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Number 781, July 27, 2014
Defending American Civilization since 1995

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The Joys of Writing Byzantine Historical Fiction
by Richard Blake
As the author of six novels set in seventh century Byzantium, I'm often asked: Why choose that period? There's always been strong interest within the historical fiction community in Classical Greece, and in Rome a century either side of the birth of Christ, and the western Dark Ages. With very few exceptions -- Robert Graves' Count Belisarius, for example, or Cecelia Holland's Belt of Gold -- Byzantium in any period of its long history is a neglected area. Why, then, did I choose it?

by A.X. Perez
Much has been written about civilization (actually, Civilization, all good Catholics genuflect and make the sign of the Cross) lately in TLE. Who am I to resist getting my two cents in?

What a Surprise
by Sean Gangol
What I find the most amusing about the disaster that is known as Obamacare is the way that members of the mainstream media seem to act so surprised about its shortcomings. Though it does go to show how bad the situation is when members of the mainstream media are acknowledging it, even though they were the ones who were waving pom-poms when this joke of a law was rammed down the throats of the American people. Usually I wouldn't be this amused about having one of the worst laws in the history of our government shoved down our throats, but I couldn't help, but laugh at the people who tried to act shocked about this roll out being an epic disaster.

Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 7-27-2014
by Neale Osborn
Ahhh, the economic benefits of gun control are present once again. EVERY TIME lawmakers decide to violate the rights of their constituents, they only hurt the constituents. Gun related businesses are fleeing such anti-Constitutional states as New York, Connecticut, Colorado, and California over their repeated assaults on the legality of their business. Beretta being the latest to join the flood, this time out of Maryland.

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by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 287 of a weekly cartoon series.

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