Jarrett Stepman

Jarrett Stepman is an Associate Editor of Breitbart News. You can email him at jstepman@breitbart.com.


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Veteran’s Day: Liberty Dies Without Soldiers to Defend It

On November 11, 1918 the “Guns of August” fell silent, and the First World War—the “War to End All Wars”—mercifully came to an end. The fighting began after a quarter century of peace in Europe, when many believed that a rise in economic prosperity and a general recognition of human rights had made war a thing of the past. Nov 11, 2014 7:48 AM PT

50 Years of ‘A Time for Choosing’

On October 27, 1964 Ronald Reagan’s pre-recorded “A Time for Choosing” speech was aired on television. His half-hour defense of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater’s presidential run, and conservative ideas, catapulted Reagan onto the American political stage and helped create his reputation as the “Great Communicator.” Oct 27, 2014 9:03 AM PT

Reagan's Timeless 'A Time for Choosing' Speech Still Making an Impact

This October 27 marks the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech, which launched the “Great Communicator” on his incredible political career. This oration on behalf of conservative Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964, put Reagan on the political map and eventually launched him to the presidency. Oct 20, 2014 10:20 AM PT

Review: The Yanks are Coming! A Military History of the United States in World War I

The 100th anniversary of World War I has generated an enormous amount of interest in the Great War, especially given its startling parallels to current events. Harry W. Crocker III’s new book, The Yanks are Coming! A Military History of the United States in World War I, published by Regnery History, explains the impact of American involvement in the war and how it shaped the “American century.” Oct 19, 2014 11:08 AM PT

New Evidence in Plagiarism Case Against Liberal Reagan Historian Rick Perlstein

Noted Ronald Reagan historian Craig Shirley has doubled down on his plagiarism charge against liberal author Rick Perlstein. Shirley accused Perlstein of improperly citing or entirely failing to cite Shirley’s 2005 book, Reagan’s Revolution, in his new book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. Sep 30, 2014 12:38 PM PT

Ronald Reagan Biographer Craig Shirley Claims Plagiarism in Liberal Author Rick Perlstein's New Book

Historian Craig Shirley has accused liberal author Rick Perlstein of plagiarism in Perlstein’s new Ronald Reagan biography, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, which was published through Simon and Schuster. According to Shirley, there are at least 45 different instances in which lines from his book, Reagan’s Revolution, appeared nearly word for word without attribution in Perlstein’s new book. Aug 5, 2014 3:20 PM PT

When the ‘Guns of August’ Ignited 

August 4, 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of Germany’s military invasion of Belgium and the opening of the Western Front in WWI. Aug 4, 2014 9:48 AM PT

Disobeying Hitler: ‘Operation Valkyrie’ Sparked German Resistance to the Third Reich

On July 20, 1944 Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a high-ranking German officer who had secretly turned against the Third Reich’s increasingly nihilistic war, conducted a botched attempt to assassinate Adolph Hitler in the Fuhrer’s notorious East Prussian “Wolf’s lair” headquarters. This was supposed to be the first big step in overthrowing the Nazi regime in what became the failed “Operation Valkyrie.” Jul 20, 2014 7:23 AM PT

The Declaration of Independence: An Expression of the American ‘Mind’

July 4th has rightly become more associated with the American people and American principles more than any other day on the calendar. It is a demonstration of this country’s culture as millions of patriotic Americans dress in red, white, and blue, wave American flags, attend fireworks shows, BBQ with friends and family, and attend baseball games. Jul 4, 2014 9:33 AM PT

Assassination of Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Set Off 'The Month That Changed the World'

On June 28, 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, were murdered by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo. The assassination set off a chain of events that led to the outbreak of the First World War in Europe and affirmed famed German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck’s prediction that the next great war would start because of some “foolish thing in the Balkans.” Jun 28, 2014 10:29 AM PT

World War I: The War that Launched the ‘Terrible Twentieth’ Century

July, 28 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of World War I, the first truly modern war that nearly destroyed European civilization. This terrible conflict, one that the intellectual elite of the time said could not happen, opened the door for the rise of totalitarian governments and set the stage for future wars and conflicts. Jun 23, 2014 9:58 AM PT

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