Lee Wishing

Lee Wishing

Lee S. Wishing, III, is the administrative director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College.

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V&V Q&A – A rigorous education and a prestigious internship: An interview with Grove City College senior, Kayla Murrish

September 5, 2014 | by | Topic: Biography, Education & Schools

Editor’s note: In this Q&A, Grove City College student Kayla Murrish ’15 of Troy, MI discusses the rigors and value of a Grove City College education and how the college prepared her for a prestigious internship at one of the More>

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The Great Recession’s soup lines

January 22, 2014 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Economics & Political Systems, Education & Schools

You know your kids are growing up when they ask a question like the one my daughter asked a few days ago, “Hey, dad, do you think we’ll experience a depression in your lifetime or mine?” As much as I’d … More>

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Wisdom for Governor Christie’s staff

January 14, 2014 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems, Faith & Society

Many years ago I worked with a talented political organizer who made a very strange prayer request. After one of our meetings he told me that he regularly prayed that God would give him the spirit of the aggressive and … More>

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Alcohol, patriotism and the NFL: The best hope for tailgaters

December 11, 2013 | by | Topic: Faith & Society, Media & Culture

I was disturbed at what I recently witnessed at a Buffalo Bills football game. The Bills hosted their cross-state rival, the New York Jets, in Orchard Park, N.Y. I had attended many Bills games years ago, but this was different. … More>

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Making sense of the defund/shutdown strategy

October 22, 2013 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

From the moment I clicked on C-SPAN to watch Senator Ted Cruz’s quasi-filibuster, I’ve been trying to make sense of the defund Obamacare/government shutdown effort. It didn’t take a rocket scientist, or a political scientist, to know it wouldn’t work. … More>

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Simple ideals, powerful influence: Remembering Dick Larry

September 16, 2013 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Faith & Society

Editor’s note: Richard M. “Dick” Larry, one of the conservative movement’s most influential grantmakers, died on July 6, 2013, at the age of 77. Larry, who worked quietly behind the scenes, agreed to an interview for the alumni magazine More>

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STREAMING VIDEO — Transcending Humanity, Part I: Merging Humanity and Technology

March 27, 2012 | by | Topic: Faith & Society, Streaming Video

Dr. Jan Dudt, a fellow for medical ethics with The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, is interviewed by Lee Wishing, administrative director of the Center. In this video, Dr. Dudt comments on a concept that futurists … More>

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Hope vs. Despair: The Discussion is Coming

February 29, 2012 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Economics & Political Systems, Faith & Society, Media & Culture

My colleague, Paul Kengor, wrote a brilliant article this week saying that Team Obama will try to cast the presidential election either in terms of class warfare—if Romney is the Republican nominee—or a battle over social issues, if … More>

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Rick Santorum’s Rosetta Stone

January 4, 2012 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Faith & Society, Media & Culture

Editor’s note: Lee Wishing will be a participant in an April 19-20 conference hosted by The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College on “The Challenge 2012: The Divided Conservative Mind.”

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STREAMING VIDEO — Peyton Manning’s Stem Cell Therapy

September 22, 2011 | by | Topic: Faith & Society, Streaming Video

Dr. Jan Dudt, a fellow for medical ethics with The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, is interviewed by Lee Wishing, administrative director of the Center. In this video, Dr. Dudt comments on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton … More>

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STREAMING VIDEO — NY Times’ Krugman “Terrified” of Republicans’ Views on Science

September 16, 2011 | by | Topic: Media & Culture, Streaming Video

Professor of Physics at Grove City College, Dr. Glenn Marsch, is interviewed by Lee Wishing, administrative director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College: The New York Times’ Paul Krugman says we should be “terrified” if … More>

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Free Speech, Money, and Hitting Singles

August 15, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Paying Blondie

August 8, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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What Do You Want America to Look Like?

August 1, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Thoughts From Israel

July 25, 2011 | by | Topic: Faith & Society, Military & Foreign Policy, Uncategorized

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Morally Inconsistent Currency

July 18, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems, Faith & Society

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No Starbucks Budget

July 11, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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A Patriot’s Independence Day Thoughts

July 4, 2011 | by | Topic: Biography

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Perils of the “Administrative State”

June 20, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems, The Law

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Fabius, Father, and Leadership

June 13, 2011 | by | Topic: Biography

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Sleepwalking Through the Valley of Financial Calamity

June 6, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Wanted: A Leader With Courage

May 30, 2011 | by | Topic: Biography

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Overpriced Higher Education

May 16, 2011 | by | Topic: Education & Schools

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Young Bill and the Navy SEALs

May 9, 2011 | by | Topic: Biography

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Richard the Hybrid Student

May 2, 2011 | by | Topic: Education & Schools

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Bigger Than the Royal Wedding

April 26, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Donald “Herbert Hoover” Trump

April 18, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Nightmares and the Secret Tax

April 11, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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V&V FLASHBACK — A Scene on Rhode Island Avenue

April 4, 2011 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

Editor’s note: This Friday, April 8, noted scholar and professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University, Dr. Robert P. George, will be speaking at a conference on American exceptionalism hosted by The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, More>

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A Nation of Takers

April 4, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Kid Charlemagne’s Trip is Over

March 28, 2011 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

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Madison v. Washington

March 14, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Wisconsin’s Political Pawns

March 7, 2011 | by | Topic: Faith & Society, Media & Culture

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Handling the Truth and Scott Walker

February 28, 2011 | by | Topic: Biography, Media & Culture

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Obama’s Rules for Wisconsin

February 21, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Education’s Berlin Wall

February 14, 2011 | by | Topic: Education & Schools

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Football Civics

February 7, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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V&V FLASHBACK—The Professor, the Prankster, and the President

February 3, 2011 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Education & Schools

Editor’s note: As we near the centennial celebration of President Ronald Reagan’s birth—and as The Center for Vision & Values prepares for tonight’s Fifth Annual Ronald Reagan Lecture by Dr. Bill Bennett (click here to view the live webcastMore>

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Divisive Rather than Persuasive

January 31, 2011 | by | Topic: Media & Culture

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Scorched Earth vs. Status Quo

January 20, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Religion and Congress

January 10, 2011 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

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Educational Gobbledegook

January 3, 2011 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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“Storm Clouds Are Gathering”

December 20, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Presidents and Bond Market Vigilantes

December 13, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Financial Waterboarding

November 15, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Mission Impossible: Rescuing the Dollar

November 8, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Controlling the Fed

November 1, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Shame on Steve Driehaus

October 25, 2010 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

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Follow the Stem Cell Money

October 18, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Sabbath Wrestling

October 11, 2010 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

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Prostitution in Canada

October 4, 2010 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

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Money and Freedom

September 27, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Show Me Your Science

September 20, 2010 | by | Topic: The Law

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Self-evident?

September 13, 2010 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

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Celebrating Economic Warfare

September 6, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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The Creator Principle

August 30, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Fight Nice!

August 23, 2010 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

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The Twinkie Diet

August 9, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

Imagine your favorite NFL team entering summer camp following an off-season training regimen of no exercise and a diet of unlimited Big Macs, Twinkies, and Coke. Sound outrageous’ Such a thing would be unheard of in the competitive NFL, but … More>

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The Miracle of President Obama’s Birthday

August 2, 2010 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

Michelle Obama sent a request to millions of Americans last week asking that we send birthday greetings to President Obama as he turns 49 on Wednesday.

Our founders sent a notice to King George celebrating America’s birth long ago. If … More>

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The Fourth on the Fifth

July 5, 2010 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

In 1926, the United States celebrated Independence Day on Monday, July 5. Why? Was there a national disaster, a day of mourning, stock market problems? No, as in 2010, July 4 fell on a Sunday that year. So respected was … More>

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Honoring the sausage-makers

June 21, 2010 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day. Do you recall the old saying attributed to Otto Von Bismarck: “Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made”? As fathers were lauded on Sunday, I suspect that most patriarchs were … More>

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John Lennon’s Revolution

June 7, 2010 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

John Lennon of The Beatles wrote the surprisingly and relatively conservative song “Revolution” in 1968. Compared with the Rolling Stones’ 1968 “Street Fighting Man” written by Mick Jagger, Lennon’s lyrics are tame and earned him the scorn of the New … More>

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Defending the American Cause

May 31, 2010 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

While America fights two wars this Memorial Day, comforts grieving families whose sons and daughters made the ultimate sacrifice, battles economic problems at home, and grows increasingly concerned about Korean peninsula tensions, I am reminded again of Russell Kirk’s slim … More>

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Christian: Never Waste a Good Crisis

May 17, 2010 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

I agree with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel when he said, “You never want a good crisis to go to waste.” The moral lesson of this month’s Greek financial crisis was papered over by central banks to … More>

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Optimism, Realism, Civil Disobedience

May 10, 2010 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

My boyhood dream to become a Merrill Lynch stockbroker became reality a few years after I graduated from college. My favorite clients were self-made rural entrepreneurs. They have a distinctive profile: They dress humbly, they’re very smart, and they’re genetically … More>

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Old Pencils

May 3, 2010 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

The pencils I bought four years ago for my third and fourth grade Sunday school class are getting shorter while the children who have wielded them are growing taller. The school bus yellow paint is chipped and worn. The pink … More>

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Deceit: Our Most Pressing Leadership Issue

March 22, 2010 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

What is the most pressing leadership issue today? Jesus identified important qualities in the future leaders of His church, the apostles. He called Peter a rock. When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching with Philip he said, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in … More>

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Descendants of America’s Eugenic Past

March 15, 2010 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

As of this morning, Angie Jackson’s RU-486 induced abortion has been viewed on YouTube more than 140,000 times. She said she filmed herself in the midst of an RU-486 abortion to demystify the procedure. Four weeks pregnant, she signed off … More>

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Grampa Bunning’s Fight for His Kids

March 8, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

Seventy-eight-year-old Jim Bunning has nine children and 40 grandchildren. Last week, Daily Kos, a progressive blog, made the Hall of Fame pitcher and U.S. senator a poster boy for the “The Party of Mean” because he asked Congress to pay … More>

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The NEA and Healthcare Reform

March 1, 2010 | by | Topic: Education & Schools

Our nation’s teachers were unwittingly in the thick of last week’s dramatic healthcare summit hosted by President Obama. Whether they liked it or not, their union dues supported a public relations campaign in favor of big government healthcare.

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CPAC and Glenn Beck

February 22, 2010 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems, Media & Culture

This year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was unique. The Tea Party movement burst forth in August 2009 and the tension that this leaderless juggernaut generates among establishment conservatives was palpable at the nation’s largest annual gathering of grassroots conservatives and … More>

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Forgotten?

February 8, 2010 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

Do you ever feel forgotten, overlooked, or helpless in a world that seems increasingly confusing, rancorous, and on the brink of even more uncertainty and lurking disaster? Maybe you long for someone to come along and say, “The only thing … More>

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FDR’s State of the Union Advice

January 21, 2010 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

If Franklin Roosevelt were still alive, I wonder what advice he would give President Obama for his first State of the Union address on Wednesday.

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A Shift in Massachusetts?

January 18, 2010 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

In advance of tomorrow’s special election in Massachusetts to fill the open U.S. Senate seat that was held by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, I interviewed Dr. David Tuerck, executive director of The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University … More>

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Adulterers: Tiger Woods and Me

January 4, 2010 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

Adultery. I hope I don’t commit the sin in 2010, but there’s a good chance I will.

As Tiger Woods’ alleged multiple affairs became public knowledge at the end of 2009, the world witnessed the destructive nature of adultery writ … More>

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Where is Your Treasure?

December 28, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

The sticker on the front page of Saturday’s Sarasota Herald-Tribune screamed “BERNIE MADOFF AUCTION, SUNDAY DECEMBER 27, THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA, FL.” The fine print clarified that it wasn’t the convicted Ponzi scheme operator’s property that was being sold off, but … More>

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Jawboning the Bankers

December 21, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

When presidents want to persuade an opponent they often resort to verbal intimidation or “jawboning.” President Obama recently jawboned American bankers hoping they would start lending money to small and medium-sized businesses. He may slay his own political reputation if … More>

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Journaling for Joy

December 14, 2009 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

“Do any of you struggle with joy?” I asked a Sunday school class of 26 college students. To ensure an honest answer, I directed the group to close their eyes and raise a hand if they concurred. Whoa—25 hands went … More>

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Our Moral Hazard

December 7, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

During confirmation hearings last Thursday, members of the U.S. Senate grilled Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. Although senators criticized Bernanke for his policy decisions, they missed an opportunity to shine light on the ethics of the Federal Reserve’s core function—money … More>

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Meaning for Radicals

November 16, 2009 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

Thanks to President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, most Americans have at least heard of the godfather of community organizing, Saul Alinsky (1909-1972), and his 1971 book, Rules for Radicals. Turn on conservative talk radio any day … More>

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Keep Voter Guides Out of Church

November 9, 2009 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

I may get in trouble with my conservative friends for this: I am in favor of developing voter guides from a Christian perspective but I’m not in favor of distributing them at church.

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Faith and Healthcare

November 2, 2009 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

“The single best indicator of how a person will vote is how he or she worships God,” says pollster Frank Luntz in What Americans Really Want . . . Really. Does Luntz’s insight apply to the way people view … More>

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Charles Darwin and Modern Politics

October 26, 2009 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

With his head under my kitchen sink last week, talking politics and using tools I had never seen, Keith the plumber said, “My daughter stood up in class and told her eighth grade school teacher, ‘I’ll read your assignments on … More>

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American Identity Crisis

October 19, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

“A uniquely American solution to covering the uninsured may, at long last, be within reach,”said Karen Ignagni, president of the insurance company association America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), last April. When Ignagni addressed the matter again last week, … More>

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The Nobel Gamble

October 12, 2009 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

At 14-to-1, President Obama and former President Clinton received equal odds by an online bookmaker to win the Nobel Peace Prize. How could a president who was nominated for the Nobel just 12 days after entering office share equal status … More>

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Olympianism vs. Christianity

October 5, 2009 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

In its rejection of the American über-Olympian’s support for the 2016 Chicago games, the International Olympic Committee signaled an opportunity for the resurgence of Western Christian culture.

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O is for Obama and Obfuscation

September 28, 2009 | by | Topic: The Law

On September 15, I was reading President Obama’s speech to the AFL-CIO and my blood pressure must have reacted in an unhealthy manner when I got to the line: “And that’s why I stand behind the Employee Free Choice Act—because … More>

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Happy Birthday, President Obama!

August 4, 2009 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Economics & Political Systems

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at WORLDmag.com. Reprinted with permission of WORLDmag.com. To read more news and views from a Christian perspective, call 800-951-6397 or visit www.WORLDmag.com.

Let’s all wish our youthful president a happy birthday. Barack Obama turns … More>

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Kind of Like Star Wars all Over Again

July 7, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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Remember SDI? There’s a good chance you don’t because as soon as … More>

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Something’s Rotten in Farrell

June 23, 2009 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

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Buy American, but Exclude Farrell, Pa.

June 1, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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The American Cause this Memorial Day

May 20, 2009 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

“Based upon our observations of American soldiers and their officers captured in this war, the following facts are evidenced,” a foreign intelligence officer wrote. “There is little knowledge or understanding, even among United States university graduates, of American political history … More>

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AmeriCorps and the Ivy Leaguer

May 1, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

Thousands of students graduating from college are turning to AmeriCorps for employment. One such graduate, an Ivy Leaguer from Dallas, is heading to Pittsburgh Steelers country to work as a food project coordinator. She says, “I want to give back, … More>

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Rush and Rick

March 9, 2009 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

I was in the third row as Rush Limbaugh spoke for nearly 90 minutes to a wildly exuberant audience as he closed this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. I was also in the third row to … More>

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Breakfast in America

February 12, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

My wife and I tag-team to get our four kids ready for school in the morning. She manages the lunch-packing process and I make a hot breakfast. Rarely does a lively morning pass that I don’t gaze upon my children … More>

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“Fed” Up? Money Lessons for the New Year

January 5, 2009 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

Could 2009 be the year the United States of America starts to go subprime? Just as subprime mortgages wrecked the economy in 2008, 2009 might be the year we begin to see problems associated with the debt that funds our … More>

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V&V Q&A: America’s Economic Illiteracy Epidemic

December 12, 2008 | by | Topic: Education & Schools

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My Brother-in-Law, the Gas Hog

November 28, 2007 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

With the price of oil approaching $100 per barrel, my brother-in-law traded in a small SUV for a large SUV. What was he thinking?

My brother-in-law is a college professor. Perhaps he should study the solutions to the high price … More>

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The Professor, the Prankster, and the President

July 9, 2007 | by | Topic: Biography

“What do we have here? A student from (a nearby college)?” bellowed the irritated and hugely popular and internationally-known economics professor in his thick German accent. A student in Dr. Hans Sennholz’s Grove City College economics class had not yet … More>

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Hometown Newspaper Heroes

February 4, 2007 | by | Topic: Media & Culture

Each morning my local county newspaper shows up late. Speaking with the delivery man and calling the office hasn’t changed things. So, rather than canceling the 20,089 daily circulation paper I continue reading the local news with my coffee … … More>

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Pursuing Happiness on Black Friday

November 26, 2006 | by | Topic: Media & Culture

Many Americans participated in consumerism-gone-wild sales during the Thanksgiving holiday. Should we be thankful for this retail madness these sales generate?

The conversation at my in-laws’ feast was filled with typical Thanksgiving talk: family, God’s blessings and shopping sales. My … More>

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Victory Lessons

November 16, 2006 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents

Editor’s note: The below remarks were made at a symposium about college and university based think tanks sponsored by The Atlas Economic Research Foundation titled “Preserving the Roots of American Liberty: Pursuing Excellence Through Academic Centers.” The symposium was held More>

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Paradise Lost

October 3, 2006 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

Riding an exercise bike at my employer’s physical fitness center, I saw live images on the large television screen shot from Paradise, Pa. At first there were no people in the scenes, just buildings and a message at the bottom … More>

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Gas or Education?

May 4, 2006 | by | Topic: Education & Schools

Gas prices, as everyone knows, are on the rise. The jump has affected just about everyone, certainly anyone with a car. Yet, the rise has also had an impact on the most unexpected areas, such as, of all things, private … More>

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Medicine and Theology: From Embryos to the Posthuman

March 1, 2006 | by | Topic: Faith & Society

On February 22, 2006, the Grove City Society for Science, Faith and Technology will sponsor a one-day conference entitled Medicine and Theology: From Embryos to the Posthuman. This conference will be held in the Sticht lecture room of the Hall … More>

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Are There Any Good Colleges Left?

October 24, 2005 | by | Topic: Education & Schools, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Dear Vision & Values Concise Readers,

Here’s an article by Jennifer Biddison at Townhall.com, the leading source for conservative news and commentary, that gets the story straight about Grove City College. If you know high school students or parents who … More>

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VISION & VALUES CONCISE: A Scene on Rhode Island Avenue

September 11, 2005 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Sitting in a black Yukon with a machine gun in his lap, Condoleezza Rice’s bodyguard was not the most striking figure outside of St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Neither was the thin, black-clad Secretary of State as she departed … More>

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VISION & VALUES CONCISE: 1040 Plunder

February 25, 2005 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

In a week I will be a reluctant recipient of plundered property. The modern day Robin Hood purloined the cash last year on my behalf and without my knowledge. Technology comes into play too. Using a piece of sophisticated software, … More>

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VISION & VALUES CONCISE: Thankful for a Fourth Grade Play

November 24, 2004 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Did you ever learn anything profound from a fourth grade play? I did yesterday.

I took an hour off of work to go to the humble theatre of Grove City Christian Academy — the little gymnasium of First Baptist Church … More>

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