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Helping America’s Children

Countless Americans are expressing outrage at the separation of almost 2,000 children from their parents who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in a recent six-week period. Leading Republicans have joined the chorus of Democrats who are denouncing this policy. Columnist Ross Douthat labeled the policy “the wickedest thing the Trump administration has done so far.” Former… Read more »

Running with the Devil on the Highway to Heaven: A review of Rock Gets Religion

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at National Review Online. ‘Start the song already! It’s driving me crazy!” yelled my father from the living room after he lost patience with the gradually building, repetitive intro to Rush’s “Cygnus X-1 Book One: The Voyage.” He raised my brother and me in a strict, Christian home. He… Read more »

1968: A Year of Lost Innocence

This weekend, I will celebrate the 50th anniversary of my high school graduation with most of the surviving classmates of the Cranbrook School Class of 1968. They became accomplished men (it was an all-boys school then), whose greatest common achievement has been to be solid family men. Looking back, though, ours was not the typical… Read more »

50 years ago: An assassination that shook America

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. It was 50 years ago today that a shocking moment of violence rocked America: the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The tragedy erupted shortly after midnight June 5, 1968, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. It should have been a great night for RFK…. Read more »

V&V Q&A: The Big Picture: The Science, Politics, and Economics of Climate Change

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. This latest edition of “V&V Q&A” is an interesting discussion with author Dr. Mark Hendrickson about his new e-book: “The Big Picture.” Vision & Values: Mark Hendrickson, what prompted you to write this book? Mark Hendrickson:… Read more »

Memo from Jeff Bezos: Forget Work-Life Balance

Jeff Bezos made an outlandish and seemingly illogical statement recently. No, it wasn’t in response to President Donald Trump’s assault on Amazon with reference to the U.S. Postal Service being short-changed. After speaking about his business philosophy, the origin of ambition, the influence of his grandfather, unconditional love, and then his passion for space travel,… Read more »

With God and Richard Pipes

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator. The most respected academic authority on the Russian Revolution, 20thcentury communism, and the Cold War has died. He was Richard Pipes, longtime professor of Russian history at Harvard, and a remarkable man. Where to start with an adequate tribute to Professor Pipes? I’ll start with… Read more »

V&V Q&A: “The New England Watch and Ward Society:” A Conversation with author P.C. Kemeny

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. This latest edition of “V&V Q&A” is an intriguing discussion with author Dr. P.C. Kemeny about his new book: The New England Watch and Ward Society. Vision & Values (V&V): Dr. Kemeny, this is a fascinating… Read more »