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Hillary Clinton, Saul Alinsky and … Lucifer? What was Ben Carson talking about?

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Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator. In his speech at the Republican convention last week, Ben Carson made a statement that raised some eyebrows. “Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors, was Saul Alinsky,”… Read more »

Seeing through Rose Colored Glasses

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Mary Poppins was “practically perfect in every way,” except that Mary Poppins isn’t real. I fall very short of “practically perfect” in any way, every single day. I do things I regret; even more I fail to do things I should. Beyond these sins of omission and commission, however, even when I do the right… Read more »

The Supreme Court’s Texas-Abortion Ruling … Justice Black’s Warnings Become Reality

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt was recently decided 5-3 by the U.S. Supreme Court. It struck down the Texas legislature’s regulations requiring abortion clinics to meet the same standards as any other Texas ambulatory surgical center and to have their physicians obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The court majority caved in to the abortionists… Read more »

The Truth About Socialism: Venezuela Destroys Its Currency

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Millennials are among the most avid supporters of the socialism promoted by Bernie Sanders. What is most remarkable is that there is ample evidence that socialist regimes bring untold economic harm to the very citizens who initially support them. My prior article on socialism in Venezuela discussed price controls and the life-threatening shortages that such… Read more »

V&V Q&A — The Century of Biology and its Ethical Challenges

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Editor’s note: Both promising and ethically challenging, a new type of human genome project by the Center of Excellence for Engineering Biology recently made big news in the journal Science and the Washington Post. The Center for Vision & Values spoke with Grove City College biology professor Dr. Jan Dudt about “Human Genome Project—Write.” V&V:… Read more »

STREAMING VIDEO — 2016 — “The Dislocation of Man in the Modern Age:” Wisdom from Walker Percy and Neil Postman

Dr. H. Collin Messer and Dr. Jason Edwards speak during The Center for Vision & Value’s 2016 annual conference “Media and American Culture: How the Church, Ideas, Elites, Social Networks, and Technology Shape Society.”

STREAMING VIDEO — 2016 — The Marginalization of the Mommy Blogger: Explorations of the Digital Media Industry, Gender, and Motherhood

Dr. Felicia Wu Song speaks during The Center for Vision & Value’s 2016 annual conference “Media and American Culture: How the Church, Ideas, Elites, Social Networks, and Technology Shape Society.”

STREAMING VIDEO — 2016 — Morals without Moralizing: Spreading Truth and Faith in Film and Media

Dr. Paul Kengor hosts a round-table that includes Carol Lee Espy, Jim DiSpirito, and Scott Sander during The Center for Vision & Value’s 2016 annual conference “Media and American Culture: How the Church, Ideas, Elites, Social Networks, and Technology Shape Society.”

Alexander Hamilton and American Independence

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As we celebrate the 4th of July, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical “Hamilton” is lionizing the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton. “Hamilton” won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, a Grammy Award for best musical theater album, the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and the Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. “Hamilton” is likely… Read more »

Trump vs. Reagan: Unprincipled vs. Principled

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Editor’s note: This article first appeared at ConservativeReview.com. In my previous piece in this series, I quoted a Ronald Reagan speech to CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, from February 6, 1977, where Reagan defined conservatism. Among his crucial points in that speech—a point he would reiterate for years to come—is that conservatism was an… Read more »

The Incredible Hopelessness of America’s Gun “Conversation”

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For millennia, the ability to interpret hieroglyphics had been lost to the ages. So when Jean-Francois Champollion decoded the Rosetta Stone it was a monumental breakthrough. Since then, a “Rosetta Stone” has come to refer to anything that offers a roadmap for understanding the indecipherable. Today’s political landscape is rife with puzzles and paradoxes in… Read more »

The Truth About Socialism: The Venezuelan Disaster

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Many Millennials are finding socialism attractive—at least as presented by Bernie Sanders. This is perplexing because there is ample and dramatic evidence of how a full-fledged socialist state fails its own citizens so miserably. Witness Venezuela. Fifteen years under socialist Hugo Chavez followed by three years under his socialist successor, Nicolas Maduro, have left the… Read more »