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A “What If” Memorial Day

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The news could not have been worse. Starvation, malnutrition, diseases such as typhoid, smallpox, dysentery, and pneumonia, along with freezing temperatures that assaulted thousands of shoeless feet bloodying the snow, attached to bands of “walking skeletons” exposed to the elements by threadbare garments. They all combined to claim 2,500 lives from General George Washington’s army… Read more »

2016 Presidential Election Survey

If the election were held today, who would you like to see as president? Take the short survey below (only two questions!) and let your voice be heard. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool. Thanks for taking our survey! We appreciate it. We’d like to invite you to… Read more »

Barack Obama’s Bathroom Overreach

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I can’t believe that I’m writing an article about using the bathroom. But then, I can’t believe that at a time when our country is faced with immense challenges such as international Islamist terrorism and fiscal and monetary insanity in Washington, the current presidential administration is obsessing about who uses which bathrooms, going so far… Read more »

When the Left Liked Conscientious Objection

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Crisis magazine. Do you remember the name Daniel Berrigan? Berrigan was a Jesuit priest well-known for his protests of the Vietnam War. He became a household name in the 1960s, along with his brother, Philip Berrigan, also a priest. They were the “Berrigan Brothers,” leading lights in the… Read more »

Registering Women for the Draft: A Charade, Not a Necessity

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The Armed Services Committee (ASC) recently approved a measure requiring American women aged 18 to 26 to register for the draft and sent it to the full House for consideration. If this measure becomes law it will do nothing to enhance gender equality in the Department of Defense that recently lifted a ban on women… Read more »

Whatever Happened to Conservatism?

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As Republicans prepare to gather in Cleveland to nominate Donald Trump as their nominee, the question that many may ask is: Whatever happened to conservatism? To the extent that conservatism is defined by limited government, free enterprise, respect for federalism, and a respect for enduring institutions like the family and the military—as well as sound… Read more »

An Autopsy of a Movement

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With Ted Cruz having dropped out of the 2016 presidential race, there will be a string of eulogies seeking to autopsy his campaign. At least some of those critiques may hit the mark. In particular, Cruz’s campaign strategy went awry in three ways. First, Cruz consciously copied Obama’s micro-targeted campaign of voters. He has been… Read more »

STREAMING VIDEO – 2016 – America’s Three Religious Cultures: Embattled Christians, Pop Heretics and Highbrow Skeptics in the 21st Century

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The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat speaks to over 600 people during the Center’s 2016 Conference: Media and American Culture: How the Church, Ideas, Elites, Social Networks, and Technology Shape Society. Ross joined The New York Times as an op-ed columnist in April 2009. His column appears every Sunday. Previously, he was a senior… Read more »

“Pigasus” for President: Chicago 1968 speaks to 2016

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“The mob is the mother of tyrants.” –Diogenes of Sinope In late August 1968, two months after an assassin killed presidential candidate Senator Robert Kennedy and shortly after Republicans nominated Richard Nixon for president, the Democrats gathered in Chicago to pick their candidate. The Democratic Party “establishment” supported Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who was opposed by antiwar… Read more »

Student Fellows Program

Each academic year The Center for Vision & Values awards stipends to 12 talented students to serve as student fellows. Six students serve as research fellows while the other six serve as marketing fellows helping the Center to market its faith and freedom educational events and scholarship. To learn more about the Student Fellows Program… Read more »

Tribute: Remembering the Man who Defended Grove City College before the Supreme Court

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David M. Lascell, the lawyer who argued Grove City College’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case, died unexpectedly on Friday at age 74. Lascell was a gentleman, superb lawyer, witty, winsome, and just plain likable. He was a Trustee Emeritus and served on the Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2009. He received an honorary Doctor… Read more »

The Perils of Cooking Intelligence: From Vietnam to ISIS

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Recent revelations by the Pentagon’s inspector general indicates that U.S. Central Command, which bears responsibility for military operations in the Middle East, altered intelligence analyses to support the Obama administration’s contention that limited air strikes have “contained ISIS.” If so, that’s unfortunately nothing new. Politically skewed intelligence has a history. In November 1967, President Lyndon… Read more »

Having a “Trump Talk” with Your Kids

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I was watching a Republican presidential debate as my eight-year-old, John, sat next to me. Donald Trump, the front-runner, looked left and ripped Ted Cruz as a “liar” before seamlessly pivoting right and skewering Marco Rubio as a “sweating choke artist.” “Lying Ted!” Trump barked. “Choking Marco!” he shouted. My eight-year-old son laughed at the… Read more »

Explaining the Mystique of Donald Trump

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How can we explain the surprising electoral success of Donald Trump, especially in light of his lack of political experience, limited knowledge of and specificity about policy issues, and crude and insulting rhetoric? Who supports him and why do they find the business tycoon to be so attractive? Analysts have identified four major features of… Read more »