The She-Hadi Al Quaeda has launched a women’s magazine comparable to the popular American magazines Elle or Cosmopolitan. Al-Shamikha, loosely translated “The Majestic Woman,” is published by Al-Fajr, a jihadist media outlet, and is geared toward a female jihadi audience. The 31-page magazine includes tips such as “not [to] go out except when necessary” and […]
One hundred years ago this February in rural Illinois, a little boy named Ronnie was born. In 1976, a no-name Democrat by the name of Jimmy Carter ran for presidential office on his humility and his dedication to bringing change to Washington. Instead he led the United States through one of its worst periods of […]
To be honest, I was not happy to hear that Lila Rose was the keynote speaker for last month’s FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) Conference in Nashville. I had just been marching for life in DC, and I was ready to hear someone talk about our faith and what students can do to pursue […]
Though some Vandy undergrads insist “academics come first,” for many students, scholarly learning often takes a backseat to Vanderbilt’s on-campus social scene and an obsessive commitment to extracurricular involvement and service organizations. The Vanderbilt stereotype assumes that attention is paid to the social scene in order to blow off steam and to the extracurriculars and […]
Recently, I saw a VSG screening of “Waiting for Superman” in Sarratt Cinema. The film billed itself as a call to action, ending with an ominous statement: “America’s schools are broken.” But is the documentary justified in taking such a bleak view of our education system? Are America’s schools really broken?
My last article in the pages of the Torch focused on defending southern honor, and I pick up that defense here again. Now, to lighten the talk, I will focus on the modern South and the positives of southern society and ideals.
Taking a look at the last decade, anyone can tell that it was an economicdecade from hell. We faced bigger government, bank collapses, and a great depression. Why are things bad? and why does it seem like things are getting worse? Clearly, the root cause of the problem is not being addressed. In order to […]
Sarah Palin. America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag. New York: Harper, 2010, 304p. ——— Sarah Palin believes that American conservatism is an idea worth defending, as evident in this collection of reflections on the virtues of her country. Her values, “family, faith, and flag,” are what makes her proud to be an […]
The most dangerous place for a child in this world is a mother’s womb. Over 50,000,000 American babies have been aborted since 1973, which means that about a third of our generation is missing. The media plays it down, ignoring the great international holocaust that our country is contributing to.