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Don’t Help the Despots … Thoughts from the Son of Cuban Emigrants


Editor’s note: Lorenzo Carrazana is a sophomore at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. With the death of longtime dictator Fidel Castro, the relationship between the United States and Cuba is now at the forefront of media attention. As the United States continues the process of restoring economic and political relations with Cuba, it is… Read more »

Melania Trump, Fashion, and Religious Liberty: A Strange Combination


People magazine recently reported news that a number of prominent fashion designers have refused to work with Melania Trump because they do not approve of her, or more likely, her husband’s politics and language. Given Donald Trump’s often offensive way of speaking about, well, almost everything, that is understandable. Thus, they conclude, if you design… Read more »

State of the College — 2016


Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 will deliver a “State of the College” address announcing a new strategic vision that honors the College’s past, recognizes the enormous challenges of today, and builds for a strong and faithful future. McNulty will deliver the address at a special luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday,… Read more »

What Is Gold Saying About Trump?


Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Amidst the larger drama of the election last Tuesday, the financial markets staged their own little drama. When the Dow futures plummeted by hundreds of points as it began to look as though Donald Trump would achieve a surprise victory, some people hastily jumped to the conclusion… Read more »

The Center for Vision & Values Giving Challenge


Between now and December 31,two anonymous donors will match any gift to The Center dollar for dollar up to $25,000. We can be a beacon that stands out in modern higher education only with your generous financial support!

Should the Electoral College be Abolished?

Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election by winning the Electoral College. His opponent, Hillary Clinton, lost the White House but won the popular vote. If the Constitution was being drafted today—and the question of how to select a president arose—would the Electoral College have been chosen? Not only is the Electoral College complex and… Read more »

Why Were the Presidential Polls Wrong?


The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. The polls gave them every reason to expect that America was electing her as the country’s first female president. There’s just this one… Read more »

American Farms and Hillary Clinton’s Tax Proposal


America’s agricultural resources are among the best in the world. American farmers, or perhaps we should call them America’s agribusiness professionals, produce essential financial crops including wheat, corn, beans, grapes, apples, etc. We are all dependent on their productivity. Indeed, American farmers are among the most productive in the world. In the modern world, farmers… Read more »

The Inside Story: What Really Happened with Roe v. Wade?

Since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, courts have struck down many attempts by state governments to regulate the abortion industry. Just this past summer a Texas law requiring abortion-providing facilities to meet the same health and safety standards as outpatient surgical clinics was declared an “undue burden.” Those who claim to be the… Read more »

Hillary’s Faith: In God and Roe She Trusts


Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The Washington Times. “Secretary Clinton, I want to explore how far you believe the right to abortion goes,” asked Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace, moderator for the third and final presidential debate. “You have been quoted as saying that the fetus has no constitutional rights. You also voted against… Read more »

The Obamacare Tipping Point


It’s that time of year again. Time for vibrant fall colors, cool crisp morning air, and open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance exchanges—the government-regulated, state-based healthcare plans set up as part of the act. Since the ACA’s first open enrollment period in the fall of 2013, millions of Americans have opted-in to… Read more »

Hillary Clinton’s “progressive vision” of religious freedom


Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The 2016 debates are history, and although nearly every topic was hammered to heaven, one was not broached at all: a First Amendment guarantee that makes us uniquely American. Freedom of religion represents the proverbial canary in the coal mine and the evidence shows it may gasping. Let’s… Read more »

The Cruel Irony of Hillary Clinton’s “Pro-Women” Stance


Hillary Clinton is campaigning that she, of all the candidates, is the one who is a “champion for women and girls” specifically because, among other things, she protects “women’s reproductive health” and “confronts violence against women.” Her primary talking point is that she has worked 30 years for women and children. The media and various… Read more »

Hillary’s Abortion Doctor


Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator. When asked in the last presidential debate what she wanted in a Supreme Court justice, Hillary Clinton did not hesitate to go to abortion. “I want a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose,” affirmed Mrs. Clinton,… Read more »

A Prescription for Disaster


For those who may be unfamiliar with the players in the pharmaceutical business, Mylan is a successful, mid-sized manufacturer of branded and generic drugs. One of their largest products is the EpiPen, which is an auto-injection device used to treat potentially fatal allergic reactions via a quick dose of the drug epinephrine. The company and… Read more »

Born That Way? A False Hypothesis


Literature reviews are a common thing in the world of academic research. They often involve esoteric topics confined to a narrow universe of scholarly interest. Few literature reviews, however, have generated as much controversy as the recently published paper “Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological and Social Sciences,” by Lawrence Mayer and Paul… Read more »

The Great Ty Cobb


Editor’s note: A version of this review first appeared at the Claremont Review of Books. Charles Leerhsen’s “Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty” may be the most important baseball book in decades. It is historically significant in two respects: First, it is the definitive biography of the greatest baseball player from the deadball era and indisputably… Read more »

My Brother’s Pregnancy?


I am a Baby Boomer who grew up with Time magazine. From before I was born it arrived at our home every week. We were subscribers, and I devoured every issue. Time was solid—carefully researched and cogently written. When I read the magazine I was educated, not indoctrinated. Regardless of viewpoint, they asked hard questions…. Read more »