The following is a summary of the October 2012 issue of The St. Croix Review:
In "Hollow Words Again," Barry MacDonald compares Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC to the actions of his government.
Mark Hendrickson, in "A Book Review of Brian Sussman's Eco-Tyranny," shows the anti-capitalist, anti-people "green team" is not in retreat - even though their claims are discredited; in "Obama's Popularity with Young Voters," he says that young people need to see below President Obama's attractive personality to his policies that harm them.
Herbert London, in "Why a Campaign Should Consider More than Economic Issues," writes that the Romney-Ryan team should promote societal ethics, foreign policy strength, and optimism; in "The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Body Politic," he says that the world is leaderless without a confident, moral America; in "Why Is the World Different?" he remarks on the chaos and the resurgence of evil in our culture; in "From Social Security to Federal Benefit," he describes the twisting of truth used to conceal a Ponzi scheme.
Paul Kengor, in "Egypt and Libya: Shades of 1979-80," he compares the rise of Islamic militancy faced by Presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama; in "Remembering Gene Kelly," he remembers the dancing celebrity, and tells how he and other Hollywood stars were duped by Communists; in "Obama's Progress," he points out how "progressives" have no first principles, and are tearing down all traditions; in "Gay Marriage: Killing the Democracy of the Dead," he asks whether we want to give big government the "right to remold such ancient terms."
Allan Brownfeld, in "Remembering Milton Friedman on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth" describes the words and deeds of a most powerful proponent of freedom; in "Recent Events Show That Honor and Integrity - Once Valued and Transmitted - Are Increasingly Rare in Today's Society," he cites examples of cheating at an elite high school, of negligence at Penn State, and of corruption in Congress; in "Those Who Are Serious About Cutting Spending Should End Depression-Era Farm Subsidies," he shows how wealthy farmers lobbying both parties pays off.
Robert L. Wichterman, in "A Watershed Election," draws up a list of harmful and devious actions by President Obama.
In "The St. Croix Review Goes to a Meeting," John Ingraham attends a gathering of doctors and scientists, as a representative of the St. Croix Review, to hear much-needed opposition to the left-wing takeover of environmental science.
In "Romney's Historic Opportunity: Low-Cost Energy Fuels Economic Recovery," S. Fred Singer exposes the folly of President Obama's energy policies, and he shows the way to lower gas, electricity, fertilizer, and food prices. He presents stunning facts.
Jigs Gardner in "Complexities" tells of a shock in his neighborly relations that stayed with him for fifty years.
In "Inside a Folk Culture," Jigs Gardner describes the vanished 19th century fishing culture of Great Blasket Island (three miles off the southwest coast of Ireland) through the prose/poetry of Maurice O'Sullivan.
In "The Fatuous Wendell Berry," Fayette Durlin and Peter Jenkin chide the National Review for publishing an essay praising a left-wing environmentalist who poses as a conservative.
In "The American Pantry," Cornelia Wynne presents the Jusko family traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including a unique flavor of red spaghetti.