Salem Radio Network News Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Lee Habeeb

Lee Habeeb

Lee Habeeb is the vice president of content at Salem Radio Network. He lives in Oxford, Miss., with his wife, Valerie, and daughter, Reagan.

Why Won’t Liberals Talk about the Most Important Kind of ‘Privilege’ in America?

Mon, Mar 23, 2015

It’s marriage. Much has been written about privilege in academic settings over the past few decades. There’s the privilege of wealth, and the advantages wealth confers if a baby is lucky enough to be born into it. Much too has been written about the advantages of being born into this world as a Caucasian — known in academia as “white privilege.” But...
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Southern Like Us

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

When I told my friends in New Jersey nearly ten years ago that I was packing my bags and heading south, they thought I’d lost my mind. Why, they wondered, would I give up the food, shopping, and close proximity to New York City to live anywhere else, especially a place like Oxford, Miss.? I might as well have told them I was moving to Mogadishu. I tried to...
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Coach Dean Smith, R.I.P.

Sat, Feb 14, 2015

He was one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time. But he was more than a coach to the hundreds of young men he guided while at the helm of a college basketball program he turned into one of the finest in NCAA history — the University of North Carolina’s. But don’t take my word for it. Michael Jordan, the greatest player ever to lace up for Coach...
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The War on Small Business

Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Few Americans know his name — not even most staffers or reporters on Capitol Hill. But hundreds of thousands of small-business owners are afraid the government agency he works at will do irreparable harm to their companies. He has served on the board of directors of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and as general counsel to the International Union of...
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Why We Line Up for American Sniper

Tue, Jan 27, 2015

What made the ending of America’s top-grossing movie of the past two weeks so extraordinary was what happened not during the movie but after it. Anyone who’s seen it will tell you. It was the silence, the silence as American Sniper came to an end. There was no soundtrack blaring at us as the credits rolled, a bold decision by the movie’s 84-year-old...
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Cops’ Lives Matter

Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Cops across the country are mad. Mad as hell. Mad because some of America’s leaders have reinforced for months the dreadful lie that black people in America should fear the police. That cops are dangerous. That cops are racists. Cops are mad because for all the sympathy shown for the lives of recent victims of police conduct — tragic and exceptional as they...
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The Gospel According to Peanuts

Tue, Dec 9, 2014

Few headlines about network television make me giddy. Fewer still make me hopeful that all is good in the world. But back in August of 2010, I read the following headline from the media pages with great excitement: “Charlie Brown Is Here to Stay: ABC Picks Up ‘Peanuts’ Specials Through 2015.” The first of these to be made, the famous Christmas special,...
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Disenfranchising the American Dream

Tue, Oct 7, 2014

Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny’s when she was 16, making her way up from hostess to waitress. In 1984, at the age of 23, she bought her first store. She now owns over 70. “When I was a kid, I told myself that I was going to be self-employed when I grew up and have a better life and have the things I’d never had,” she told Entrepreneur magazine...
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And Justice for None in Ferguson

Wed, Aug 27, 2014

In what’s perhaps the best book written on the subject of race, intolerance, and mob justice, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird homes in on the trial of a black man, Tom Robinson, falsely accused of rape by a white girl and her family. A white lawyer in town — Atticus Finch — steps up, and to the dismay of his white neighbors, takes Robinson’s case....
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Radical Islam: The Monster in the Room

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

It’s not the elephant in the room — it’s the monster in the room. Radical Islam is the monster, and it is on the march in the Middle East. And those who are suffering the most from radical Islam’s rise there are Muslims themselves, although Christians, Jews, and ethnic minorities of all kinds — gays too — don’t have it much better. The pictures...
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Hamas’s Co-Conspirators

Sat, Aug 2, 2014

It was a law designed to prosecute organized-crime outfits that were harming innocent civilians and businesses and in some cases strangling entire American cities. It was called the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, and the law was passed in the early 1970s. It helped put an end to an era of sprawling organized-crime families, to the Mafia as...
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Remembering Louis Zamperini

Wed, Jul 9, 2014

Seventy years ago, the world was convinced he was dead. There was good reason: A death certificate had been signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. There had been no news from the former Olympic athlete since his World War II bomber crashed into the Pacific while he was on a rescue mission. The story of how Louis Zamperini survived that ordeal, and overcame...
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The United States of Amnesia

Mon, Jul 7, 2014

It was an important moment in China’s history, memorialized by an iconic photograph. A lone anonymous man, two shopping bags in hand, took it upon himself to stand in front of a line of moving tanks in defiance of the crackdown by the Chinese government at Tiananmen Square. AP photographer Jeff Widener snapped that picture on June 5, 1989. Over two decades...
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The VA Bureaucracy on Trial

Mon, Jun 9, 2014

When Woodward and Bernstein did their groundbreaking reporting in the 1970s, they uncovered abuse of power and corruption that led to the resignation of the nation’s highest elected official. It was what a free press can and should do: keep government honest. But Watergate was ultimately a story about one man and one administration. The VA story is about...
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Where Have You Gone, George Bailey?

Tue, May 13, 2014

He is America’s most iconic banker. Okay. He isn’t a real banker, but we all know and love him; he’s George Bailey from the quintessential Christmas movie It’s a Wonderful Life. Bailey, the local banker from Bedford Falls, N.Y., confronts slumlord and all-around bad guy Henry Potter for control of his father’s bank, Bailey Building and Loan. Potter...
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Immigration, America’s Advantage

Fri, Apr 25, 2014

It was the Inconvenient Truth of its day. The book was The Population Bomb, by Paul Ehrlich, published in 1968. Ehrlich made some apocalyptic predictions about resource depletion and mass starvation resulting from population growth. A frightened public devoured the book. But Ehrlich got some things wrong. He didn’t factor into his thinking technological change...
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