Mary Mostert column
Mary Mostert is a nationally-respected political writer. She was one of the first female political commentators to be published in a major metropolitan newspaper in the 1960s. After working in President Lyndon Johnson's failed War on Poverty programs in New York state, she became a Republican. She ran, unsuccessfully, for the New York State Senate and became campaign manager for a number of candidates. She once served as the secretary of "Positive Action NOW!"--a South African women's group that sought to reduce the hostility among South Africa's various racial, religious, and political groups.

In recent years, Mary has researched, written, and edited articles for national talk show host Michael Reagan's Information Interchange on the Internet, and for The REAGAN MONITOR, a monthly newsletter that provides in-depth information on key issues. Her book, COMING HOME - Families Can Stop the Unraveling of America," was published in 1996 by Gold Leaf Press. Mary maintains a political media site, Banner of Liberty. She can be contacted at mary@bannerofliberty.com. Click here for more information.


The consequences of deception
Mary Mostert
September 29, 2010

In an article entitled "Nazi Philosophy in Today's America" (see: http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=10818) Hilmar von Campe lists similarities between National . . .


Glenn Beck and 21st century version of Founding Fathers' "Committee on Correspondence"
Mary Mostert
March 17, 2009

On Friday 13th, ordinary Americans throughout the country gathered in groups in homes and other meeting places to hear talk show host Glenn Beck of Fox News . . .


Community organizer Obama confronts the power structure
Mary Mostert
February 27, 2009

We certainly are experiencing a "change" with George W. Bush back in Texas and Barack Obama in the White House. But... is the "change" what Obama supporters had . . .


Will al-Qaeda trade box cutters they used in 2001 for nuclear missiles in 2009?
Mary Mostert
February 17, 2009

The fundamental conflict played out in the 2008 Presidential campaign that brought Barack Obama into the White House revolved around a dramatic difference of . . .


Terrorism: President Bush's record vs. President Obama's promises
Mary Mostert
January 18, 2009

The Associated Press, MSNBC, and the Los Angeles Times all have viciously attacked President Bush and his farewell speech when he gave on January 16th. LA . . .


The Gaza problem: how do you negotiate with people who want to obliterate you?
Mary Mostert
January 4, 2009

Al Jazeera, which is headquartered in Doha, Qatar, quoted White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe as saying: "In order for the violence to stop, Hamas must stop . . .


Obama, Gov. Blagojevitch, Chicago politics, corruption, and change
Mary Mostert
December 10, 2008

Illinois' Democrat Governor Rod Blagojevich has been indicted for a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy that includes his attempts to try to sell or trade the U.S. . . .


Prop. 8, homosexuals, attacks on LDS churches, freedom, and Gadianton Robbers
Mary Mostert
November 14, 2008

Passage of proposition 8, an amendment to the California Constitution banning same-sex marriage in the state has been followed by organized attacks on Mormons, . . .


Comparing acceptance speeches: Adolf Hitler 1933 and Barack Obama 2008
Mary Mostert
November 6, 2008

In 1933 when Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, he gave an acceptance speech in which he described the then-current condition of Germany as having "seen . . .


The "I'm tired of being called a racist" factor in the 2008 election
Mary Mostert
November 1, 2008

I think John McCain is going to win this election, unless, of course, (1) many voters stay home because they have been convinced by the media that McCain can't . . .


Obama's whining and attacks on free speech are getting tiresome
Mary Mostert
October 14, 2008

Rep. John Lewis' attack on Gov. Sarah Palin and Senator John McCain over the week-end, Senator McCain's response, combined with the amazing 900 plus rise in the . . .


Freedom of speech threats in the presidential race
Mary Mostert
October 10, 2008

For those of you who are not familiar with the tactics used by "community organizers" in America's inner cities over the past 30-40 years, it appears you are . . .


Scaring voters about the economy -- a 1932 Democrat tactic for 2008?
Mary Mostert
October 1, 2008

In the debate on the failed $700 billion solution to our nation's financial crisis, two women in the House of Representatives presented remarkably opposite . . .


Regulation, not deregulation caused the current mortgage crisis
Mary Mostert
September 23, 2008

Barack Obama, in his effort to blame his opponent for the current financial problem on Wall Street said "There's only one candidate who called himself, and I . . .


Is Sarah Palin's executive experience sinking Obama's chances?
Mary Mostert
September 9, 2008

No story in my lifetime has shown more bias, hypocrisy and incompetence than the political left-wing media's reporting of and reaction to John McCain's choice . . .


Saddleback Civic Forum highlighted Obama's shallow shell and McCain's depth
Mary Mostert
August 22, 2008

The questions asked Barack Obama and John McCain last Saturday by the Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California revealed the shallow . . .


Why would evangelicals vote for Obama over Romney?
Mary Mostert
July 31, 2008

The Washington Times' noted yesterday in a article titled "Evangelicals War Against Romney on Ticket" that "Mr. Huckabee's supporters tend to be 'rabid' in . . .


Global warming challenged by new data and failed predictions
Mary Mostert
July 19, 2008

The American Physical Society (APS), representing over 50,000 physicists, has re-opened the discussion of the issue of global warming. In 2007 the . . .


Congressional Democrats in 2007-2008 introduced bills to block domestic oil production
Mary Mostert
July 18, 2008

The purpose of the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections is to choose LEADERS for the next 2, 4 or six years. The best way to make your decision on . . .


Can liberty survive when the people choose entertainers, not leaders?
Mary Mostert
July 4, 2008

Today is supposed to be a day set aside to celebrate, and remember, the signing of the Declaration of Independence. (http://www.bannerofliberty.com/BOL-2008HL/7 . . .


Refusing to learn from our mistakes as Iran's Ahmadinejad acquires nuclear weapons
Mary Mostert
June 19, 2008

A symposium entitled The Place of the Surge in the War on Terror was held at the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Santa Barbara May 30-June 1. It needs to be . . .


McClellan, your vote, your money, Iraq, oil, energy, and deception in 2008
Mary Mostert
June 2, 2008

As the author of three books, it is obvious to me that the motivation and the timing for the release of former Bush press secretary Scott McClellan's book is a . . .


Should appeasement be an issue in the 2008 presidential race?
Mary Mostert
May 18, 2008

When I was growing up in the South there were many folk sayings that were used that today we rarely hear, but which fit the situation better than any other . . .


John McCain: the only candidate who understands the dangers facing us
Mary Mostert
May 13, 2008

On May 6th Senator John McCain delivered a speech at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC on what I have believed is THE most important issue facing . . .


Education, racism, Obama, Rev. Wright, genes, and commitment
Mary Mostert
May 6, 2008

The fire storm that is now taking place based the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's comments to the NAACP about the difference in learning styles of "African-American . . .


Obama's racist rejection of his white American family
Mary Mostert
April 18, 2008

Barack Obama and I have a lot in common, in some ways. Both of our fathers were from Africa. Barack's father was a Kenyan and my father was a South African. . . .


Obama insults Pennsylvanians while ignoring their economic miracle
Mary Mostert
April 15, 2008

Barack Obama created a small fire-storm in presidential politics recently by a very public announcement that small town residents in Pennsylvania and other . . .


Racism, grandmothers, protection, and Obama
Mary Mostert
March 31, 2008

I have waited a couple of weeks to see if anyone would actually take up for white grandmothers after Barack Obama's speech about race in which he used his own . . .


It isn't Obama's race, but his socialism and defeatism that are his problems
Mary Mostert
March 20, 2008

First Barack Obama tells us that he "didn't know" what Jeremiah Wright, his pastor at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ was preaching, in spite of . . .


Freedom of speech, Obama, racism, and Geraldine Ferraro
Mary Mostert
March 14, 2008

It all started when Democrat Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman on a major party presidential team ticket said: "Any time anybody does anything that in any . . .


Kosovo, the European Union's new colony
Mary Mostert
March 7, 2008

My first reaction to media reports on February 16 of jubilant Albanians in Kosovo gleefully celebrating their "independence" from Serbia was simple bewilderment . . .


Will military veterans support Obama's "retreat and declare defeat" strategy
Mary Mostert
February 28, 2008

As things now stand, it appears that Barack Obama, if nominated by the Democrats and elected in November, may very well become the commander in chief of America . . .


Bush's Kosovo policy, like Chamberlain's Munich policy, could lead to war
Mary Mostert
February 24, 2008

History has been a harsh critic of Neville Chamberlain's decision in 1938 to allow Adolf Hitler to trash the WWI Versailles peace treaty to seize control of and . . .


Mitt Romney leads the way to winning the war on terror
Mary Mostert
February 8, 2008

Prior to Super Tuesdays elections, most of the media directed debates and media commentary on the presidential campaigns for 2008 have given little attention to . . .


A surge for Mitt Romney?
Mary Mostert
February 4, 2008

Events totally outside the realm of politics may have created a Romney surge that could dramatically change the overall results in the Super Tuesday . . .


Using recession as a political scare tactic
Mary Mostert
January 22, 2008

Recently the war in Iraq seems to have dropped out of the news while the status of the US Economy has suddenly become the main focus even in the Presidential . . .


Extremism and terrorism in Pakistan 2007 and the USA in 1794
Mary Mostert
December 30, 2007

Violence has been part of the political process for the Bhutto family in Pakistan for decades. Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's first female Prime Minister was the . . .


Leadership, Mormons, Evangelicals, and morals in politics
Mary Mostert
December 8, 2007

The mostly positive reaction to Mitt Romney's speech yesterday on Faith in America (http://www.mittromney.com/News/Press-Releases/Faith_In_America_Address) . . .


During WWII, should Pres. Roosevelt have chosen a Japanese-American cabinet member?
Mary Mostert
November 29, 2007

The Christian Science Monitor published an article written by Mansoor Ijaz entitled "A Muslim Belongs in the Cabinet." Ijaz, a fund raiser for Democrat . . .


The most important news of 2007: China's new Constitution
Mary Mostert
November 7, 2007

There were almost no media reports on it, but China's 17th Communist Party Congress (CPC) adopted a new amended Constitution on October 21, 2007. Should you . . .


Mega forest fires -- caused by global warming or the Sierra Club?
Mary Mostert
October 22, 2007

Yesterday, 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley reported that "Global warming is increasing the intensity and number of forest fires across the American West, . . .


Deception, past and present phony soldiers
Mary Mostert
October 3, 2007

On September 28th Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wrote a letter to the CEO of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., in an effort to get Rush Limbaugh off the . . .


Who is betraying America and who dies if we follow the wrong voices?
Mary Mostert
September 14, 2007

Yesterday the two sides of the war in Iraq were clearly put before the American people and the world by two opposing presentations. The first to appear was a . . .


Is it Sen. Craig or airport policeman Sgt. Karsnia who is lying?
Mary Mostert
September 1, 2007

There are only two people on the planet earth who really know what actually happened in the Minneapolis Airport men's restroom in June — Senator Larry Craig and . . .


Airport toilets, suitcases, homosexual signals, and the law
Mary Mostert
August 29, 2007

Destroying political enemies in the USA today with sexual innuendoes and accusations has become not only a popular method of getting elected, especially if one . . .


Was the Democrats' deception an admission they've lost public support?
Mary Mostert
August 8, 2007

On August 3rd, on a vote of 60 yeas to 28 nays, as a last vote before recessing until September, the Senate passed a Republican "Protect America Act"(S 1927) . . .


Democrat amendment to limit president's constitutional authority to pardon foiled
Mary Mostert
July 21, 2007

Yesterday while debating a bill entitled: COLLEGE COST REDUCTION ACT OF 2007, Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colorado) introduced amendment 2356 that had nothing to do . . .


Can Congress give military orders to the Commander in Chief?
Mary Mostert
July 19, 2007

For the third time since becoming the majority in Congress in January 2007, the Democrats have attempted to order the commander in chief of the US Armed forces, . . .


Would our Founding Fathers support legislation by talk show hosts?
Mary Mostert
June 30, 2007

On a vote of 53 to 46 the Senate rejected S. 1639, which designed address the problem of 12 million or more illegal aliens living in the USA. It was supported . . .


What ARE our immigration problems and can they be solved?
Mary Mostert
May 23, 2007

The heated debate now taking place about the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 is largely emotion with few hard facts being presented by either side. . . .


Either Al Sharpton should be fired or Don Imus should be re-hired
Mary Mostert
May 14, 2007

As a former agnostic humanist who became a Mormon in middle age, I thought I would find the debate between atheist Christopher Hitchens and Reverent Al Sharpton . . .


Bush's remarkable leadership -- the Constitution, Iraq, and partial birth abortion
Mary Mostert
April 23, 2007

Two major issues that seemed to come to a head last week will one day hopefully be recognized great accomplishments of President George W. Bush. In spite of . . .


Should President Bush ignore laws passed by Congress on fighting terrorists?
Mary Mostert
April 4, 2007

The recent bill passed by Congress that Democrats do not want President Bush to Veto would require President Bush to ignore numerous laws now on the book that . . .


Congress fails to support the Army and Navy
Mary Mostert
March 30, 2007

Yesterday the US Senate passed HR 1591 with forty-nine Democrats and two Republicans, Senators Smith of Oregon and Hagel of Nebraska voting "yea" and forty  . . .


Senate votes to curb Bush's constitutional power
Mary Mostert
March 21, 2007

So far, it appears, the firing of eight attorneys by the Bush Attorney General has created far more news than the firing of ninety-three attorneys by Clinton . . .


Should we worry about a Bosnian Muslim massacring people in Trolley Square?
Mary Mostert
February 15, 2007

On Monday, the day the mass murderer Sulejman Talovic gunned down nine unsuspecting shoppers in Trolley Square Mall in Salt Lake City, Utah, five of whom died . . .


Who is it that is lying about WMD in Iraq?
Mary Mostert
February 5, 2007

A couple of days ago I received one of the hundreds of e-mail I get on a seemingly regular basis that strikes me as being totally baseless, yet couched in . . .


State of the Union -- a glimpse of comity, courtesy, and civility?
Mary Mostert
January 24, 2007

The underlying message in President George W. Bush's State of the Union Address on Tuesday was an appeal to the, hopefully, vast majority of the American people . . .


If we lose in Iraq, the death toll could be millions
Mary Mostert
January 12, 2007

Note: I've been asked why I think millions could die if we lose in Iraq. I think that because millions died when we pulled out of Vietnam — and no weapons of . . .


Historic congressional meddling, winning wars, and the Iraq Study Group Report
Mary Mostert
December 12, 2006

The Iraq Study Group Report begins with the observation that there is "no magic formula to solve the problems of Iraq" and by paragraph three states that "No . . .


Which laws do the Democrats wish to repeal?
Mary Mostert
November 21, 2006

What exactly is the Media and the Democrats' definition of "Winning the War in Iraq? After all, on August 14, 1998 the Senate passed a resolution on Iraq 94-6, . . .


Peace is not won by helping terrorists
Mary Mostert
November 15, 2006

Democrats who are euphoric about winning the majority in Congress, and Republicans who are depressed by losing their majority in Congress might do well to . . .


The 2006 election: Voter anger over Republican scandals amidst media deception
Mary Mostert
November 8, 2006

According to CBS News, the "key factor in the Democratic takeover of the House was the scandals plaguing Republican incumbents. ...At least 12 seats that . . .


John Kerry's 35 year history of contempt for the US military
Mary Mostert
November 1, 2006

In a speech at Pasadena City College that was "an all star line up of the Democratic Party" — primarily a campaign stop to get students to vote for Phil . . .


Anti-fraud laws help Republicans win elections
Mary Mostert
October 20, 2006

In the past week North Korea has basically declared war on the United States and Iran has promised to make Israel "disappear." Yet the "big news" is not about a . . .


The Mark Foley issue boils down to: how stupid are voters?
Mary Mostert
October 12, 2006

I've been involved in politics for 60 years, first as a Democrat and, for the last 35 years, as a Republican. My disagreement with both parties from time to . . .


What crime did Bill Clinton / Mark Foley commit?
Mary Mostert
October 2, 2006

The resignation of Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fl) appeared to me on the surface to be a story that could be analyzed with little research. After all, Foley resigned . . .


UN considers problem of good and evil, God and the Devil
Mary Mostert
September 23, 2006

While religion appears to be increasingly a taboo subject in American politics, it has suddenly popped up at the United Nations, which of course is on American . . .


Pope quotes Qur'an; Muslims kill nun, burn churches
Mary Mostert
September 18, 2006

I have read many press reports on Muslim reaction to one line of a lecture given by Pope Benedict XVI at the University of Regensburg in Germany on September 1 . . .


911 and choosing leaders who can identify problems
Mary Mostert
September 11, 2006

Five years ago today, Americans experienced a sneak attack on two major American cities, New York and Washington, D.C. that resulted in a larger death toll than . . .


Deception, Serbs, Islamic fascists, and a forgotten warning
Mary Mostert
August 29, 2006

I am not a Serb. I am a garden variety American with ancestors from a variety of European nations — but no ancestors from Balkan nations. My interest in the . . .


A discussion with an Albanian Islamic fascist about Serbs and Kosovo
Mary Mostert
August 23, 2006

In the past few days I've been corresponding with an Albanian reader in Britain, who identified himself as Genci Sala. He said he was "shocked" at my  . . .


"War with Islamic terrorists" -- interview with Father Benedict
Mary Mostert
August 12, 2006

On August 10th, as the news broke that a group of Islamic terrorists were plotting to blow up some more American airliners, President George W. Bush stepped to . . .


Does life begin in a Petri dish or a mother's womb?
Mary Mostert
July 21, 2006

In the often angry debate that accompanied the Congressional debate on embryonic stem cell research, Sen. Orrin Hatch, who voted in favor of federal funds for . . .


New York court upholds ban on same-sex marriage
Mary Mostert
July 7, 2006

Yesterday, the New York Court of Appeals upheld traditional marriage between a man and a woman in a decision that put into legal history some remarkably . . .


War, piracy, al Qaeda and the US Supreme Court
Mary Mostert
July 4, 2006

Last week, eight of the US Supreme Court Justices released six different opinions concerning Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense. Justice Stevens begins . . .


Is it deception or ignorance that is controlling the immigration debate?
Mary Mostert
June 3, 2006

Yesterday Sean Hannity, a conservative who I think generally tries to do a good job of researching his stories, attacked one of the most conservative members of . . .


Why opposite Policies for Christian Serbs and Kosovo Albanians?
Mary Mostert
May 11, 2006

On May 5 the Washington Times published an editorial entitled "Bullying Belgrade" which made the point that those same Europeans that were opposed to and . . .


Illegal aliens identify themselves by marches and proposed boycott
Mary Mostert
April 28, 2006

Activists for illegal aliens have proposed a boycott on May 1st to show, presumably, American citizens their power by staying away from work. Apparently they . . .


Why the American media no longer even knows HOW to report "NEWS"
Mary Mostert
April 18, 2006

In his article this week, The People vs the Press, Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media related a story about a broadcast journalist in the military who found, on . . .


Hispanics in Los Angeles and Abanians in Kosovo demand legalization of their crimes
Mary Mostert
March 30, 2006

Townhall columnist Michelle Malkin noted in her column this week that "an estimated 500,000 to 2 million people, untold numbers of them here illegally, took to . . .


How to survive 600 years of terrorism and 60 years of communism
Mary Mostert
March 20, 2006

For the past 10 years I have been writing, off and on, about the disintegration of Yugoslavia and that has led to me having a large and growing number of Serb . . .


The convenient death of Slobodan Milosevic
Mary Mostert
March 14, 2006

Slobodan Milosevic, the last communist head of state for the former Yugoslavia, after four years of a trial conducted by the ICTY (International Criminal . . .


Why is a bombed mosque major news, while bombed churches are ignored?
Mary Mostert
February 26, 2006

The front page of my local paper last Thursday was taken up with color pictures and the Los Angeles Time article about the bombing of the Shiite Golden Dome . . .


Martin Luther and Coretta King and the victim industry
Mary Mostert
February 13, 2006

Martin Luther King and his wife, Coretta, were people of my generation. As young people born and raised in the segregated South we were all concerned about . . .


Americans need to decide which side of the war they are on
Mary Mostert
February 4, 2006

On the same day I read a 15 page transcription of a radio address given on Syrian radio by Iraq's Al Qa'ida's leader, Abu-Mus'ab al-Zarqawi I also read a 45 . . .


Bush and Clinton: Opposite policies on terrorists as "peace" partners
Mary Mostert
January 27, 2006

In his press conference today President Bush articulated a policy that is a dramatic change from that of the Clinton Administration in America's treatment of  . . .


Could Condi as president undo Martin Luther King's hate-the-whites' legacy?
Mary Mostert
January 17, 2006

Yesterday, Laura Bush told CNN that a Republican woman would be the first female president of the United States and if she had her choice; it would be . . .


Unalienable vs. inalienable rights, the Alito nomination and China
Mary Mostert
January 11, 2006

Over Christmas and New Year's I have not written my usual weekly article, not from lack of interest, but from lack of time. As most of you readers know, in 2004 . . .


52 senators vote for, 47 senators vote against passage of Patriot Act
Mary Mostert
December 17, 2005

Today CNN headlines read "Patriot Act renewal fails in Senate." Newmax headlines read "Senate Rejects Extension of Patriot Act." The New York Times headlines . . .


Forgetting Pearl Harbor and pandering to terrorists
Mary Mostert
December 8, 2005

On December 6, 2005, Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic Party and a presidential hopeful perhaps for 2008, said in a San Antonio radio show: "The idea . . .


Why won't the media report what President Bush actually SAYS?
Mary Mostert
December 1, 2005

In my youth in the 1930s and in World War II, back in the days when Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president of the United States, when it was announced . . .


House vote on troop withdrawal shows growing SUPPORT for Bush's Iraq policy
Mary Mostert
November 19, 2005

Last night about 8:00 PM the House of Representatives began debating Resolution 572 which challenged the Democrats to actually VOTE on their constant demands . . .


Sen. Reid, tell us where Saddam's yellowcake WENT
Mary Mostert
November 2, 2005

Sen. Harry Reid's speech yesterday on the Senate floor was an effort to get voters' attention for Democrats' pre-planned scheme demanding, that "the Senate go . . .


Harriet Miers' sacrifice to protect the Constitution and the president
Mary Mostert
October 27, 2005

Harriet Miers has sacrificed her "career advancement" in withdrawing her nomination to the Supreme Court in an effort to defend a constitutional principle — the . . .


Bush's Supreme Court choice angers those looking for a fight
Mary Mostert
October 6, 2005

Throughout the 2004 election and right up until President Bush announced his latest pick for the Supreme Court millions of words have been written in the media . . .


Let's pretend Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco were white men
Mary Mostert
September 30, 2005

This morning among my e-mails I received one talking about the media reports of what happened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina as "the worst reporting in . . .


Unplug the UN and other corrupt spending programs
Mary Mostert
September 22, 2005

Two questions caught my eye this week. After the top floors of the United Nations building lost their electric power this week, Claudia Bassett, Journalist-in . . .


John Roberts: America's "Man for All Seasons"
Mary Mostert
September 16, 2005

Sir Thomas More, a lawyer and judge in mid-16th Century England, was the hero of "A Man for All Seasons." He was a man of principle and reason, who faced the . . .


New Orleans anarchy linked to its drug and alcohol consumption?
Mary Mostert
September 3, 2005

While it is sad and embarrassing to most Americans to read reports of the anarchy that has occurred in New Orleans in the wake of hurricane Katrina, what is . . .


The Iraq Constitution follows America’s own constitutional history
Mary Mostert
August 26, 2005

The Iraq Daily reported today "a final draft of a constitution would be adopted by parliament on Thursday, despite its rejection by minority Sunni Arabs and . . .


Recess appointments: a constitutional response to a non-functioning Senate
Mary Mostert
August 5, 2005

President Bush's use of a recess appointment to fill the vacant position of United Nations ambassador is being criticized by the Democrats, who appear to be . . .


All 1787 Constitutional Convention delegates would support John Roberts' nomination
Mary Mostert
July 21, 2005

John Roberts, President Bush's nominee to fill the spot on the Supreme Court left by the resignation of Sandra Day O'Connor, would be considered by all sides . . .


Illegal aliens' use of terrorism to get a seat in the United Nations
Mary Mostert
July 15, 2005

On July 11th, Prime Minister Tony Blair on the floor of the House of Commons made the following statement on the terrorist bombings in London on July 7th: "The . . .


How about Orrin Hatch for Supreme Court?
Mary Mostert
July 7, 2005

The media, and both the left and the right politicians and commentators are in an absolute frenzy right now about who President Bush should choose as the next . . .


Should we let the terrorists out of the Iraq box?
Mary Mostert
June 29, 2005

Last night at Ft. Bragg before an audience of military men and women, President George W. Bush spoke to them and the nation concerning Iraq and the War on . . .


'It requires a bomb on American soil to awaken our citizens'
Mary Mostert
June 18, 2005

The title of this article, which was a comment in an e-mail from a reader I'm afraid,is true. We Americans are incredibly fortunate and unbelievably gullible. . . .


Democrats demand "correct" religion, skin color and secret files of Bush nominees
Mary Mostert
June 10, 2005

The first headline I saw on returning home from New York City where I introduced my newest book "The Threat of Anarchy Leads to the Constitution of the United . . .


What is anti-American Muslim hysteria covering up?
Mary Mostert
May 28, 2005

I have been deluged with e-mail in the past couple of weeks in response to my articles on General Mihailovich being given the Legion of Merit and the deaths and . . .


Is Koran flushing worse desecration than blowing up Christian churches?
Mary Mostert
May 18, 2005

The stupidity and senseless violence that caused a number of deaths in reaction to a Newsweek article which claimed Americans had "desecrated the Islamic holy . . .


Deceiving Americans to appease communists and terrorists
Mary Mostert
May 14, 2005

On the first day that my article last week on the World War II Serb leader, General Draza Mihailovich who saved the lives of hundreds of American airmen shot . . .


Correcting the lies about a great WW II hero
Mary Mostert
May 6, 2005

The other day I received an e-mail from a reader that told me the Legion of Merit would be presented to the World War II Serbian leader, Draza Mihailovic. I . . .


WHAT 'independent judiciary'?
Mary Mostert
April 22, 2005

In case you haven't noticed, there is a frantic effort being made by the Democrats to convince you that majority rule in the U.S. Congress is somehow a threat . . .


Justice Scalia: "The Court has liberated itself from the Constitution"
Mary Mostert
April 16, 2005

A month ago, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke at the Woodrow Wilson International Center Justice on Constitutional Interpretation. In a nutshell he . . .


Judicial homicide: "this is not a death -- it's a killing"
Mary Mostert
March 31, 2005

Terri Schiavo's personal battle is over. The battle between the Judiciary and the People of the United States has just begun. Jesse Jackson put the issue on . . .


When did Michael Schiavo first start trying to kill Terri?
Mary Mostert
March 23, 2005

Because I try to track down facts before I write about a subject, I have not written about Terri Schiavo and the battle over her condition. What actually . . .


Let's improve health instead of health care
Mary Mostert
March 19, 2005

With Iraq sliding off the front pages, the rising issue in the media appears to be: What can we do about these tax gobbling programs for the elderly — Social . . .


Will the Supreme Court stop public debate on the origin of human rights?
Mary Mostert
March 7, 2005

The debate over the Ten Commandments and even the Declaration of Independence being displayed on public property is not really a new argument. God's role, or . . .


Weeding out reporters who lie
Mary Mostert
February 25, 2005

In 2003 Jayson Blair of the New York Times was allowed to simply resign after being caught making up some of his "best" stories and reporting "interviews" with . . .


Like America from 1781-1787, Iraq is in its "critical period"
Mary Mostert
February 18, 2005

Yesterday in Iraq, three suicide bombers killed themselves and at least 30 Shiite worshippers during a Shiite Holy day during a procession and at 2 different . . .


Bush's 2006 federal budget is a local issue
Mary Mostert
February 10, 2005

On the heels of President Bush's announcement of his proposed 2006 budget, city Mayors gathered in Washington to comment on it. Martin O'Malley, the Democrat . . .


Social Security can't be fixed with 1936 thinking
Mary Mostert
February 4, 2005

Speaking of Social Security, which was created in 1936 when the unemployment rate in America was 25% and most workers covered by it were factory workers, . . .


Sen. Boxer's vicious attack on Condoleeza Rice was based on lies
Mary Mostert
January 27, 2005

Condoleeza Rice is probably the best qualified person in America today to become Secretary of State. Before leaving her post as provost of Stanford University . . .


87% fewer violent deaths annually in Iraq now than under Saddam Hussein
Mary Mostert
January 17, 2005

Five weeks before the November 2004 election, Senator Ted Kennedy said on the floor of the Senate: "President Bush's record on Iraq is clearly costing . . .


Prayer and presidents: Washington to Bush
Mary Mostert
January 12, 2005

Atheist Michael Newdow filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on December 17, 2004 claiming that the 1st Amendment to the U.S. . . .


Who's to blame for tsunami and AIDS deaths for 2004?
Mary Mostert
January 4, 2005

The world hasn't quite had time to figure out exactly what to make of the devastating 9.0 earthquake in the Indian Ocean, that according to reports has killed . . .


A 1968 Christmas story about "How Scrooges Spoil Christmas"
Mary Mostert
December 24, 2004

I've been reading a lot of stories about what many think is a "new" problem: Having Christ in Christmas or as the Wall Street Journal puts it: Christmas and . . .


Should America remain a Christian nation or commit suicide?
Mary Mostert
December 21, 2004

The editor of Alan Keyes' Renew America Forum, Stefani Stone, posed a question this week to address "the supposedly 'controversial' fact that America is (and . . .


George W. Bush faces many of the same problems as George Washington
Mary Mostert
December 10, 2004

In the past three weeks I've been doing a lot of research on the 1790s to finalize my second book of 2004 "The Threat of Anarchy Leads to the Constitution." I . . .


The Geneva Convention does not apply to terrorists
Mary Mostert
November 19, 2004

MSNBC reported on Wednesday in the Fallujah fighting that "a U.S. Marine was killed and five others were wounded when the booby-trapped body of a dead insurgent . . .


Voters defeat obstructionism and negativity in General Election
Mary Mostert
November 12, 2004

John Zogby, considered the "most accurate" pollster in America , predicted consistently from May 2004 to November 1, 2004 that John Kerry would win the election . . .


Voters defeat obstructionism and negativity in General Election
Mary Mostert
November 8, 2004

John Zogby, considered the "most accurate" pollster in America , predicted consistently from May 2004 to November 1, 2004 that John Kerry would win the . . .


A cliffhanger or a Republican sweep?
Mary Mostert
November 1, 2004

According to the polls, President Bush is ahead of Senator Kerry by 2-6 points. In the words of pollster John Zogby, "Let me try to put it this way: It's close! . . .


The 21st Century version of the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Illinois
Mary Mostert
October 24, 2004

The 2004 Senate race in Illinois between Republican Alan Keyes and Democrat Barack Obama, both black men, is remarkably similar to the Senate race in Illinois . . .


Kerry puts down his wife on nationwide TV
Mary Mostert
October 14, 2004

The last of the presidential candidate debates last night covered a lot of territory. Most of the campaign's major policy issues were talked about — Iraq, the . . .


#1 presidential debate issue -- Should the U.S. lead or follow world opinion?
Mary Mostert
October 4, 2004

The first debate between President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry released a torrent of punditry that in effect centered around one question — who would . . .


Can Iraq hold elections, as the USA has, in the midst of civil disorder?
Mary Mostert
September 25, 2004

According to Al Jazeera, the pro-terrorist Arab news outlet of Doha, Qatar, "Arab analysts labelled Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's speech to Congress and . . .


In the internet era, Dan Rather and Bill O'Reilly are obsolete
Mary Mostert
September 16, 2004

Bill O'Reilly, of Fox News, last night observed plaintively that "everything has changed" in the field of journalism "because of the Internet." The result, he . . .


Your vote, the abomination of desolation, and survival
Mary Mostert
September 11, 2004

Today is the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, that destroyed the World Trade Center, damaged the Pentagon, and thwarted efforts . . .


Alan Keyes teaches sex education lesson to homosexual interviewer
Mary Mostert
September 4, 2004

Mike Signorile, who says in his bio he co-founded a now-defunct New York City magazine for lesbians and homosexuals, is known for what we might call harassing . . .


The Swift Boat Veterans ad is about war crimes, not politics
Mary Mostert
August 21, 2004

The Swift Boat veterans who served in Vietnam at the same time and on identical boats and in the same rivers as John Kerry have created ads that really upset . . .


If Bush lied about WMD, Kerry and 77% of the Senate lied also
Mary Mostert
August 16, 2004

In recent weeks I have received e-mail from readers asking me if a list of quotes making the rounds via e-mail that purport to be from anti-Bush politicians are . . .


Should candidates for public office take drug tests?
Mary Mostert
August 14, 2004

In New Mexico, Chief Judge of the State District Court, John W. Brennan was arrested on May 30, 2004 and arraigned for trying to avoid a police checkpoint.  . . .


Indian sovereignty and Kerry's pathetic attempt to relive the Vietnam War
Mary Mostert
July 30, 2004

Listening to the speeches given at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, I was struck by the delegates who emphasized John Kerry's support of the  . . .


John Kerry, George W. Bush, the 9/11 Report, and "imagination"
Mary Mostert
July 26, 2004

It appears that the media's favorite section in the 585-page 9/11 Commission Report is chapter 11, which is entitled "Foresight and Hindsight" and talks about . . .


Let's have another miracle to save marriage and our families
Mary Mostert
July 15, 2004

Yesterday on a cloture motion on the Federal Marriage act, 48 U.S. Senators voted "Yes" on the bill and 50 voted "No" to not even allow a vote on whether or not . . .


In support of judicial tyranny, Sen. Kennedy attacks the apostle Paul
Mary Mostert
July 7, 2004

Senator Ted Kennedy, Massachusetts' senior Democrat Senator, argued on the floor of the Senate yesterday against the Apostle Paul in a determined effort to keep . . .


Would the courts repeal the Declaration of Independence?
Mary Mostert
June 30, 2004

Britain's left wing Guardian reported Tuesday wrote of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in HAMDI et al. v. RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: "Prisoners held at . . .


Chris Cannon, the immigration debate, and Les Miserables
Mary Mostert
June 23, 2004

Well, in spite of a massive misinformation campaign, supported and fueled by much of the press, including Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, numerous supposedly anti . . .


D-Day and old heroes who became traitors
Mary Mostert
June 8, 2004

At the 60th commemoration of D-Day, where 2500 to 5000 Americans died on the beaches of his country, France's President, Jacques Chirac said: "France will . . .


Al Gore and Benedict Arnold have a lot in common
Mary Mostert
May 31, 2004

Last Tuesday former vice-president Al Gore delivered a speech that reminded me of the behavior of one of George Washington's generals during the Revolution. He . . .


A free Iraq MUST be free of foreign control
Mary Mostert
May 25, 2004

Hours before the President spoke last night, CNN/USA Today released their latest poll which asks: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is . . .


Ignored heroes at Mai Lai and Abu Ghraib who stopped atrocities
Mary Mostert
May 18, 2004

Seymour Hersh, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his "exposé" of the Mai Lai massacre of March 1968, is at it again. His most recent article "The Gray Zone" . . .


Abuse investigations: The US Army compared to the NY Times'
Mary Mostert
May 11, 2004

While various members of the media have tried their best to make it appear that they somehow uncovered a huge, scandalous operation at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq . . .


Why are "conservative" Republicans lying about Bush's immigration reform?
Mary Mostert
May 5, 2004

On January 9, 2004, President George W. Bush announced his immigration reform program, with the sponsor of the House bill, Republican Chris Cannon of Utah, who . . .


Do Americans have the courage to face terrorists with WMDs?
Mary Mostert
April 28, 2004

As recently as a month ago, John Kerry slammed President Bush with "George Bush sold us on going to war with Iraq based on the threat of weapons of mass . . .


Media ignores Bush's victory in the drug war too
Mary Mostert
April 20, 2004

Those of us who personally know and get reports from soldiers or contractors trying to free and rebuild Iraq realize that the media simply does not want to . . .


Is the attack on Condi to cover up Clinton's role in arming drug-dealing terrorists?
Mary Mostert
April 13, 2004

The White House's release of the much discussed August 6, 2001 memo conclusively proved that Dr. Condoleeza Rice's testimony, which Commissioner Ben Veniste . . .


Bush won't run from Al Jezeera's "grisly pictures" or John Kerry's attacks
Mary Mostert
April 7, 2004

A "shaken" Mansur, a reporter of Al-Jezeera, the Arab network that reports news for the Arab world, reporting from inside Fallujah, reported today "as US . . .


The social consequences of same-sex marriage
Mary Mostert
March 25, 2004

Rep. Barney Frank, an elected representative of the State of Massachusetts, which declared a "constitutional right" for same-sex "marriage," challenged . . .


Osama Bin Laden's goal is your destruction
Mary Mostert
March 17, 2004

Osama bin Laden sent a letter to the "Iraqi people" through the Al Jazeera network in mid October of 2003. In that letter he called for "Muslims in general . . .


Shiite clerics grumble about Iraq's Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights
Mary Mostert
March 11, 2004

On Monday, after several stops and starts, the Iraqi Provisional Council, which is composed of representatives from Iraq's many ethnic, religious and political . . .


George W. Bush got more votes in California on Super Tuesday than John Kerry
Mary Mostert
March 4, 2004

I wasn't even looking for the number of votes George W. Bush got in the California primary because I forgot he would be on the ballot. I was just looking for . . .


The miracle in Istanbul 1996 stopped a plan to make gay marriage a "human right"
Mary Mostert
February 25, 2004

President Bush's call for a Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman is an indication of the speed in which our culture . . .


Can voters be dumb enough to believe Democrats would ever balance a budget?
Mary Mostert
February 21, 2004

Some of the e-mail I have received on my article last week entitled George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, George W. Bush, and Anti-War Movements has certainly . . .


George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, George W. Bush, and anti-war movements
Mary Mostert
February 11, 2004

In February we celebrate the birthdays of two of America's great war presidents — George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I find that many, if not most, . . .


Sen. John Kerry 1997 vs Sen. John Kerry 2004 on Iraq's WMD
Mary Mostert
February 8, 2004

On January 25, 2004, on Fox News, Chris Wallace asked Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry why he had voted against the resolution to confront Saddam . . .


"Benign neglect" of political stupidity on the left and the right
Mary Mostert
February 4, 2004

Way back on November 15, 2003, a bit over two months ago, we were hearing from media commentators that Howard Dean was pretty much "unbeatable." Larry Sabato, . . .


Is Iraq or the US stable enough to survive the divisive election campaigns of 2004?
Mary Mostert
January 28, 2004

Sometimes people who get the least amount of publicity for what they are doing do the greatest amount of good. Lakhdar Brahimi, a 70-year-old former Algerian . . .


Young voters reject Dean's wooing, lean to Bush
Mary Mostert
January 21, 2004

What is going on in the minds of America's voters and what is going on in the minds of America's media appear to be poles apart these days. In an amazing 24 . . .


The "bias" war in the American media misses the point
Mary Mostert
January 17, 2004

There appears to be a bit of a war going on in the American media, fueled and focused by books written by Bernard Goldberg, a thirty year veteran of CBS News . . .


War college author suggests some terrorism should be acceptable
Mary Mostert
January 14, 2004

Last Monday, a 56 page report entitled "Bounding the Global War on Terrorism" giving the latest opinion of Professor Jeffrey Record was released to the public . . .


A lesson from a 108-year-old chemical warfare veteran
Mary Mostert
January 13, 2004

Alfred Pugh, one of the approximately 1000 surviving World War I veterans in America died last week. He was the last known and oldest combat-wounded U.S. . . .


Teaching unity in a multicultural politically correct educational system
Mary Mostert
January 8, 2004

On my Christmas visit to Wisconsin, which seemed plagued by computer crashes and other technological difficulties, I had an opportunity, thanks to a . . .


New Afghan constitution ignored by Democrats in boring debate
Mary Mostert
January 7, 2004

It wasn´t considered worthy of front-page news in the local paper I was reading in Wisconsin, but then, neither was the first debate of election year 2004 among . . .


Without the ACLU filing a lawsuit, our military freed the descendants of the Magi
Mary Mostert
December 27, 2003

A popular modern Christmas visual display in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ is the Magi. According to the Bible "After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in . . .


Arrogance and simple selfishness reigns in Democrats' 2004 political agenda
Mary Mostert
December 23, 2003

On Monday, December 15th, in a press conference following the capture of Saddam Hussein, President Bush said, in the presence of two members of the Iraq interim . . .


Will "the cowardly surrender" fuel, or squelch the "hate America" campaign?
Mary Mostert
December 19, 2003

"Because of this ignominious end," Egyptian born Mona Hathaway wrote in the International Herald Tribune of Saddam Hussein's capture, "the Arab world will be . . .


Peace for Americans and Iraqis in 2004 -- thanks to Bush's courage and vision
Mary Mostert
December 17, 2003

As we enter Christmas week, in which we celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, a brief perusal of the anti-war websites on the Internet illustrate that . . .


Gallup finally admits the obvious -- the youth are conservatives
Mary Mostert
December 13, 2003

Fox News reported yesterday that two studies, both from liberal sources, the Gallup Organization and the University of California at Berkeley, report that  . . .


Our founding principles work in all religions -- not just in Christian nations
Mary Mostert
December 12, 2003

In my hundreds of hours of research in writing my new book, Foundations of Freedom: A Hunger for Liberty Leads to the Constitution, I read hundreds of letters . . .


Two court decisions have declared marriage "irrational"
Mary Mostert
December 11, 2003

Richard G. Wilkins, a professor of Law at Brigham Young University, wrote recently in an article entitled, "Constitutional governance and the Irrationality of . . .


Will Medicare reform encourage seniors to become more responsible for their health?
Mary Mostert
December 7, 2003

The angry debate over the Republican Medicare Reform bill, which the President will sign into law on Monday has been interesting to me, as a senior who will be . . .


The Democrats' "Bush recession" scare tactic that didn't work
Mary Mostert
December 4, 2003

Six months ago I wrote an article about the economy, using as the title of the article a quote from President Bush, "I believe in the future of this economy." I . . .


Millions in other lands are thankful for you -- because you are an American taxpayer
Mary Mostert
November 26, 2003

Greg J. Newell, who was Undersecretary of State during the Reagan administration, spoke last Sunday to a church gathering in my hometown about, what else, but . . .


A new crusade over Bush saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God?
Mary Mostert
November 25, 2003

Recently a reporter asked President Bush in London "Mr. President, when you talk about peace in the Middle East, you've often said that freedom is granted by . . .


Did Chief Justice Marshall collude with lesbian buddies on same-sex marriage decision?
Mary Mostert
November 20, 2003

In a 4-3 decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled two days ago that what you thought marriage was all about, isn't. It ruled that "barring an individual . . .


Hopefully Bush and Blair won't be guillotined for helping Iraq
Mary Mostert
November 19, 2003

Monday, before President Bush flew off to London, which appears to be hostile territory, if we believe the British media, he had a brief chat with a group of . . .


The "fuss," senator, is about you trashing the Constitution
Mary Mostert
November 17, 2003

President George W. Bush is the first President in American history that has been the subject of filibusters to block his nominees for the Judiciary. Democrat . . .


War brewing between corporate media giants and the White House?
Mary Mostert
November 13, 2003

There seem to be actually two wars being fought in Iraq. One is the war being reported by the dominant media, i.e. CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News, Washington Post . . .


Feminists' unconstitutional plan to end America's independent Judiciary
Mary Mostert
November 12, 2003

Last Friday House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco was quoted as saying the photograph of President Bush surrounded by male lawmakers as he signed . . .


Democrats plan to use intelligence info to boost John Edwards campaign?
Mary Mostert
November 11, 2003

Having read the memo written by the Democrat minority staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee I now understand why Republican Chairman of the Intelligence . . .


What part of "the conflict will not be short" confuses Democrats and the media?
Mary Mostert
November 9, 2003

During World War II, when the Democrats in Washington were spending 3 times the amount of money annually as was being collected in taxes, I don't ever remember . . .


What would Ronald Reagan say about CBS' distortion of the Reagans?
Mary Mostert
November 6, 2003

Lately I received a lot of mail about the CBS hit-piece “The Reagans” that was scheduled to air on November 16th. The mini-series, which was produced by Neil . . .


The Sierra Club / Clinton legacy: dead firemen, charred forests, dying economy
Mary Mostert
November 2, 2003

I lived in the California Sierra foothills almost at the edge of the El Dorado National Forest from 1976 to 1999 and had a front row seat in the Great Debate . . .


Child abuse and children without a country
Mary Mostert
November 1, 2003

“A Man Without a Country,” written by Edward Everett Hale in the mid 1800s, is a work of fiction about an army officer who was court-martialed around the time  . . .


Is George Bush unfairly competing with the big 5 media conglomerates?
Mary Mostert
October 31, 2003

It seems that something new and different is happening to news coverage in the Middle East since Operation Iraqi Freedom was launched early this year. This . . .


Will Gen. Boykin get fired for agreeing with Gen. Washington about God?
Mary Mostert
October 30, 2003

The lead sentence in a Reuters report out of Washington yesterday read, “President Bush said on Wednesday he disagreed with a senior military intelligence . . .


The hypocrisy of designating unborn babies as disposable property
Mary Mostert
October 28, 2003

To hear left-wing feminist comments on the Senate vote to stop partial-birth abortion, in which a late term infant is partly delivered but then killed by the . . .


Bush and WMD vs Kennedy and Chappaquiddick -- Who is the liar?
Mary Mostert
October 22, 2003

Last week, on the same day that the United Nations surprised the world by voting unanimously for the Bush Administration’s Iraqi Resolution, Senator Ted Kennedy . . .


Anti-American Anglican archbishop says terrorists have "serious moral goals"
Mary Mostert
October 20, 2003

A lead story this week in the London Telegraph by religion writer Jonathan Petre reports the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, “urged America to . . .


Abortion industry wants sexual abuse laws declared unconstitutional
Mary Mostert
October 19, 2003

There is a law that has been on the books for at least 11 years in Kansas which prohibits sex with a child under 16, making a pregnancy in a girl under 16 . . .


Will Marxist tactics and a rising tide of hate determine 2004 elections?
Mary Mostert
October 15, 2003

On Monday, Ohio’s socialist representative, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, formally announced what we already knew — that he was running for president. Kucinich, is co . . .


Kay’s report and mass graves in Iraq testify Bush was right
Mary Mostert
October 12, 2003

It appears to be the conclusion of many self-proclaimed “experts” in the media and among Democrats that since the recent Interim Report issued by Dr. David Kay . . .


Arnold Schwarzenegger’s secret weapon -- his wife Maria Shriver
Mary Mostert
October 11, 2003

Before the election on Tuesday, which swept Gray Davis out of office, and Arnold Schwarzenegger into office, I collected some of the poll “predictions” about . . .


Giving young voters a reason to vote
Mary Mostert
October 10, 2003

Last week I was invited to teach four Utah Valley State University classes because of the research I have done for my soon-to-be released book on the subject of . . .


Why can’t we be as proud of our President and military today as we were in WW2?
Mary Mostert
October 2, 2003

I was somewhat dumbfounded this week, in talking to a college-educated daughter on the east coast who flat out refused to believe that Saddam Hussein had killed . . .


The media, not Bush, made the Iraq connection to Osama bin Laden
Mary Mostert
October 1, 2003

On Sunday there was a creative article by Paul Waldman that ADMITTED that George W. Bush not only has NEVER said that Saddam Hussein was involved in the . . .


Schwarzenegger the ONLY candidate that didn't need a script
Mary Mostert
September 29, 2003

I know sometimes I sound like a broken record, but did anyone besides me notice Thursday night how totally and completely wrong the dominant media has been . . .


California recall -- a great opportunity for casinos and drug dealers
Mary Mostert
September 28, 2003

Two court decisions in California this week have been reported as not “helping” the Democrats. Actually, I’m not sure that they actually HURT the Democrats . . .


Bush politely tells UN "stop whining and get to work!"
Mary Mostert
September 25, 2003

In the days and hours before President Bush spoke at the United Nations yesterday, the Associated Press and other news sources confidently told us “The Bush . . .


Wesley Clark, defender of KLA terrorists, joins race to White House
Mary Mostert
September 22, 2003

It appears, from the news that the socialist, pro-drug, pro-terrorist wing of the Democratic Party has found its “dream candidate” to defeat the hated George W. . . .


Are the socialist Democrats already admitting defeat for 2004?
Mary Mostert
September 21, 2003

There is an old Chinese saying, that was in a collection proverbs I had as a teenager, that came to my mind in the past few days as a flurry of hate mail . . .


Is it more important to end human rights abuses or talk about them?
Mary Mostert
September 19, 2003

In July, after the U.S. coalition troops were in firm control of Iraq, the Human Rights Watch released a 17-page report entitled, “Climate of Fear: Sexual . . .


Faith and hard work, not politics and taxes, bring water to Chyulu
Mary Mostert
September 13, 2003

The 2004 Presidential Campaign year began, we are told, on Labor Day 2003. For the next year we are going to hear how only government and electing the right . . .


Did Todd Beamer die to save the White House for a coward like Howard Dean?
Mary Mostert
September 12, 2003

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in a “Press Availability” session said in response to a questions on Monday about the $87 billion price tag for this year’s . . .


Should the United States "learn to lose this war on terrorism"?
Mary Mostert
September 10, 2003

As we approach the second anniversary of the terrorist bombings of September 11, 2001, some of the mental confusion of this era is being demonstrated. For . . .


Should Iraq be sentenced to UN peacekeeping for its sins?
Mary Mostert
September 9, 2003

Reuters News Service, which seems to seldom find anything actually good that President Bush or the United States is doing, reported yesterday that “President . . .


Religion based terrorism at home and abroad
Mary Mostert
September 4, 2003

Does anyone remember, after 9-11, the news stories complaining about Muslims, whose faith is supposed to be based on a message of peace, who were not speaking . . .


Choices, not genes, class or environment, most important factor in learning success
Mary Mostert
September 3, 2003

According to a Washington Post article yesterday “A groundbreaking study of the interaction among genes, environment and IQ finds that the influence of genes on . . .


Why was it OK for Martin Luther King to defy an immoral law, but not Judge Moore?
Mary Mostert
August 29, 2003

While most people who have been watching the Judge Moore monument battle know that it was a representation of the Ten Commandments, few have actually heard the . . .


Unity, not Marxist control tactics, built America
Mary Mostert
August 28, 2003

Last Saturday I was a delegate to the State of Utah Republican Convention and watched in some amazement an old-style Marxist take-over attempt, taught . . .


Should minorities be allowed to control the majority’s speech and religion?
Mary Mostert
August 26, 2003

Is Judge Roy Moore’s defense of the Ten Commandments, as we are told by opponents of displaying the Ten Commandments, comparable to the 1962 stance of Governor . . .


Utah Republicans urged to trash the Patriot Act
Mary Mostert
August 20, 2003

The Associated Press reported yesterday that Al Gore has said that the Patriot Act “allows President Bush to ‘send his assistants into every public library in . . .


Hope for intelligent environmental policy with Mike Leavitt
Mary Mostert
August 18, 2003

The ink was hardly dry on banner front page headlines in Utah’s newspapers announcing that the state’s Governor Mike Leavitt had been chosen by President Bush . . .


Schwarzenegger: "Public officials need to do more than just show up"
Mary Mostert
August 17, 2003

The best way to tell what kind of public servant a candidate is apt to make is to take a look at what he or she was doing before becoming a candidate. Not what . . .


Al Gore says Bush, not Saddam is the dishonest one
Mary Mostert
August 8, 2003

My first thought on seeing the picture of one of the thirty plus MiG-25s and SU-25 ground attack jets that were found four months after Australian forces . . .


Unitarian attack on LDS Plaza is about power, not free speech
Mary Mostert
August 6, 2003

A banner headline in the Deseret News, published in Salt Lake City, Utah screams: “Unitarians to file Plaza Suit.” Having been an active Unitarian for more than . . .


Are Republicans contributing to Howard Dean’s campaign?
Mary Mostert
August 5, 2003

The 2004 Election Year could be very good for Republicans. Democrat Senator Fritz Hollings, who will have represented South Carolina for almost 36 years when . . .


Why unions will fund Gov. Gray Davis’ survival campaign
Mary Mostert
August 4, 2003

Over the weekend some friends of mine from California unexpectedly showed up on my doorstep in Utah to tell me they were in town on a mission to purchase a . . .


Roosevelt’s war deficit 300 times bigger than George W. Bush’s
Mary Mostert
August 1, 2003

Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe has really great timing. Every time he releases a statement telling us that the Bush economy is a . . .


The faces of liberated Iraqis change the thinking of a reluctant warrior
Mary Mostert
July 30, 2003

A week ago, Saddam Hussein’s sons Uday and Qusay were cornered and killed in a shoot-out with the American military in Mosul. Since then much of the media has . . .


Internet journalism -- the guerrilla warfare wing in the media and propaganda war
Mary Mostert
July 26, 2003

When I submitted my Wednesday article, “Should Americans Feel Guilty Or Rejoice For Freeing The Iraqi People? to Toogood Reports I wrote an e-mail aside to the . . .


The 2004 election -- American interests vs international socialism?
Mary Mostert
July 25, 2003

On February 13, 2003, more than a month before President Bush authorized the U.S. Military to begin Operation Iraqi Freedom, six members of the Democrats  . . .


Should Americans feel guilty or rejoice for freeing the Iraqi people?
Mary Mostert
July 24, 2003

For weeks now the American media and the Democrats running for President have deluged the American people with commentary about whether or not President Bush  . . .


"Why America? Because destiny put you in this place in history" -Tony Blair
Mary Mostert
July 20, 2003

I suspect those who have been busy trying to convince the world that Tony Blair should be kicked out of 10 Downing Street for his role in ousting Saddam Hussein . . .


Reconstruction -- after the US Civil War or in Iraq -- takes time
Mary Mostert
July 17, 2003

With the death of a U.S. soldier in Iraq on Wednesday, to total number of Americans killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom now totals 147, equaling the total in the  . . .


Congressional socialists' attack on Bush becomes 2004 Democrat cornerstone
Mary Mostert
July 16, 2003

Rich Galen, who is just about my favorite commentator, observed this week in his “Mullings.org” column, that the Democrats and the media are in a bit of a tizzy . . .


The untold story of Africa -- Americans who care enough to save lives
Mary Mostert
July 14, 2003

Although the President of the United States has been in several African countries in the past few days most of the media has pretty much ignored the real issues . . .


Are liberal Democrats the party of treason?
Mary Mostert
July 11, 2003

I know its summer when news commentators start attacking each other. What else is there to write about on hot, lazy summer days? This summer, it appears, the . . .


Pastor Jim says America’s quest for liberty was "silly," perhaps "demonic"
Mary Mostert
July 9, 2003

Last week, I received a lot of e-mail on articles I wrote comparing to the growing quest around the world for liberty the same quest that led to the signing of . . .


Why the spread of freedom is not "American imperialism"
Mary Mostert
July 5, 2003

I memorized the Declaration of Independence during World War II as a young teenager, and it has been a major force in my life since then. During the 1950s . . .


The anti-war factions in 1776 and 2003 that opposed independence
Mary Mostert
July 4, 2003

Over the last 227 years, since 56 courageous men signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, we often forget, or never knew, that . . .


Bringing liberty to Afghans and Iraqis is messy -- like 1776 in America
Mary Mostert
July 3, 2003

On Monday I received pictures of an American Army ambulance that had been hit by rocket propelled grenade a couple of weeks ago killing one corpsman, along with . . .


A puzzle: Harry Potter and American kids who can’t read
Mary Mostert
July 2, 2003

Over the weekend I received a number of e-mails relating to the threat to America posed by the new 870 page Harry Potter book, The Order of the Phoenix, and a . . .


Affirmative action: "giving those considered inferior a head start"
Mary Mostert
June 27, 2003

The Constitutional battle brewing in Washington surfaced recently in an interesting exchange between Democrats urging President Bush to, in effect, share his . . .


Pro-abortion movement’s "sleeping giant" isn’t asleep, he’s dead
Mary Mostert
June 22, 2003

While those supporting abortion painted glowing pictures of the golden era that would surely follow legalized abortion, thirty years and 44 million abortions . . .


Allowing homosexuals in Philadelphia Boy Scouts drives scouting families out
Mary Mostert
June 19, 2003

While that is not generally discussed in the media, parents are very apt to “discriminate” against groups and organizations that ignore or even approve of . . .


With oil rich Muslim "friends," Palestinians don't need enemies to destroy them
Mary Mostert
June 18, 2003

Almost exactly a year ago, on June 24, 2002, in the Rose Garden at the White House, President George W. Bush outlined a bold new doctrine on the conflict . . .


Should we care about mass murders committed without weapons of mass destruction?
Mary Mostert
June 13, 2003

On C-Span Sunday night I watched Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair field one hostile question after another from the party out of power, the Conservatives, . . .


Senate Democrats’ constitutional power grab set for a showdown in Pryor nomination
Mary Mostert
June 12, 2003

Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Alabama Attorney General William Pryor, who was nominated April 9th by President George W. to be United States . . .


University study finds computer games hated by moms help improve vision
Mary Mostert
June 9, 2003

Computer games, hated by Moms and loved by the entire male population of America, according to a University of Rochester New York study, could be good for your . . .


Walter Winchell style gossip columns attacking Bush aren't "news" reports
Mary Mostert
June 7, 2003

Every once in a while someone will say something, or write something, that gets stuck in my mind and causes me to wander down a whole new line of inquiry and . . .


Transcript of Vanity Fair interview refutes "Bush deception" charge
Mary Mostert
June 3, 2003

Vanity Fair, a lightweight magazine that concentrates on “people and personalities” has been quoted recently by the Associated Press, Reuters, BBC, the Arab . . .


Pres. Bush: "I believe in the future of this economy"
Mary Mostert
May 30, 2003

On Tuesday, when President Bush signed the Jobs and Growth Act cutting taxes for the third time in two years he said, “I believe in this economy.” Fifty . . .


When the news is good, why isn’t it news?
Mary Mostert
May 22, 2003

Last Saturday in his weekly radio address, President Bush gave America and a worried world some good news: “With the liberation of Iraq and Afghanistan, we have . . .


Living by Boy Scout Oath would save millions of lives
Mary Mostert
May 21, 2003

Last week a Miami Herald editorial called “The Price of Discrimination” stated: “If discrimination is the Boy Scouts' tradition, it still is morally wrong and . . .


Texas Democrats’ “childish behavior” may get Republicans elected in 2004
Mary Mostert
May 19, 2003

Occasionally a political news story pops up that is so ridiculous that it is hard to write a serious analysis of it. The fifty-one Democrats in the Texas House . . .


Will Baghdad remain as dangerous as Chicago and Los Angeles?
Mary Mostert
May 16, 2003

On May 9th, the very first question asked by a reporter in a news briefing with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Gen. Tommy Franks, commander, U.S. . . .


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