Steven Brockerman

Steven Brockerman, who has a Masters degree in English education, is the owner of WrittenWord Consulting, an education consulting company that contracts with businesses and colleges, develops 1-8 grade curriculum for the home education market and does contracted research. In addition, Mr. Brockerman has been an assistant editor of Capitalism Magazine and is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Post, Florida Today, Salt Lake City Tribune, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bangkok Daily News, Tallahassee Democrat, Charlotte Capitalist, Mideast Newswire, Free Republic and Jerusalem Post, among others.

He Challenged Us to Think as We Played, Part II

The nation at war in December of 1917 had no time for frivolous things. Perhaps right in their sentiments but wrong in their action, the men in the United States War Department thought it would be unpatriotic for the nation to be celebrating while American dough boys...

Jacqueline Cochran: American Athena, Part II

“I might have been born in a hovel, but I am determined to travel with the wind and the stars.” —Jackie Cochran “Capacity never lacks opportunity. It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought by too many anxious to use it.” —Jackie Cochran “Earthbound souls know...

Alfred Carlton Gilbert: He Challenged Us to Think as We Played, Part I

Hey! C'mon. I wanna show you my toys. This is my American Flyer set. It really smokes--and it has a diesel roar! Hear it? Look! There's my microscope set--and my weather station! Over there is my clock building set and next to it is my kit radio. This is my chemistry...

Ken Iverson: The Man of Steel, Part II

From Carnegie forward, American steel companies had designed each of their plants to function as a single operation; from ore refinement to blast furnace to casting, steel manufacturing was one integrated operation. As such, Big Steel in its heyday made big profits....

Ken Iverson: The Man of Steel, Part I

"Going through the [steel] plant [in 1947], we actually had to step over workers who were falling asleep there. I decided right then that I didn't ever want to work for a big steel company." *** He created the largest steel corporation in the U.S.--during a time when...

Jackie Cochran: American Athena, Part I

"[She] was a self-named, self-made phenomenon...an irresistible force."--Maryanne Bucknum Brinley, biographer "I never asked myself the question: What the heck is this gal doing out here with all these men? That never came up in my mind ... [She was] an outstanding...

America: Open Up That Golden Gate

America: Open Up That Golden Gate

Open, unrestricted immigration (with appropriate medical and criminal screenings as done on Ellis Island in the late 19th Century) poses no threat to the U.S. Rather, open immigration is the means for renewing the American sense of life and injecting "new blood" into...

The Killer Bug in the Space Shuttle

After both the Columbia burn-up and the Challenger explosion, some people were claiming that certain environmentalist measures taken by NASA caused or at least contributed to those disasters. Since then such claims have been thoroughly debunked--at least that's what...

Power vs. Rights

Power vs. Rights

Political philosophies, if one looks at history, have been formulated to achieve one of two mutually exclusive goals: either the perpetuation of political power or the establishment of political rights. If a nation’s government has been formulated on the political...

Environmentalist Mythology, Part 2: Slicker Than Oil

Environmentalist Mythology, Part 2: Slicker Than Oil

“On a calm day, you can't take a boat ride [in the Gulf of Mexico] without seeing gigantic oil slicks," according to Harry Roberts, Louisiana State University marine geologist (“Oil Fields' Free Refill,” Newsday, 4/2002). Naturally, we all know—thanks to...

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

One million people were there that day. They were camped out in tents on the beaches, strewn along the banks of the Indian River, gathered along highways US 1 and AIA. Every motel and private residence overflowed with visitors who had come from every state in the...

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