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Queen Elizabeth: Long May She Reign

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Barring the unexpected, Queen Elizabeth II, on September 9, 2015, will become the longest reigning British monarch, overtaking Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to 1901. These historic 63-year reigns are separated by four kings who reigned for a combined total of only 51 years. The majority of people living today have never experienced the… Read more »

Black Pastors Protest Margaret Sanger at Smithsonian

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Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached “race improvement” and denounced what she called “human weeds,” “morons,” “idiots,” “imbeciles,” and the “dead weight of human waste.” Hillary Clinton glows that she is “in awe of” Sanger…. Read more »

Hillary Clinton’s “New College Compact” Raises An Important Question: Did She Ever Take Econ 101?

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Forbes.com. Today’s version of “a chicken in every pot” is Hillary Clinton’s proposed plan to “make college affordable and available to every American.” This is political catnip, pure and simple. And it is a more delusory form of catnip than Herbert Hoover’s “chicken,” for while everybody needs enough… Read more »

Defining the Waters of the United States – Déjà vu all over again?

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers have released their final rule defining what they believe constitutes “waters of the United States.” This effort, in their own terms, is to provide clarity on what constitutes waters of the United States, and to protect streams and wetlands that we depend on for… Read more »

V&V Flashback | Patton, Ike, and My Teenage Boys

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Editor’s note: Last week the world lost a brave soldier, a champion for veterans, and a friend to the Center for Vision & Values. As a tribute to Staff Sgt. Frank Kravetz, the Center is reprinting this article from 2013. Students and guests at Grove City College were privileged to hear Frank tell his remarkable… Read more »

The “Not Enough Jobs” Scenario: An Economic Fallacy (But Possibly an Accurate Forecast)

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Forbes.com. Once again, a scholar with impressive credentials is broadcasting the gloomy notion that Americans face a job-poor future. The insufficient-jobs scenario appeared in George Mason University economist Tyler Cowen’s book “Average Is Over” a couple of years ago. It resurfaced again recently in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Vivek… Read more »

STREAMING VIDEO | 2015 | Aaron Burr: Foundered Father

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Richard G. Jewell ’67, president emeritus of Grove City College, discusses the life of Aaron Burr before more than 140 guests at the March 17, 2015 American Founders Luncheon in Pittsburgh. From the chief collection of those who founded America and became her initial leaders, none are more vilified than Aaron Burr. Throughout his career… Read more »

Principles of a Reagan Conservative | Breakthrough Seminar at the Reagan Ranch Center

  “Principles of a Reagan Conservative” Seminar at the Reagan Ranch Center   This breakthrough seminar is taught by Dr. Paul Kengor of Grove City College. Dr. Kengor is the professor you wish you had on your own campus! He is one of the country’s foremost Reagan scholars and frequent speaker at Young America’s Foundation events. His… Read more »

You Can Trust Scientific Research Reports (We Think; We Hope)

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A recent story in the Chronicle of Higher Education suggests that Michael LaCour, a UCLA graduate student, has fabricated data for another journal article. Science magazine has retracted the article, due to “the misrepresentation of survey incentives, the false sponsorship statement, and Mr. LaCour’s inability to produce original data.” Unfortunately, this is only the latest… Read more »

Is Obama to Blame for Weak Economic Growth?

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Forbes.com. A political science colleague sent me an article documenting President Obama’s dismal economic record, and he asked me for added details and perspective. Here goes: True, economic growth under Obama has been sluggish, fitful, faltering, historically weak, etc. However, if you look at the charts in the… Read more »

“The Righteous Mind” – Understanding Conservatives and Liberals

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Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has cracked the code on why it’s so hard for liberals and conservatives to find common ground. That’s a big deal. But an even more important benefit of his book, “The Righteous Mind:  Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion,” is its value in helping conservatives understand liberals, and… Read more »

An Individual Christian Response to Terrorism

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On 9/11, 2,977 people were killed by terrorists. In response, the American government, after a bipartisan vote, decided to attack Afghanistan and Iraq. As a consequence, a huge number of countless thousands of Middle East civilians have been killed by the Western military, a result that cries for soul searching and serious discussion. Nevertheless, I… Read more »