to frozen lamb across IED-infested roads to isolated and besieged areas.
  • That ISIS is a direct manifestation of al-Qaeda and the evil that had been defeated in Iraq.
  • A strategy for destroying ISIS in 3 months.
Victory Undone is a dramatic,firsthand account of triumph in Iraq followed by a jihadi terror, with the new "caliph" of ISIS promising: "I'll see you in New York." Andress sounds the alarm that we cannot abandon the Iraqis now. If we do, the violent chaos unleashed by rebranded al-Qaeda will now be that much closer, again, to our own shores.

"Victory Undone is an important and timely addition to the body of literature on the War against Terror. Carter Andress spent five years in the thick of the action during the critical years between 2005 and 2010 when the fate of Iraq depended on victory over the al-Qaeda-led Sunni insurgency. Andress clearly demonstrates that this hard-won victory was achieved, only to be squandered by the corruption and ineptitude of the Baghdad government. The book is solid history that reads like a thriller."   --General (U.S. Army ret.) Tommy Franks

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Carter Andress is a world-renowned military contractor whose company, American-Iraqi Solutions Group (AISG), contributed to the defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq. He was the ultimate boots-on-the-ground "civilian" in Iraq. Andress's writing on Iraq and Afghanistan has been published by the Wall Street Journal and National Review Online.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Don't Bank on it! By Craig R. Smith & Lowell Ponte

Think Your Money is Safe in the Bank?
Shocking New Book Exposes the Unsafe World of 21st Century Banking
By Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte

Could the bank we trust to safeguard our money now be one of the riskiest places to put it? DON'T BANK ON IT! THE UNSAFE WORLD OF 21st CENTURY BANKING, by Craig R. Smith and Lowell Ponte could be the most important financial book you've read in years. In this shocking new expose, Smith and Ponte predict your bank account may be hit by any one of 20 major threats - dangers already warning us in daily news headlines, such as:
  • The Cyber-Terror Bank Bailout: You on the Hook (Bloomberg)
  • Banks' Failure Plans Inadequate Say Regulators (ABC News)
  • U.S. Banks Braced for Trillion Dollar Outflows (Financial Times)
  • G20 Edging Towards Deal on 'Bail-in' For Banks (Reuters)
  • In Banks We Used To Trust (MarketWatch)
The symbol of bank security has always been the safe. Today it should be the "unsafe" because, as this book reveals, your bank deposits are now in danger in at least 20 major ways - from cybercriminals, money-hungry politicians, too-big-to-fail bankers, and those now stealing the value of dollars you thought were secure inside bank vaults.

Your bank account is systematically being robbed, and is at serious risk of being seized and looted. How much interest is your bank paying you for putting your money at such risk? Less than zero percent!

Monetary expert Craig R. Smith and futurist Lowell Ponte show why it has become illogical, and hazardous to your wealth, to trust your money to today's increasingly vulnerable and unsafe banks. Banks (as we know them) and the U.S. dollar are dying as we are pulled into the rising "cashless society" where everything from your digital "money" to your household appliances will be Internet-controllable and hackable, as well as trackable and taxable by bloated governments desperate for ever-more revenue.

Smith and Ponte propose a surprising alternative future you can bank on, based in part on what a Harvard economics professor did with his own near-million-dollar bank account. This book shows ways to save your savings. The risks Smith and Ponte reveal are amazing and eye-opening, such as:
  • You could lose your banked money to one of 125,000 Chinese Army full-time hackers half a world away; to greedy banksters; or to rapacious spendaholic politicians who desperately need ever-more revenue to keep expanding the welfare state.
  • Your bank account exists only in a bank computer, not a bank safe, and under today's laws, is no longer even "yours."
  • Banking (as we know it) will soon die, Craig and Lowell predict, as will our old notions of money. The dawning "cashless society" and "Internet of things" will end financial privacy, tax every transaction, and could rob you via computer chips built into your next refrigerator.
"BRAVO! In Craig Smith and Lowell Ponte's newest book, DON'T BANK ON IT! they have successfully torn down the facade of America's most deceptive financial institution - modern mega-banks - and yet somehow also made it interesting, understandable and actionable reading."
--Dr. Michael Savage, Host of The Savage Nation
ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Craig R. Smith is the founder and Chairman of Swiss America Trading Corporation and is an expert commentator on some of the top cable network and radio news programs. Lowell Ponte is a former think tank futurist, former Reader's Digest editor, a public speaker, talk radio host and Newsmax columnist.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Recarving Rushmore By Ivan Eland

RECARVING RUSHMORE Ranks Obama as the 8th Worst U.S. President - Justly Slightly Better than John F. Kennedy and George W. Bush
Avoids Conventional Biases and Instead Ranks Presidents on How Well They Contributed to Peace, Prosperity and Liberty

Barack Obama ranks 34th out of 41 U.S. Presidents in terms of his contributions to peace, prosperity, and liberty--just slightly better than Ronald Reagan but slightly worse than George H.W. Bush. So claims Ivan Eland, a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute who is challenging the tendency for historians and pundits to rate the presidents by focusing on secondary qualities, such as their communication skills, leadership style, and responses to crises their policies may have helped cause.

Ivan Eland's book, Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty is destined to shake up the way Americans think about presidential achievements. This may be especially true for people who thought that Obama's campaign slogan promising "change" would signal a meaningful departure from his predecessor's policies. "In many ways, despite their divergent party and ideological labels, the presidencies of Barack Obama (labeled a liberal Democrat) and his predecessor, George W. Bush (labeled a conservative Republican) have been similarly bad," Dr. Eland writes.

Dr. Eland's bold comparison of Obama and Bush is just the tip of the iceberg. Taking a distinctly new approach, RECARVING RUSHMORE profiles each U.S. president from Washington to Obama on the merits of his policies and whether they contributed to peace, prosperity and liberty. Its unique ranking system is based on how successful each president was in fulfilling his oath to uphold the Constitution. Readers will be intrigued to discover:

  • Why, of the four men given exalted representations on Mount Rushmore, only Washington deserves the honor.
  • Why Teddy Roosevelt has been overrated.
  • Why Jefferson hypocritically violated his lofty rhetoric of liberty; and
  • Why Lincoln provoked a civil war that achieved far less than believed.
As for more recent U.S. chief executives, Republicans will be astounded to learn that Nixon was the last liberal president and that Reagan wasn't all that conservative. Democrats will be amazed to learn that Clinton was in some respects more conservative than George W. Bush. Readers will also learn why Dr. Eland goes against the grain and anoints Eisenhower and Carter as the two best modern presidents.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute. He spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, including as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Power Grab By Dick Morris

Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation

By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann

America is at a crossroads - we can choose the path of the Founding Fathers and keep a strong constitutional government that thrives on our bipartisan spirit, or opt for President Barack Obama's dream: a nation ruled by one political party with a far left agenda.

That's the dire warning from best-selling author and political insider Dick Morris and his co-author, Eileen McGann, in their compelling new book, Power Grab: Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation in which the authors make a convincing case that Obama has an overarching strategy in pushing his liberal agenda, one that grabs power from our traditional and bipartisan institutions in favor of a single party: his Democratic Party. According to Morris and McGann, Obama has begun:
  • Implementing the biggest power grab of all: ObamaCare - the law that says anything supporters say it does;
  • To create a permanent government recipient class (with this new health law) who will vote Democratic time and again;
  • To gain federal control over state run education systems using Common Core curriculum;
  • To gain more control over private business by granting the EPA global governance in the name of climate change, affecting every aspect of our lives;
  • Blocking energy independence, thereby slowing economic growth and breeding more dependency;
  • Gutting welfare reform and keeping millions on the dole; and
  • Turning over regulation of the Internet to the United Nations.
The authors write: "Obama is a left-wing president who is desperately determined to impose his radical agenda to transform our democratic government and free market economy into his socialist-style ideal before leaving office in 2016. He's a president who is obsessively fixated on keeping the left in permanent power by turning our two-party system into a one-party monopoly." He is close to achieving his goal, Morris and McGann say. Only you can stop him.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Dick Morris became well-known for his probing, insightful, hard-hitting, clear commentary on media like Newsmax and the Fox News Channel. Time magazine has dubbed him "the most influential private citizen in America." A well-known Republican strategist, he was the architect of Bill Clinton's comeback landslide in 1996. Internationally, he has piloted the successful campaigns of the president or prime ministers on five continents. With his wife, Eileen McGann, Dick has written fourteen books, including ten New York Times Bestsellers. Morris and McGann write for and the Hill newspaper.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Those that Bless You, I Will Bless By Paul Merkley

New Book by Professor Emeritus Merkley Looks at the History of the Christian Zionism Movement

In several books and many more articles and public lectures, Professor Paul C. Merkley has described the part that Christian friends of Israel played in bringing about the creation of the State in 1948 and sustaining it against its enemies ever since. Now in Merkley's new book, Those That Bless You, I Will Bless: Christian Zionism in Historical Perspective, he takes us back to the origins of Christian Zionism in exegesis of Scripture. Confronting the historical distortions of the anti-Zionists, he provides a calm, proud and scholarly defense of Christian Zionism answering these important questions:
  • Why do some Christians vilify Israel, yet some are amongst Israel's strongest supporters?
  • Why does Christianity have such divergent views on Jews and Israel?  
  • What is the basis of the quarrel between some of the older denominations and the newer evangelical or fundamentalist denominations? 
  • On what exactly, are the Christian Zionists basing their support for Israel?
In four parts - Biblical Foundations, The Church and the Legacy of Israel, Modern Times, and Israel Defends Her Right to Life - Merkley takes his readers back to the origins of Christian Zionism and recalls the story of Christian attitudes towards the Jews over the two millennia since the destruction of the Second Temple. Confronting the historical distortions of the anti-Zionists, he provides a calm, proud and scholarly defense of Christian Zionism. For readers seeking a deeper understanding of Christian attitudes towards Israel, this is a must read.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Professor Paul C. Merkley is an Emeritus Professor of History at Carleton University in Canada. He was born and educated in Toronto and taught History for over forty years in Canada and the USA. He has been a visiting Professor of American studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Canada's Member of Parliament, Stockwell Day, from 2004-2010. His previous books include American Presidents, Religion and Israel. He is currently at work on a book about Canadian Conservatives and Israel.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Did Muhammad Exist? By Robert Spencer

An Inquiry into Islam's Obscure Origins
By Robert Spencer

As we approach the anniversary of 9/11 facing new threats from ISIS, yet another group of radical Islamists, we are searching for answers about and a deeper understanding of Islam, the Islamic states, and the caliphate. How did it all begin? Who was Islam's founding prophet?

New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer provides the startling answers in Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry into Islam's Obscure Origins - just released in paperback.  Spencer offers a sober but unflinching look at the early days of one of the world's major religions. Far from an anti-Islamic polemic, this book brings to Islam the same standard of searching historical criticism that scholars have applied to Christianity and Judaism for more than two centuries.

And the results are stunning. Spencer reveals that the historical foundations of Islam are surprisingly shaky. Did Muhammad Exist? changes everything we thought we knew about the world's second largest religion. It unearths provocative evidence that forces us to ask: Did Muhammad, Islam's founding prophet, even exist?

Drawing on a growing body of pioneering scholarship, Did Muhammad Exist? meticulously examines historical accounts, archaeological findings, and other records to reconstruct what we can know about Muhammad, the Qur'an, and the early days of Islam. The evidence Spencer presents challenges the most fundamental assumptions about Islam's origins - assumptions made by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Did Muhammad Exist? reveals:

  • How the earliest biographical material about Muhammad dates from at least 125 years after his reported death;
  • How six decades passed before the Arabian conquerors - or the people they conquered - mentioned Muhammad, the Qur'an, or Islam;
  • The startling evidence that the Qur'an was constructed from existing materials - including Christian texts;
  • How even Muslim scholars acknowledge that countless reports of Muhammad's deeds were fabricated;
  • Why a famous mosque inscription may refer not to Muhammad but, astonishingly, to Jesus;
  • How the oldest records referring to a man named Muhammad bear little resemblance to the now-standard Islamic account of the life of the prophet; and
  • The many indications that Arabian leaders fashioned Islam for political reasons.
The real story of Muhammad and early Islam has long remained obscured in the shadows. Robert Spencer brings it into the light at last.

About the Author: Robert Spencer is the author of several widely acclaimed books about Islam, including the New York Times bestsellers The Truth about Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades). He is a columnist for FrontPage Magazine and the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Spencer holds a Master's degree in religious studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been studying Islamic theology, law, and history in depth for more than three decades.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Renewing America and its Heritage of Freedom By Gerard Lameiro, Ph.D.

Renewing America and its Heritage of Freedom
What Freedom-Loving Americans Can Do to Help
By Gerard Lameiro, Ph.D.

Author, philosopher and economist, Dr. Gerard Lameiro, answers the really important questions facing America today in his powerful new book, Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedom: What Freedom-Loving Americans Can Do to Help. In his new research, he sought to find out how America has been sliding into a sinkhole of moral, political and economic turmoil and near-bankruptcy and, more importantly, how we can fix this terrible mess for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

America is now entering the 2014 Congressional elections in a state of anxiety, confusion, apprehension and insecurity. We're faced with terrible problems on a local and national scale - racial rioting in Ferguson, Missouri; illegal immigrants flooding across our unprotected borders by the hundreds of thousands; the Fast and Furious program that put weapons in the hands of narco-terrorists which lingers in our memories; the Ebola virus on the horizon apparently spilling into our nation; the shameful care and many deaths among our loyal veterans at the VA; the yet to be resolved Benghazi fiasco; and our military forces dissipated around the world, as our foreign policy is shattered across the globe.

American citizens are becoming more and more disillusioned by a corrupt government as they witness the political targeting of conservative groups at the IRS, ObamaCare in a state of utter upheaval, religious liberty threatened for the first time in American history, the national debt skyrocketing past $17 trillion and going higher, and, of course, the breakdown in the rule of law and widespread lawlessness as many of our Constitutional liberties are trampled on daily.

But there is hope on the horizon. Renewing America and Its Heritage of Freedomis possibly the most important and comprehensive book ever written on America's heritage of freedom. It starts by recognizing God as the author of liberty and builds a substantial and solid moral case for freedom. It shows clearly and concisely how truth, human dignity and morality are inextricably linked to freedom. It presents the architecture of freedom, and wholeheartedly celebrates American exceptionalism.

In Renewing America, Dr. Lameiro explains:
  • The 25 essential components of freedom necessary to maintain a free nation, including:
    • the 5 components of religious freedom,
    • the 7 components of political freedom,
    • the 10 components of economic freedom, and
    • the 3 components of the freedom of living.
  • How America is losing freedom, highlighting key laws, Supreme Court cases, monetary and fiscal policies and the avalanche of rules and regulations that have played a part in chiseling away at Americans' freedom.
  • A new vision and strategy to renew America and its heritage of freedom, including:
    • 5 strategic goals,
    • 7 tactics to help make a major difference for the future of America, and
    • 5 actions freedom-loving Americans can take to help.

In Renewing America, you'll find the answer to the basic question: "What can I do to help America?" It should be read by citizens all across America and shared with family, friends, church and synagogue members, as well as colleagues in the workplace. It is an antidote for frustrated and depressed Americans who are beginning to succumb to the onslaught of progressive socialists and power grabbers. Dr. Lameiro tackles these challenges head-on. He doesn't sugarcoat his solutions; he takes on the issues directly with strength and courage. His well thought out plan for America inspires enthusiasm, energy and empowerment for Americans not felt since President Ronald Reagan was in office.

About the Author: Gerard Francis Lameiro Ph.D. is a philosopher, economist, and an expert in economic growth and computer modeling. He is the author of America's Economic War and Choosing the Good Life.Dr.  Lameiro was the Founder and CEO of Lameiro Economics LLC, a company focused on bringing practical economic knowledge about freedom, economic growth and prosperity to America and to the world.  He was also a member of Hewlett-Packard's Strategy and Corporate Development team. Dr. Lameiro is a frequent and popular guest on talk radio all over America.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The First Family Detail By Ronald Kessler


Since publication of his New York Times bestselling book In the President’s Secret Service in 2009, award-winning investigative reporter Ronald Kessler has continued to penetrate the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, breaking the story that Secret Service agents who were to protect President Obama hired prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia in April 2012 and revealing that the Secret Service allowed a third uninvited guest to crash a White House state dinner in January 2010.

Now, in his highly anticipated new book, THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents, Kessler presents far bigger and more consequential stories that will make headlines about our nation’s leaders and the agency sworn to protect them.  In this eye-opening and uncensored book, Kessler widens his scope to include presidential candidates and former presidents after they leave the White House. In particular, he focuses on first ladies and their children and their relationships with the presidents. Based on exclusive, on-the-record interviews with former and current Secret Service agents, THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL will include revelations about the first families and their feuds, foibles, idiosyncrasies and character, and explore the special challenges agents assigned to their protective details face.

Secret Service agents have a front-row seat to the presidents’, vice presidents’, and presidential candidates’ private lives and those of their wives and children. From seeing reckless behavior that threatens the country’s safety, to overhearing First Lady Michelle Obama’s admonitions to the president, to watching their own agency take risks that could result in an assassination, Secret Service agents know a hidden world that Ronald Kessler exposes in THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL

"Presidents, vice presidents and presidential candidates create an image of themselves that is often the opposite of the truth,” Kessler says. “Secret Service agents see what goes on behind the scenes and know the real story. Besides making for some explosive reading, those stories provide clues to character that voters need to consider, as opposed to politicians’ acting ability on TV or what they promise. In the end, character may be the deciding factor in the success or failure of a presidency.”

Monday, June 30, 2014

Newsmax TV Taps JD Hayworth to Host News, Talk Show 'America's Forum'

Outspoken broadcaster and former U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth has officially been named as host of the daily news and conversation show "America's Forum" on the just-launched Newsmax TV.

The new show is one of the first programs on Newsmax TV as it ramps up with a soft start that will lead to a hard launch this fall.

Hayworth's "America's Forum," airing live weekdays 9 a.m. to noon Eastern Time with encore airings during the day, features the six-term House member from Arizona in conversation with newsmakers and analysts, discussing the latest news developments and the day's most pressing issues.

Throughout his career, Hayworth has demonstrated fearlessness in taking on controversial and often unpopular positions, and as a result has built up a loyal following. Hayworth first came to Washington in 1995 as part of the Contract with America that put Republicans back in control of the House for the first time in more than a half century. He went on to serve six terms representing Arizona's 5th Congressional District.

"J.D. Hayworth is a smart, informed, and passionate host who is not afraid to speak his mind, and as a result we expect him to be one of our most watched and discussed personalities," Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy said in announcing Hayworth's appointment. "With his experience in Washington, D.C., we believe he can give our viewers unique insight into how Washington works."

Hayworth said he's been enjoying the experience of connecting with the audience on "And now I'm looking forward to engaging and serving our expanded viewing audience on Newsmax TV as well," he said. [more...]