Paul G. Kengor

Paul G. Kengor

Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. His latest book is 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. His other books include The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor and Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.

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The Scandal Continues: President Obama’s Skipped Intelligence Briefings

October 1, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Battle for the Mind

Two years ago, I wrote about a scandalous presidential reality. I’d say I’m shocked to report that the scandal continues, but I’m not. And that’s even more scandalous.

In October 2012, I commented on the revelation that President Obama had … More>

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The Liberal Religion of “Tolerance”

September 26, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Battle for the Mind, The Path to Freedom

I’ve said it before, and I’m hardly alone. Many have observed it. Liberals revere tolerance. They practically worship it. It’s like a religion to them. Well, now comes a study that supports the point.

A new survey by Pew More>

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A high school curriculum that teaches the truth about communism…. A Q&A with Dr. Paul Kengor

August 29, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Battle for the Mind, The Global Challenge, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Vision & Values: Dr. Paul Kengor, you recently completed a curriculum that teaches high school students about communism—that is, an accurate portrayal of communism. Tell us about it.

Kengor: The curriculum is titled, “Communism: Its Ideology, Its More>

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Bogie and Bacall and Hollywood’s Communists

August 15, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at American Spectator.

Lauren Bacall died this week at age 89. Her obituaries are paying tribute to a glamorous actress, a famed star from Hollywood’s Golden Age, the wife of Humphrey Bogart, and … More>

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AUDIO – V&V Executive Director on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America”

August 6, 2014 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio, The American Story, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College—Dr. Paul Kengor—joined bestselling author, commentator, talk show host, and President Reagan’s secretary of education—Dr. Bill Bennett—on … More>

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Death’s Progress: Part 2

August 4, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Battle for the Mind, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at American Thinker.

In 2010, I wrote a piece titled, “Death’s Progress,” which was widely published. What I laid out needs to be reiterated and updated. Unfortunately, it will need to … More>

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KAL 007 and MH17 … A Presidential Response

July 21, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator.

This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of September 1, 1983, when the Russians … More>

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Hillary Clinton’s Move to the Far Left

July 8, 2014 | by | Topic: The Battle for the Mind, The Law, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in The American Spectator.

A few years back I wrote a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton. To this day it jolts liberals and conservatives alike that I, Mr. Reagan More>

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God and Dick Scaife

July 7, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in The American Spectator.

I was saddened to wake up the morning of July 4 and learn that Richard Mellon Scaife, Pittsburgh billionaire, conservative philanthropist extraordinaire, and spearhead of Hillary Clinton’s ominous “vast right-wing … More>

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WWI and the Second Fall of Man

June 27, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

On June 28, 1914, a Bosnian-Serb student named Gavrilo Princip killed Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the duchess. It was the shot-heard-round-the-world, unleashing a series of events that by August 1914 embroiled Europe in war. That deadly summer … More>

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STREAMING AUDIO – Dr. Paul Kengor on Eagle Forum Live with Phyllis Schlafly

June 16, 2014 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio, The American Story, The Battle for the Mind, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

In case you missed it, last month, the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College—Dr. Paul Kengor—was the featured guest on Eagle Forum Live with Phyllis Schlafly.  During the show, Kengor talks about what … More>

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Ronald Reagan’s core principles and what they may look like today: Q&A with Dr. Paul Kengor

June 5, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A version of this Q&A was first published in the Values & Capitalism Blog of the American Enterprise Institute.

V&C:  How did you decide upon these 11 qualities to encapsulate what it means to be a … More>

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AUDIO – V&V executive director guest hosts the “Glen Meakem on the Weekend” radio show

June 2, 2014 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio, The American Story, The Battle for the Mind, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge, The Law

In case you missed it, this past weekend, the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College—Dr. Paul Kengor—filled in as guest host of the “Glen Meakem on the Weekend” radio program.  During the show, … More>

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STREAMING VIDEO – 2014 – The Greatest Threat of All: The Soviet War on Religion–And how it was ended

May 28, 2014 | by | Topic: Annual Conference Lectures, Annual Conference Lectures 2014, Faith and Freedom Abused, Streaming Video

Dr. Paul Kengor speaks at The Center for Vision & Values 2014 annual conference, Faith and Freedom Abused: Threats to our Religious Liberty.… More>

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The Five Bailey Brothers of World War II

May 23, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness, The Path to Freedom

Every Memorial Day I attend a parade in the little town of Mercer, Pa. It’s pure Americana: flags, kids, the snow-cone stand, marching bands, local clubs and rotaries, and veterans of wars past processing down the street.

Every year, one … More>

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“Heaven is for Real” and the Gospel of Life

May 16, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at thecatholicthing.org.

I recently bought the book “Heaven is for Real” and saw the movie. That was unusual for me. I don’t typically do the books and movies everyone else is … More>

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TheBlaze Q&A: An interview with Dr. Paul Kengor

April 23, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge

Editor’s note: A longer version of this Q&A first appeared at TheBlaze.com.

What do you most hope that readers take away from your book?

Kengor: I want Republicans and conservatives to understand the difference between conservatism, libertarianism, and progressivism. As … More>

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The left’s evolving hierarchy of rights

April 4, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Battle for the Mind, The Global Challenge

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at TheBlaze.com.

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve noticed the growing clash between religious freedom and issues like same-sex marriage and forced funding of abortion. Last week, the Supreme Court heard a More>

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A Renewed Reagan Conservatism

March 26, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Battle for the Mind, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at TheBlaze.com.

A rudderless Republican Party, afraid to assert itself in the face of a rising liberal/progressive onslaught. A confident Democratic Party in the White House, undermining the nation, its economy, and its foreign … More>

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Ronald Reagan’s City of God

March 14, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Paul Kengor’s new book 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. Among the principles is faith. A version of this article first appeared at RealClearReligion.org.

Conservatives constantly talk of freedom.

Freedom. Freedom. More>

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STREAMING VIDEO – C-SPAN BOOK-TV – 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative

March 5, 2014 | by | Topic: Streaming Video, The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

On February 21, 2014, Dr. Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values, spoke before a sold-out audience at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California. The event … More>

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Obama should study the history of Reaganomics

March 3, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Battle for the Mind, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Last Tuesday, The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College hosted its eighth Ronald Reagan Lecture, a much-anticipated annual event. This year featured Art Laffer and Roger Robinson. … More>

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Ronald Reagan on Religious Tolerance

February 17, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at American Spectator.

February is the month that we recognize our presidents. It has also become the month that Republicans remember Ronald Reagan. Reagan’s birthday is February 6, the forerunner to … More>

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Shirley Temple’s America

February 13, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

I learned only yesterday that Shirley Temple, the iconic child actress, died earlier this week at age 85. Reports on her death were easy to miss. I went through my usual scan of various websites and saw nothing. I fortunately … More>

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Pete Seeger, Marxist minstrel

February 3, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s note: A shorter version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Pete Seeger’s death at age 94 is a cultural catharsis for the American left. The New York Times accorded his passing the kind of space … More>

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AUDIO – What is a Reagan Conservative?

January 20, 2014 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio, The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness, The Path to Freedom

In case you missed it, Dr. Paul Kengor, executive director of the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, talks with WORLD News Group’s Warren Cole Smith. In this short radio interview, Kengor and Smith discuss what it … More>

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Mister Rogers vs. the Unity Tree

January 7, 2014 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

I was walking by Stanwix Street and Penn Avenue last week when struck by our city’s “Unity Tree.” It’s a curious thing about the Unity Tree: it only comes out … More>

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AUDIO – V&V Executive Director Guest Hosts the “Glen Meakem on the Weekend” Show

December 9, 2013 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio

In case you missed it, this past weekend, the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College—Dr. Paul Kengor—filled in as guest host of the “Glen Meakem on the Weekend” show.  During the two-hour show … More>

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Who Killed the Kennedys? Ronald Reagan’s Answer

November 22, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at American Spectator.

This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the shooting of John F. Kennedy but also the 45th anniversary of the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy, which … More>

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Patton, Ike, and my teenage boys

November 11, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

I recently took my two teenage sons to a talk by Frank Kravetz, a 90-year-old World War II veteran who survived Hitler’s Nuremberg prisons. Frank published his story in a memoir, Eleven Two: One WWII Airman’s Story of Capture, Survival More>

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Bonding over baseball

October 28, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: Another version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

My cousin Drew is a 45-year-old veteran of the first Gulf War (1991), which he served aboard a battleship in the Persian Gulf. A former high school … More>

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Privatizing the National Park Service

October 14, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Battle for the Mind

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

The behavior of the National Park Service during the government shutdown has been truly shocking. As has been widely reported, Park Service employees have been told to make life … More>

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AUDIO – V&V Executive Director on GraceFM with host Jerry Newcombe

October 11, 2013 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio, The Battle for the Mind

On October 10, the Executive Director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, Dr. Paul Kengor, discussed the government shutdown, national parks, religious freedom and Obamacare on “The Jerry Newcombe Show” with Dr. Jerry Newcombe.

Newcombe serves as the … More>

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Remembering John Sullivan, old school, class act

October 9, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

America has lost a class act—pure old school, a gentleman, the kind of old-time conservative intellectual the movement once had in spades. He was also a longtime good friend of the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, … More>

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The progressive income tax turns 100

October 3, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Investor’s Business Daily.

Maybe it’s a measure of progressives’ refusal to look back, to always move “forward.” Otherwise, they should be celebrating right now. In fact, President Obama and fellow modern … More>

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Tax cuts and deficits: Fact vs. fiction

September 24, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

In my previous column, I underscored the 1920s lessons that President Obama and fellow “progressives” need to learn. These include the value of tax cuts — lessons that the president … More>

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The progressive crusade against tax cuts

September 23, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

There’s an ongoing effort by President Obama and fellow “progressives” not only to continue to blame George W. Bush for every economic woe facing America — even as every economic … More>

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Bad sports: Virtue & vice at the ballpark

September 9, 2013 | by | Topic: General, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

If there be (no virtue among us), we are in a wretched situation.

— James Madison

This isn’t a year for complaints about the Pirates. So, forgive me while … More>

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Be not afraid: Bill Clark & the Divine Plan

August 29, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

The following is an interview between National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez and Paul Kengor, executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, concerning the recent death of Judge Bill Clark, longtime close friend and adviser to Ronald Reagan. … More>

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Bill Clark, a great man remembered

August 12, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Thinker.

If you were to list the Americans most critical in facilitating the collapse of the Soviet Union, the name of Bill Clark, or “Judge Clark,” might not be … More>

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Bill Clark’s divine plan – A memorial to Ronald Reagan’s top hand

August 12, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator.

The most important adviser to President Ronald Reagan in his takedown of the Soviet empire has died at the age of 81. His name was William P. “Bill” Clark, … More>

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Worried about privacy? How about Common Core?

July 22, 2013 | by | Topic: The Battle for the Mind

There’s an intense debate right now over “Common Core,” an effort to implement a set of education standards in public schools nationwide. The Common Core State Standards thus far have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.… More>

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In memoriam – An FBI life

July 17, 2013 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: Edward S. Miller was a 1949 Grove City College graduate and a lifetime G-Man who left behind a trail of fascinating tales that merit remembrance. This article first appeared at The American Spectator.

America has lost … More>

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A Perfectly Natural July 4th

July 1, 2013 | by | Topic: The Law, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A shorter version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Will you be celebrating Natural Law this July 4th? You should be. Your Founding Fathers did.

In declaring their independence and asserting … More>

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Liberals embrace fatherless (and motherless) families

June 27, 2013 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The Guardian.

With the Supreme Court giving a major boost to gay marriage, liberals face fewer impediments to their relentless push for fatherless (and motherless) families.

Of course, it wasn’t always this … More>

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Morning in America – Paul Kengor and Bill Bennett discuss Planned Parenthood

June 19, 2013 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Click this link to hear Dr. Bill Bennett, President Reagan’s secretary of education, and Dr. Paul Kengor discuss the relationship between President Obama and Planned Parenthood on Bennett’s nationally-syndicated “Morning in America” radio program.

During the interview, Bennett asked Kengor … More>

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Remembering D-Day with Ike and Reagan

June 6, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: This piece first appeared at The American Spectator on June 6, 2011.

For me, Memorial Day happens twice within a week. The first, the official holiday at the end of May, is quickly reinforced a week later, every … More>

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Constantly with us all: A Memorial Day Remembrance

May 23, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness

Memorial Day is a wonderful constant. Every year, it never ceases to touch me. My family attends an annual parade in Mercer, Pennsylvania. It’s terrific—total old-school. The flags, the courthouse, the kids, the snow-cone stand, the marching bands, and, … More>

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Remembering Cold Warrior Herb Romerstein

May 10, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in The American Spectator.

Every human life is special, unique, unrepeatable — to borrow from Pope John Paul II. Every loss of life is a loss. Some losses, however, seem larger, leaving a void … More>

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Ronald Reagan: Same-sex marriage advocate?

May 1, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at CNN.com

Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s daughter, recently speculated on where her father might stand on same-sex marriage. Politico published her thoughts under the headline, “Patti Davis says Reagan wouldn’t have opposed gay … More>

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The Progressive Income Tax Turns 100

April 15, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Investor’s Business Daily.

Maybe it’s a measure of progressives’ refusal to look back, to always move “forward.” Otherwise, they should be celebrating right now. In fact, President Obama … More>

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Well Done, Lady Thatcher … The Passing of the Iron Lady

April 8, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

Margaret Thatcher, one of the greatest leaders of the Cold War, of the 20th century, and of British history, has died at the age of 87.

I’ve referred to her as one of my Cold War seven: Ronald More>

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Clintons’ Progress: Bill and Hillary Clinton Embrace Gay Marriage

March 27, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

Bill and Hillary Clinton have endorsed gay marriage, completely reversing their support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between one man … More>

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Hillary Clinton’s Evolution on Gay Marriage

March 21, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in USA Today.

Hillary Clinton supports gay marriage. This is a major shift. Yet, as someone who wrote a book on Clinton’s faith, I can’t say I’m surprised.

Hillary Clinton … More>

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Preserving Hugo Chavez

March 19, 2013 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

The gushing, almost angelic praise for Hugo Chavez by the left in America and around the world has been shocking to behold, but hardly surprising. I will not … More>

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The Power of Truth: Reagan’s “Evil Empire” Turns 30

March 8, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared as an Exclusive Special Report for American Spectator.

Today, Ronald Reagan’s Evil Empire speech turns 30 years old. It stands as one of the most memorable orations of the last … More>

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Hugo Chavez: Faithful to Death

March 6, 2013 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

There’s an old joke from the Cold War. It went like this: Hardline East German communist Walter Ulbricht (who erected the Berlin Wall) died and went to hellMore>

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The Presidential Blame-Game

February 18, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Persuaders

 Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

February is the month of presidents. It includes Washington’s birthday, Lincoln’s birthday, Ronald Reagan’s birthday, and, of course, Presidents Day. Given that I … More>

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God for Obamacare … Dr. Ben Carson’s Heresy

February 13, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

Liberals are apoplectic over remarks by Dr. Ben Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast. Carson, a prominent pediatric surgeon from Johns Hopkins University, dared to weigh in … More>

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On Russia’s Adoption Ban

January 30, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Global Challenge

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at National Catholic Register.

Vladimir Putin has sparked international outcry by banning adoptions of Russian children by American families. His action immediately halted the departure of hundreds of Russian orphans … More>

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The End of the Reagan Era?

January 22, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

With Barack Obama’s second inauguration, liberals are touting an altogether new epoch: the end of the Reagan era.

Unfortunately, I believe they are largely correct. We … More>

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Slouching From Gomorrah: Remembering Robert Bork

January 3, 2013 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Law, The Persuaders

It has been a couple of weeks since the death of Robert Bork, which occurred shortly before Christmas and didn’t really get the news coverage that Bork merited.

Bork died at age 85. In 1987, he became a national … More>

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The Fiscal Cliff: What Would Reagan Do?

December 19, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

By Dr. Paul Kengor & Michael Reagan

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at FoxNews.com.

As President Obama and Democrats urge Republicans to increase taxes, some liberals are curiously invoking the name of Ronald Reagan, the ultimate … More>

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America’s Growing Government Class

December 14, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

The latest unemployment figures are again depressing, but not for the usual reasons. They provide further confirmation of Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of America, specifically … More>

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Romney vs. McCain and Obama vs. Bush? Who Wins?

December 6, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at American Spectator.

Shortly after the November election, I wrote an article titled, “McCain Beats Romney!” The article focused on initial reports showing that Mitt Romney received fewer votes in 2012 … More>

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Reverend Rubio? The Media Begins Its Attack on Marco Rubio

November 28, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

In a recent interview, Senator Marco Rubio, effectively the Republican front-runner for 2016, was asked, “How old do you think the Earth is?”

It’s a … More>

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It’s the Holiday Season—Without Andy Williams

November 20, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

It was shortly before Thanksgiving. I was in the kitchen washing dishes when I heard my first music of the holiday season. Sick of talk radio and sick of election post-mortems, I gave myself a breather, turning the FM … More>

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Executive Privilege: The 2012 Election and the Power of Incumbency

November 12, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Mitt Romney lost the presidential race by only two percentage points. If the election had been held just a week earlier, when he was up in the polls, things might have been different. Nonetheless, Mitt Romney lost, and now a … More>

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V&V FLASHBACK — The 40-Percent President: Obama’s Cruise to Reelection

November 8, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders, Uncategorized

Editor’s note: A version of this piece was written for the American Thinker on January 26, 2011.

We’re at the halfway mark of Barack Obama’s first term as president. I say “first term” because I’m confident that this isn’t his … More>

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America’s Fundamental Transformation

November 7, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

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What About the Homeless? … The Homeless Then and Now—Obama and Reagan

October 22, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

As a biographer of Ronald Reagan, I’m constantly asked to compare today’s fiscal/economic situation to what Reagan faced in the 1980s. Today’s record debt/deficits remind of the 1980s, though today’s are far worse, with the deficit at least six … More>

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Paul Ryan Readies for the Biden Treatment

October 11, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator.

I’d like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 31 years ago, and may be relevant to Biden’s Thursday evening debate with Paul Ryan. … More>

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President Obama and the “Intelligence Brief” Scandal

October 10, 2012 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

The last few weeks have produced many intriguing political moments, but none as shocking as the revelation that President Obama has been absent from the vast majority of his daily intelligence briefings.

According to a study by the Government Accountability … More>

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Communism on Parade? High School Marches to Marx and Lenin

September 27, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Battle for the Mind, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A version of this piece first appeared at FoxNews.com.

“What do you think of this?” So began a phone call from Todd Starnes of FoxNews radio. Starnes asked me for a comment on a shocking story: A … More>

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Obama’s Middle East Mess—Imagine If This Was George W. Bush

September 18, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

Editor’s note: This piece was written exclusively forFox News by the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values.

Click here to read the article at FoxNews.com  »More>

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Carter vs. Obama: Two Gaffes of Historical Notice

September 18, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

Editor’s note: This piece was written exclusively for USA Today by the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values.

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V&V FLASHBACK — Dr. Paul Kengor & Judge Bill Clark in USA Today: On Libya Three Decades Ago

September 13, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

Obama Should Remember Reagan’s Resolve

Editor’s note: A version of this piece was written exclusively for USA Today shortly after the Libyan revolution in early 2011. Judge Bill Clark was President Reagan’s deputy secretary of state in 1981 and national More>

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Egypt and Libya: Shades of 1979-80

September 12, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

In the last 24 hours, beginning with the 11th anniversary of 9/11, all hell has broken loose in the Middle East. Our diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya have been attacked, with the U.S. ambassador to Libya among those brutally … More>

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God, Democrats, and the Europeanization of America

September 7, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

The battle at the Democratic convention to exclude God from the party’s platform is no minor moment. Do not underestimate what transpired there.

And while it speaks to so many things, at many levels, it reminds me of the recent … More>

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The Silence of Bill and Hillary Clinton

September 6, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A different version of this article first appeared at National Catholic Register.

Bill Clinton was basking in glory at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Few presidents so love the spotlight. The occasion for Clinton, however, … More>

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Remembering Gene Kelly

August 15, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness, The Persuaders

This August 23, 2012 marks the centennial of the birth of Gene Kelly, the great American dancer, actor, singer; a guy’s guy who—along with Fred Astaire—is the only male who ever left me (momentarily) wishing I could dance.

I’ve always … More>

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Obama’s Progress

August 6, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Try to define progressivism. In fact, ask progressives to try to define progressivism. All we really know is that they’re, well, progressing. They and their ideas and their politics are always changing, evolving. This means that what … More>

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Gay Marriage: Killing the Democracy of the Dead

August 1, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

President Obama’s position on gay marriage has won some converts, from (perhaps) the entirety of the Democratic Party to (especially) young people. As to the latter, one of them emailed me recently. A good-hearted, thoughtful young man, who this fall … More>

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AUDIO — V&V Executive Director Guest Hosts “The Glen Meakem Program”

July 7, 2012 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio, The American Story

In case you missed it, this past weekend, the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College—Dr. Paul Kengor—filled in as guest host of “The Glen Meakem Program.” During the two-hour show on … More>

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V&V Q&A With Sheila Carlberg: “America Is My Home”

July 2, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Battle for the Mind, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. In this latest edition, professor of political science and executive director of the Center—Dr. Paul Kengor—interviews Grove City College graduate Sheila More>

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A Dad Like Jack: The Influence of Ronald Reagan’s Father

June 13, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

When we open our newspapers on Father’s Day, we expect to find something nice about dads—often heroic dads. Yet, for every boy or girl whose father was a doctor or Marine who stormed the beaches of Normandy, there is … More>

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AUDIO — V&V Executive Director on Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America”

June 12, 2012 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio, The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

“It is morning in America. Good morning, welcome back. I’ve had a zillion talks and lectures around the country and had a lot of fun—always enjoyed them. I never had as enjoyable an evening as I had at Grove City. … More>

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The Nation’s Top “Progressives” … and Socialists and Communists

June 8, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note:A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

The left-leaning magazine The Nation has published a list of what it deems America’s all-time, most influential progressives. The list, which you can review for yourself, … More>

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Cuba Backing Gay Marriage?

May 31, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Global Challenge

I was recently contacted by Ben Johnson of LifeSiteNews, who told me of a fascinating development. He informed me of a curious fan of President Obama’s advocacy of gay marriage: Mariela Castro, niece of ailing and aging Cuban tyrant, … More>

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The Flags at the Cemetery

May 22, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

Like many Americans, Memorial Day never ceases to move me. Rivaled only by Christmas and Easter, it’s the most poignant time of the year for me, maybe because, like Christmas and Easter, it’s about life, death, and remembrance.

This Memorial … More>

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Allen West and His Critics

May 9, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

Congressman Allen West (R-Fla.) is being heavily criticized for comments alleging that certain Democratic members of Congress are communists, and he is not backing down. West dared … More>

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On Hope and Hate: Week One of Obama v. Romney

April 18, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom

Something wonderful unfolded in American politics the last few days.

Almost immediately after Rick Santorum dropped out of the Republican presidential hunt, David Axelrod and the Obama reelection team unleashed the class-warfare cannons. They expected to enjoy the … More>

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On Ozzie Guillen, Fidel Castro, and Baseball in Cuba

April 12, 2012 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

“I love Fidel Castro,” said Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen to Time magazine. “A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that [expletive] is still here.” Guillen “respects” the Cuban despot.

Guillen … More>

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Yes, Congresswoman Pelosi, We’re Serious: On the Constitutionality of Obamacare

April 4, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Law

America anxiously awaits the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare. At the core of the decision is a simple question: Is the “individual mandate” in Obamacare constitutional? And thus, is Obamacare constitutional?

Several times during the debate and deliberation, my … More>

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Obama, the Russians, and Missile Defense: Historical Parallels

March 30, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

President Obama has caused quite a stir with a private comment made to Russian President Dimitri Medvedev. In discussing missile defense, Obama suggested he would be prepared to yield to Russian demands after the November election. “This is my last … More>

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Santorum or Romney? Culture War or Class War?

March 16, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

The question for Republicans right now seems obvious: Would you prefer Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney to run against Barack Obama?

Well, it depends on whether you … More>

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On Santorum, Democrats, and “God’s Will”

February 27, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Persuaders

In case you didn’t notice . . . With George W. Bush out of office and a Democrat in the White House, the secular media stopped its handwringing over the president mentioning God. With Rick Santorum’s surge, the hysteria … More>

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Satan and Santorum: Perspective from Reagan’s Evil Empire Speech

February 22, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator.

The secular world today trembles and shudders at the sight of Rick Santorum speaking on good and evil at Ave Maria University in Florida in 2008. … More>

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V&V Q&A (Presidents Day Special): What Would Reagan Do? The HHS Mandate and A Very Different President

February 20, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Law

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. In this latest edition, professor of political science and executive director of the Center—Dr. Paul Kengor—is interviewed by Kathryn Jean Lopez—editor-at-large More>

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What If We Removed Wartime Conscience Exemptions?

February 16, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Law

Last Friday, President Obama responded to Catholic bishops’ concerns over his controversial mandate compelling Catholic institutions to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals. Many media sources reported Obama’s action as an “accommodation,” with some describing it as a “reversal.” … More>

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The Catholic Bishops v. Obama? President Obama and Justice Ginsburg on America’s “Rather Old Constitution”

February 10, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Law

I’ve gotten some very interesting emails regarding President Obama’s mandate commanding Roman Catholics (and many evangelical Protestants) to violate their consciences by providing mandatory contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing pharmaceuticals. The emailers noted that Obama’s action will force Catholics to challenge … More>

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Obama’s “Healthcare” Mandate: What Would Reagan Say?

February 8, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at CatholicVote.org.

February 6 was the anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. It comes at an appropriate time. February is also the month of Presidents Day and the birthday of LincolnMore>

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STREAMING VIDEO — What is a Reagan Conservative?

February 3, 2012 | by | Topic: Streaming Video, The American Story

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Dr. Paul Kengor, the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, delivers a lecture to the Family Research Council in Washington, DC. This lecture previews a talk More>

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The Obama Mandate to Catholics: “To Hell With You?”

February 1, 2012 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

America’s Catholic bishops are princes of diplomacy, highly educated, erudite, men of tact, propriety. They’re asked to shepherd the flock with a long historical timeframe—like, say, eternity. They tend not to have knee-jerk reactions to issues of the moment.

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Readying Romney for the Class-Warfare Machine

January 13, 2012 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article appears at today’s American Spectator.

If Mitt Romney gets the GOP nomination, prepare for a season of class warfare in America unlike any before. Not only has President Obama been pushing class … More>

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A Kim-Less Christmas

January 5, 2012 | by | Topic: The Content of Character, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at American Thinker.

This past Christmas, the people of North Korea were without their messiah. That is, their self-anointed messiah.

For a sense of just how bad was Kim Jong-Il, I … More>

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On Hitchens, Havel, and Kim—and Totalitarianism

December 29, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at TheBlaze.com.

They say that famous people die in groups of three.

I recently heard the news of the death of Christopher Hitchens, one of the world’s best-known atheists and polemicists. … More>

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Two Visions: The Nativity vs. the Occupiers

December 22, 2011 | by | Topic: The Content of Character, The Law

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

I recently strolled down Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh and was struck by two images.

First, there was the stirring life-sized Nativity that each year is displayed … More>

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On Vaclav Havel—and Chris Hitchens

December 19, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator today.

Vaclav Havel is dead. Among other forces and powers, he is among the seven individuals most responsible for peacefully ending the Cold War; the great liberators who brought freedom … More>

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Goodbye, America: More Recollections of Deer Seasons Past

December 7, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

Last week I wrote an article on Deer Season a half century ago, focusing on my grandmother’s town in the mountains of Emporium, Pennsylvania. Each year, my grandmother and other households opened their doors and kitchens and beds to perfect … More>

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AUDIO — V&V Executive Director on “Thinking in Public” with Albert Mohler

December 4, 2011 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio, The American Story, The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

On December 4, the Executive Director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, Dr. Paul Kengor, discussed Christianity and the Cold War on “Thinking in Public” with Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. … More>

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Deer Season a Half Century Ago

November 28, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

This week hunters across America storm the woods loaded for deer. For yet another indication of how times have changed, consider this account of Deer Season a half century ago:

My mother’s family lived in Emporium, Pennsylvania, as did dozens … More>

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An “Occupy Wall Street” Thanksgiving?

November 22, 2011 | by | Topic: Uncategorized

Editor’s note:A longer version of this article first appeared at TheBlaze.com.

Last week, a deranged malefactor was arrested at Occupy Wall Street for threatening to launch Molotov cocktails at Macy’s. It might have been a Macy’s Thanksgiving to … More>

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Two Septembers: When Wall Street Erupted

November 9, 2011 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A shorter version of this article first appeared in today’s issue of USA Today.

As the indignation of the Wall Street Occupiers spreads across the nation, it is time to step back and consider the broader historical perspective. … More>

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“Nothing Dramatic”—Karl Blake’s War Story

November 4, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness

“It was nothing dramatic,” says Dr. Karl E. Blake of Wexford, Pennsylvania, retired surgeon and member of the World War II generation, “but it was important, and no one has written about it, at least that I’ve seen.”

I got … More>

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No Regrets: Frank Kravetz’s Story

November 4, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

“Just existing became what was important,” says 87-year-old Frank Kravetz of Pittsburgh, captive of the “hell-hole” that was Nuremberg Prison Camp. “Yet even as I struggled … More>

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The Judge vs. the Dictator: Bill Clark Survives Moammar Kaddafi

October 28, 2011 | by | Topic: The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge

Written by the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values for CatholicVote.org.

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Death of a Bad Dude: Kaddafi’s Removal, 30 Years Late?

October 21, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from blue-collar Butler, Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if I was a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, or much of anything else. But … More>

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“God Bless Them?” Congresswoman Pelosi on the Wall Street Mob

October 14, 2011 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at CatholicVote.org.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has a lengthy track record of jaw-dropping political statements. Among them, the lifelong Roman Catholic has been a huge disappointment to her Church on matters of unborn human … More>

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On Steve Jobs, Roseanne Barr, and the Wall Street Mob

October 7, 2011 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at American Thinker.

I got a double shock Thursday morning when I turned on my radio.

“Steve Jobs has passed away,” I heard a DJ remark. “That’s a shame.”

Yes, it is a shame. … More>

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God’s Call? On Gov. Christie, Ronald Reagan, and Woodrow Wilson

September 30, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being urged to seek the Republican presidential nomination. There is a genuine groundswell for Christie.

Asked this week at the Reagan Library whether he will enter the race, Christie gave a very interesting answer. … More>

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The Democrats’ Deadly Sin

September 29, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character, The Path to Freedom

Envy is sadness or discontent at another’s good fortune or excellence. Dante defined it as a perversion of one’s own good; a “wish to deprive” others of their own good. Augustine deemed it “the diabolical sin.”

Conservative columnist George … More>

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On the Deficit, the Rich, and the Tea Party

September 16, 2011 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

I’ve only recently come to realize the nature of the hurdle this country faces in trying to turn around a stalled economy and horrendous deficit. Here it is: liberal Democrat politicians have fully convinced huge numbers of people that our … More>

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China Dupes: Excusing the One-Child Policy

August 25, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Vice President Joe Biden made the news again this week. Three weeks ago, Biden was in the news because of reports he had denounced Tea Party members as “terrorists,” a claim his spokespeople have attempted to deny. This week, Biden More>

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It’s the Spending, Stupid: A Crucial Historical Look at Federal-Government Spending

August 24, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom

We have failed to heed the lessons of economic history, with terrible consequences for our economy and country. And the most crucial of those lessons, particularly since the start of LBJ’s Great Society, is this: deficits have been caused not … More>

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No Contest: The Reagan Stimulus vs. the Obama One

August 15, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in USA Today.

How ironic that as America debated its debt ceiling all summer and faced a stunning credit downgrade, the nation approached a most timely anniversary: It was August … More>

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Two Negotiators: Obama vs. Reagan

August 1, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator.

Presidential scholars write on all sorts of aspects of the American presidency. Among the most interesting have been several important works on so-called presidential character and temperament. And when … More>

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The Secret Memo That Predicted the Soviet Collapse

July 25, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness, The Global Challenge

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at National Review Online.

It was 20 years ago this summer that the final disintegration of the Soviet Union rapidly unfolded. In June 1991, Boris Yeltsin was freely elected president of the Russian Republic, … More>

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Could You Survive Another Great Depression?

July 20, 2011 | by | Topic: The DNA of Greatness, The Path to Freedom

I just read two very interesting articles on the U.S. economy, written from historical perspectives. They compelled me to share my own historical perspective. And what I want to say is more about our changing culture than our economy.

One … More>

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Obama’s Inalienables

July 4, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article appears at today’s American Thinker.

Each time President Obama addresses America’s inalienable rights, I get emails. “Did you see Obama left out ‘Creator’ again?” began the latest.

The most recent occasion … More>

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Chesterton’s Stars & Stripes

July 1, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Among those doing excellent work on G. K. Chesterton is Joseph Pearce, the brilliant Brit who is a scholar at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. Pearce, like Dale Ahlquist, is unearthing all sorts of gems from Chesterton’s … More>

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This Fourth of July: Confirm Thy Soul in Self-Control

June 27, 2011 | by | Topic: The Content of Character, The DNA of Greatness

I encourage you to set aside the burgers and dogs and soda and beer for a moment this Fourth of July and contemplate something decidedly different, maybe even as you gaze upward at the flash of fireworks. Here it is: … More>

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Planned Parenthood Funding: James Madison vs. Obama and the Progressives

June 23, 2011 | by | Topic: The Content of Character, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at CatholicVote.org.

With a critical vote in its state Senate, North Carolina has voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Republicans hold a huge majority in the Senate—meaning, as a Republican majority … More>

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Remembering D-Day With Ike and Reagan

June 6, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

Written by the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values for the American Spectator.

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Reagan at Notre Dame: A Call to Transcendence and Duty

May 17, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness

Written by the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values for National Review Online.

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Sins of the Father: Abortion, Birth Control, and the ACLU

May 16, 2011 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the National Catholic Register.

As someone with the highly unusual task of researching old, declassified Soviet and Communist Party USA archives, I often get quizzical looks as to why certain things from … More>

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STREAMING VIDEO — “Fox & Friends” Interview on Catholics Challenging Speaker Boehner

May 15, 2011 | by | Topic: Streaming Video, The Content of Character, The Persuaders

To view a streaming video of Dr. Kengor’s recent interview on the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” please click on the link below:

“On Catholics Challenging Speaker Boehner”

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Bush, Obama, and Osama: America’s Hour of Choosing

May 2, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

“In Bin Laden Announcement, Echoes of 2007 Obama Speech,” declared the headline in The New York Times. It’s difficult to find a newspaper that has demonstrated a worst pro-Obama and anti-Bush bias than The New York Times, especially when … More>

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Sterilizing Those Pesky Humans: Earth Day with Paul Ehrlich

April 20, 2011 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Every April 22 is Earth Day. As one who studies Soviet Russia, I can’t help notice that the day coincides with the birthday of Vladimir Lenin. The inaugural Earth Day occurred April 22, 1970, no less than Lenin’s birth centennial.… More>

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On Margaret Sanger, the Soviets, and Democrats

April 15, 2011 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Spectator.

“[W]e could well take example from Russia,” advised Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, “where birth control instruction is part of the regular welfare service of the … More>

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Obama vs. the Bushes: Comparing Costs and Coalitions from Libya to Iraq

April 5, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

The Libya situation is complicated. I envy no president stuck with the task. Among the complexities, the most daunting unknown is what’s behind the opposition. We would all like to see Moammar Gaddafi tossed to the ash-heap of history, but … More>

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Thirty Years Ago: When President Reagan Was Shot

March 30, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s note: This article is adapted from a previous version published by the Reagan Centennial edition of Newsmax.

On March 30, 1981, Ronald Reagan, president for merely 10 weeks, stepped outside the Washington Hilton. What happened next was an … More>

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Obama Should Channel Reagan on Libya

March 28, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

Written by the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values for USA Today.

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V&V Q&A with Herb Meyer: How to Analyze Information

March 24, 2011 | by | Topic: The Battle for the Mind, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. In this latest edition,professor of political science and executive director of the Center—Dr. Paul Kengor—interviews Herb Meyer, who from 1981-87 More>

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The Ted Kennedy Chronicles: A Look at the Latest Declassified FBI Files

March 21, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Thinker.

Another round of declassified FBI files on Senator Ted Kennedy has been released (click here and here). Fittingly, in Kennedy’s case, they once again raise … More>

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The Tea Party vs. NPR

March 11, 2011 | by | Topic: The Persuaders

“The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian,” said NPR’s Ron Schiller to two undercover reporters. “I wouldn’t even call it Christian; it’s this weird evangelical kind of [movement].”… More>

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When Winston Warned America: Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” at 65

March 7, 2011 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

It was 65 years ago, March 5, 1946, when Winston Churchill delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech in Fulton, Missouri. It was a speech that rocked the world and changed history.

By then, Churchill was no longer British prime minister. He … More>

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The “Purpose” and “Job” of Government: Wealth Redistribution?

February 24, 2011 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

A teachable moment on the purpose of government recently occurred on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” who has picked up the torch for the departed Keith Olbermann. It was Monday, February 7, the day after President Obama sat … More>

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Ronald Reagan: The Anti-Nixon/Kissinger

February 7, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

This February marks the birth centennial of Ronald Reagan. As a Reagan biographer, I’m often asked how Reagan was different from his predecessors, Republican and Democrat, and especially in the area of foreign policy. There were many ways, but here … More>

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The Truth About Ronald Reagan’s Mind—and Memory

February 2, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at FOXNews.com earlier today.

Ron Reagan, son of the late president, continues to get attention because of speculation in his new book that his father may have begun experiencing Alzheimer’s Disease during his presidency. … More>

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A Pillar of Reagan’s Legacy: Religion

January 31, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

Written by the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values for USA Today.

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When Reagan Spoke Truth to Soviet Power

January 31, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

Written by the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values for the Wall Street Journal.

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V&V FLASHBACK — Remembering Roe: A Forgotten Warning from Ronald Reagan

January 24, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A version of this article was first published by The Center for Vision & Values on January 21, 2010.

Given the somber anniversary of Roe v. Wade—source of 40 million abortions since 1973—I thought I’d share an … More>

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Reagan and Alzheimer’s: What the Public Doesn’t Know About the 40th President

January 18, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at FOXNews.com earlier today.

This February 6, 2011 marks the centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birth. Reagan died June 5, 2004 at the ripe old age of 93. Ironically, throughout that long life, he had … More>

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Changing the Mood: Two Inaugurals—JFK and Reagan

January 18, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

This January 20 marks the anniversary of two unforgettable inaugural addresses from two beloved presidents, Democrat and Republican: John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. For Kennedy’s speech, this is the golden anniversary, 50 years; for Reagan, 30 years.

Both speeches … More>

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Ronnie and Joe

January 14, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at National Review Online on February 6, 2010.

February 6, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. In a telling development, Republicans around the country have begun holding Reagan … More>

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Death of the Pro-Life Democrat?

January 7, 2011 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Spectator.

With the swearing in of the 112th Congress, an already endangered species is nearing extinction in the Capitol Building: the pro-life Democrat.

That the Democrats … More>

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My Historical Outrage of 2010: Statue to Stalin

January 4, 2011 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s note: Another version of this article first appeared in the Washington Times.

Of course, it’s customary at year’s end to share our favorite news items from the year past. As someone who teaches and writes about history, I … More>

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The Wilson You Never Knew

December 30, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in USA Today.

On the heels of a recent Sunday magazine profile of Glenn Beck, The New York Times published a roundtable discussion among six scholars on the issue … More>

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Christmas with Clarence (Darrow)

December 23, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared in the American Spectator.

No, that’s not “Clarence the Angel” of It’s a Wonderful Life fame. The Clarence in this title is much less inspiring—a humbug, really. I’m thinking … More>

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Christmas at Katyn

December 20, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

The people of Poland got an early Christmas present this year. It’s bittersweet but long awaited, and indeed a gift of sorts—and from an unlikely source: Russia. In Moscow, the State Duma, Russia’s legislature, passed a statement conceding Soviet responsibility … More>

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The ACLU’s Not-So-Holy Trinity

December 14, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in today’sAmerican Spectator.

The ACLU seems unusually active right now. What gives? Maybe it’s the Christmas season, which always seems to spring the ACLU into high gear, making it … More>

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Barack “Clinton” Obama?

December 7, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

“Obama Announces ‘Framework’ for Deal With Congress to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts.” That was the lead headline at this morning’s FoxNews website. It’s an eye-grabber, for sure.

The article explained that the “framework” outlined on Monday evening by President Obama … More>

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Duped on North Korea

November 29, 2010 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

North Korea is not an easy issue. I’ve dealt with it since the early 1990s, beginning at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. I had few answers then, and I still have few today.

It also is not a … More>

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Decision Point: George W. Bush’s Pro-Life Path

November 22, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story

George W. Bush is an interesting man with a complicated presidency that most Americans—going into Bush’s final year of office—deemed a failure. At one point, Bush had the worst approval/disapproval rating since Gallup began measuring. His record on domestic policy … More>

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V&V Q&A: On “Dupes” and the Religious Left (Part 5)

November 15, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. This is the final installment in a series of weekly interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science and executive More>

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“I Probably Wouldn’t Be Here”—A Conversation with Sergeant Styka

November 8, 2010 | by | Topic: The DNA of Greatness

I recently sat down with Emil Styka of Boardman, Ohio. A friend of Emil’s, Jo Ann Bryan, had emailed in response to an article I wrote on a remarkable World War II campaign at the Aleutian Islands, off the Alaskan … More>

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The Great Corrective

November 3, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Path to Freedom

On November 4, 2008, something incredible happened, something that will never again allow me to predict or trust the American electorate, regardless of the great corrective that happened this Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

For one, the American voter decisively elected … More>

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V&V Q&A: On “Dupes” and the Religious Left (Part 4)

November 1, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. This is the fourth of five installments in a series of weekly interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science More>

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V&V Q&A: On “Dupes” and the Religious Left (Part 3)

October 25, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. This is the third in a series of weekly interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science and executive director More>

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STREAMING VIDEO — Executive Director Lectures on His Latest Book Release at the Heritage Foundation

October 22, 2010 | by | Topic: Streaming Video, The Path to Freedom

To read a description of this book event and view a streaming video of the Heritage Foundation lecture, please click on the link below:

“Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century” More>

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STREAMING VIDEO — National Press Club Lecture on “Dupes and Why Communism Still Matters”

October 21, 2010 | by | Topic: Streaming Video, The Path to Freedom

To view a streaming video of this National Press Club lecture in Washington, D.C., please click on the links below:

“Dupes and Why Communism Still Matters” (Part 1)

“Dupes and Why Communism Still Matters” (Part 2)

“Dupes and Why Communism More>

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V&V Q&A: On “Dupes” and the Religious Left (Part 2)

October 18, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. This is the second in a series of weekly interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science and executive director More>

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V&V Q&A: On “Dupes” and the Religious Left (Part 1)

October 11, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. This is the first in a series of weekly interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science and executive director More>

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AUDIO — V&V Executive Director on “The Glen Meakem Program”

October 9, 2010 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio

For a program description, an mp3 download, or to listen to a streaming audio broadcast of Dr. Kengor’s interview, please click here.… More>

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Jimmy Carter’s Kennedy Problem

October 6, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story

I recently wrote about President Carter’s “superiority” complex, where I objected to the former president’s rather conceited claim of “superior” ex-presidential service, as measured (by himself) against other ex-presidents.

Yet, there’s an important area where I’d like to defend … More>

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V&V Q&A: On “Dupes” Scholarship, Partisanship, and Redemption

September 27, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

An Interview with Dr. Paul Kengor

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. This is an interview with Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science and executive director More>

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Special Feature: “The War on Religion”

September 25, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

On December 17, 1993, the non-profit, non-partisan Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation was established by an Act of Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton, with a mission “to educate this generation and future generations about the history, … More>

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President Carter’s “Superiority” Complex

September 22, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story

Former president Jimmy Carter told NBC News on Monday that his work at home and abroad has been “superior” to other presidents. “I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents,” Carter … More>

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AUDIO — “Between the Covers” — Paul Kengor on DUPES

September 21, 2010 | by | Topic: Streaming Audio, The Path to Freedom

On September 21, the Executive Director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, Dr. Paul Kengor, discussed his most recent book—“Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century”—on “Between the Covers,” with … More>

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A Dose of “Capitalism and Freedom”

September 15, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

It has been almost 50 years since Milton Friedman, Nobel economist, released his classic, Capitalism and Freedom. The book has slowly slipped from my course syllabus, not to mention that of the political elite. And why not? What Friedman said … More>

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35 Years Ago: When Ford Snubbed Solzhenitsyn

September 7, 2010 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge, The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A lengthier version of this article first appeared in The American Spectator.

It was 35 years ago that the conservative movement found itself in a defining moral struggle not with the liberal Left but with the establishment … More>

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Free Speech for Me but Not for Thee: President Obama’s Faith Protectors

August 31, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

I got the email in late afternoon. “In a major liberal initiative to curtail discussion of President Obama’s religious identity,” the email began, “over 70 Christian leaders and denominational heads have signed a letter saying that questions about the religious … More>

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Obama Invites Confusion About His Faith

August 23, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in USA Today.

The recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life is generating much discussion over its provocative finding that an increasing number of Americans (nearly one in five) … More>

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President Obama Cites Bush and Christ—Sort Of

August 16, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

The blogosphere is burning red, consumed with fury over President Obama’s announcement—made at the end of the news cycle, with talk-radio on weekend break—that he supports the construction of a mosque near the downed World Trade Center buildings. While much … More>

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AUDIO: V&V Executive Director on “America’s Morning Show”

August 9, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story

On August 9, the Executive Director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, Dr. Paul Kengor, discussed his recent article—“‘When They Dropped the Bomb’—Remembering August 1945″—on “America’s Morning Show,” with Glen Meakem standing in … More>

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“When They Dropped the Bomb”—Remembering August 1945

August 2, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story

This week marks 65 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman delivered a “rain of ruin” upon Hiroshima, Japan, with Nagasaki hit three days later, killing 100,000 to 200,000.

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Newsflash: Stalin Liberates Normandy

July 26, 2010 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

Call it another Twilight Zone moment; another ignominious contribution to the “you-can’t-make-this-up” category. First, Mao Tse-tung was honored by oblivious New Yorkers, with their Empire State Building aglow in red and yellow last October to commemorate the birth of Red More>

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The Blood of the Tea Party

July 13, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

I’ve never participated in a Tea Party rally. My natural habitat is a classroom or behind a keyboard. That said, I’ve had a lot of contact with Tea Party people, and, of course, I hear the angry charges from those … More>

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Whatever Happened to “General Betray Us?” The Path from Political Demon to Savior

June 28, 2010 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

I was in Washington last week, meaning I was able to observe, on-site and up close, the reaction to President Obama’s remarkable switch in leadership in Afghanistan from the bizarre General Stanley McChrystal to the excellent General David Petraeus. The … More>

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V&V FLASHBACK — With Father, Through the Valley of Death

June 17, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s Note: This article was first published by The Center for Vision & Values on June 18, 2009. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.” More>

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Helen Thomas Angers Her Media Colleagues—Finally

June 11, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

This week veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas announced her sudden “retirement.” The source was an insight shared by Thomas outside the White House during a Jewish-American Heritage Month celebration. … More>

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V&V FLASHBACK — The Forgotten Battle of World War II: Remembering the Aleutian Campaign

May 28, 2010 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

Editor’s Note: This article was first published by The Center for Vision & Values on November 6, 2009.

Every Memorial Day presents an opportunity to commemorate those who served in some faraway place long ago, many of whom paid that … More>

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Separation of School and State

May 24, 2010 | by | Topic: The Battle for the Mind

The conservative Texas State Board of Education adopted sweeping changes to its social studies textbook curricula on Friday. Among the most controversial changes is the way “separation of church and state” will be presented to students. I wonder what the … More>

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Social Justice, the Needy, and the Wealthy

May 20, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

Recently, The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College has tackled the issue of “social justice,” with articles by Gary Smith, J. D. Wyneken, Mark Hendrickson, and Shawn Ritenour. I strongly encourage readers to forward these articles to … More>

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Commemorating Mao but Not Mother

May 14, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Where’s Anita Dunn when you need her?

Recall Anita Dunn, who resigned as President Obama’s communications director not long after Glenn Beck had the temerity to broadcast her jaw-dropping affirmation, made in a church no less—at a high-school baccalaureate ceremony—that … More>

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Pro-Life Death?—Revisited

May 11, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

In November 2008, just after the historic election of Barack Obama, I wrote a piece titled, “Pro-Life Death?” I noted that America’s choice of Obama as president and, equally important, of a massive liberal majority in Congress, constituted the death … More>

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Death’s Progress

May 7, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

Progressivism is all-the-rage nowadays, with liberals having jettisoned the “liberal” label for the less maligned tag of “progressive.” This is tactical as much as philosophical. It’s fascinating … More>

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A Manifesto on the “Manifesto”

April 30, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

I knew the time would come. America’s public schools and ideologically monolithic universities have spawned a generation woefully uninformed in the most elementary facts about free markets, socialism, and communism. Personally, after teaching this material for years, I’m getting an … More>

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Speaking Truth to History: A Perfect Game

April 21, 2010 | by | Topic: The Persuaders

I’m not one to bother with the latest alleged blockbuster buzzing from the salons of Hollywood high culture. Over the course of two valuable hours, I can only take so many car chases, explosions, and run-of-the-mill depravity. Alas, I had a … More>

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A Message on “The Progressive Surge and Conservative Crackup?”

April 16, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s Note: As we at The Center for Vision & Values prepare to wrap up our sixth annual conference tonight, we would like to thank everyone who participated in “The Progressive Surge and Conservative Crackup?” For those of you who More>

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VAT Talk No Surprise: The Progressive Source Behind VAT

April 15, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: This is one of many articles from The Center for Vision & Values dealing with the topic of our two-day conference on “The Progressives,”which kicked off today on the campus of Grove City College.

As soon as … More>

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Poland: Remembering Two Tragedies

April 13, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

The crash of a Polish airplane in the Russian territory of Smolensk last weekend is a stunning tragedy, taking the life of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and high-level figures in the Polish government. Upwards of 100 people were … More>

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Buchenwald and the Totalitarian Century

April 8, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator.

This spring 2010 marks some sordid anniversaries: 65 years since the discovery of the Nazi concentration camps that facilitated the slaughter of six million Jews … More>

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Hillary Clinton and the Mother Teresa Home for Infant Children

March 26, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared in The Weekly Standard. A few years ago, I wrote a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton. Released in 2007, the book flopped, dismissed by conservatives who didn’t More>

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Hanging Mao on the Tree?

March 25, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

I’ll begin this article with a few justifications to try to preempt irate emails from Obama supporters: First off, I write on faith, politics, and the presidency, having done books on the subject and lots of articles; this includes the More>

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God Gets His Healthcare Bill

March 22, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: This is one of many coming articles from The Center for Vision & Values dealing with the topic of our April 15-16 conference on “The Progressives.” Click here for information.

The most frustrating thing I’ve dealt with in … More>

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God Gets His Healthcare Bill

March 22, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

The most frustrating thing I’ve dealt with in professional life was eight years of outrageous, baseless charges against President George W. Bush on matters of faith. Even when Bush was simply asked about his faith, and responded with utterly benign … More>

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Gorbachev vs. the Evil Empire

March 10, 2010 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

The media jumps at anniversaries of historical figures and events. For those of us who write about history, we, too, seize these opportunities to teach history, especially history Americans should know.

Here’s one such case: Can you believe it has … More>

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In Memoriam: The Beichman Library Closes

March 8, 2010 | by | Topic: The DNA of Greatness

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared in The American Spectator. Some 2,000 years ago, the great Ancient Library in Alexandria, Egypt burnt to the ground, taking with it a vast reservoir of irreplaceable information, subsequently … More>

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In Memoriam: Al Haig’s Charge

February 22, 2010 | by | Topic: The DNA of Greatness

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator, February 22, 2010. Alexander Haig passed away over the weekend at the age of 85. A military man, a war veteran, no less than a four-star general, a chief … More>

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Reagan and Joe

February 8, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story, The DNA of Greatness

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at National Review, February 6, 2010. This February 6 marks the 99thanniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth. In a telling development, Republicans around the country have begun holding “Reagan Day” dinners, as they’ve … More>

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God and Man at the National Prayer Breakfast

February 5, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

President Obama spoke yesterday at the National Prayer Breakfast. I’ve long studied the sitting president’s remarks at these breakfasts, particularly President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President Ronald Reagan. I note this to hopefully lend a little credibility … More>

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Taxpayers Fund Abortions But Not School Vouchers

February 2, 2010 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

In my last article, a somber remembrance of Roe v. Wade, I called attention to something that shocked readers: I noted that the Obama administration and Democratic Congress “rejected funding for school vouchers for poor children in Washington, DC, … More>

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Remembering Roe: A Forgotten Warning from Ronald Reagan

January 21, 2010 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Given the somber anniversary of Roe v. Wade—source of 40 million abortions since 1973—I thought I’d share an excellent but forgotten speech by President Ronald Reagan. The speechwriter was Peter Robinson, featured guest of our Reagan Lecture this yearMore>

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A Candle for Iran? A Reagan Lesson for Obama — from Christmas 1981

December 23, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at American Thinker.


Twice in this space last summer, I wrote about Iran — specifically, the dramatic June protests against the theocratic-totalitarian regime of Holocaust-denying despot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. More than … More>

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Remembering “The Honz”

December 17, 2009 | by | Topic: The DNA of Greatness

I was saddened to learn about the death of Fred Honsberger, a Pittsburgh institution who pioneered conservative talk-radio at KDKA-AM, and who was the local forerunner to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and the other horses in the conservative stable who … More>

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O’ Unity Tree, O’ Unity Tree

December 14, 2009 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

‘Tis the season…. That is, to not refer to the Christmas Season as the “Christmas Season.”

Of course, that’s old news. But what’s new news, or recent news, is the bewildering refusal in some quarters to call a Christmas tree More>

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V&V Q&A: Dinesh D’Souza on “Life After Death: The Evidence”

December 9, 2009 | by | Topic: The Content of Character, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. In this latest Q&A, Dr. Paul Kengor, executive director of the Center, interviews Dinesh D’Souza, a best-selling author and former White More>

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Who Was Nels Konnerup?

November 18, 2009 | by | Topic: The DNA of Greatness

America honors its deceased presidents, its fallen troops, its late senators, and even its musicians and movie stars. But what about its veterinarians’

Well, there’s one veterinarian who deserves pause for recognition. His name was Nels Konnerup. He recently passed … More>

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V&V Q&A: George Schroeder, M.D.: Witness to the Wall and to Socialized Medicine

November 12, 2009 | by | Topic: The Content of Character, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. Each issue will present an interview with an intriguing thinker or opinion-maker that we hope will prove illuminating to readers everywhere. More>

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The Forgotten Battle of World War II: Remembering the Aleutian Campaign

November 6, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story

Every Veterans Day presents an opportunity to commemorate those who served in some faraway place long ago, many of whom paid that ultimate sacrifice. World War II offers its share of remembrances: Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941; Normandy, June 6, … More>

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The Philosophy of Mao and Mother Teresa?

October 23, 2009 | by | Topic: General

“[T]he death of ten to twenty million people is nothing to be afraid of.”
—Mao Tse-tung

“Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life More>

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V&V Q&A: Dr. Charles Hull Wolfe, a 20th Century Life

October 21, 2009 | by | Topic: General, The Path to Freedom, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. Each issue will present an interview with an intriguing thinker or opinion-maker that we hope will prove illuminating to readers everywhere. More>

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The Nobel Committee Dishonors Itself

October 9, 2009 | by | Topic: General

Even CNN was shocked. Even the Obama White House was shocked.

“Only nine months into his presidency,” reported a baffled CNN news anchor this morning. “President Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement made jaws drop even … More>

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A Teachable Moment on Communist China

October 5, 2009 | by | Topic: General

When I first heard it, I didn’t believe it. Alas, it’s true.

Last week, New York City’s Empire State Building was aglow in red and yellow. Why? To commemorate the 60thanniversary of the victorious revolution of the People’s … More>

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“Got Hope?” The Theological Virtue of Obama

September 29, 2009 | by | Topic: General

As someone who teaches and writes about international politics, I can confidently say that last week was one of the strangest in memory, from the G-20 circus in my backyard (Pittsburgh) to the political zoo at the United Nations. President … More>

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Why All the Fuss? Because America Remains a Conservative Country

September 14, 2009 | by | Topic: General

The huge “9/12” protest in Washington was the latest expression of discontent over President Obama’s leftward policy thrust. The discord is evident from the “Tea Party” movement to the chaotic “townhalls” on “healthcare reform.”

The mainstream media and American left … More>

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On Kennedy, Andropov, and KAL 007

September 3, 2009 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

Over the last week-and-a-half I’ve gotten an overwhelming number of inquiries relating to the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. Why me? Because of my report back in 2006 of Kennedy’s confidential offer to Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov. That offer … More>

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Round Two on Bush and AIDS

August 28, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

Last week I wrote about former President George W. Bush’s unprecedented work on behalf of the African AIDS epidemic. That $15 billion package, first proposed in January 2003, was entirely Bush’s doing, and has been ignored by the mainstream media … More>

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Bush Quietly Saved a Million African Lives

August 19, 2009 | by | Topic: General

What if a president, on his own initiative, under no demands from staff or from supporters or opponents, set out to spend an unprecedented amount of money on AIDS in Africa, literally billions of dollars, at a time when the … More>

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Bush Quietly Saved a Million African Lives

August 19, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at NCRegister.com.

What if a president, on his own initiative, under no demands from staff or from supporters or opponents, set out to spend an unprecedented amount of money on AIDS in Africa, … More>

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Saving Obama from Himself: The Machiavellian Thing vs. the Moral Thing on Healthcare

August 10, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story

The late Republican political strategist, Lee Atwater, a brilliant Machiavellian, used to invoke what he called “The Napoleonic Maxim:” Never interfere with the enemy when he’s in the process of destroying himself.

If Atwater were alive today, how would he … More>

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Iranian Aftermath: Can Obama Close the Deal?

July 20, 2009 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

On December 7, 1978, President Jimmy Carter was asked if he thought the Shah of Iran would survive the crisis that threatened to birth history’s first theocratic-terrorist … More>

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Gore Unhinged

July 13, 2009 | by | Topic: The Persuaders

“How can ANYONE take this man seriously?” writes Marilyn, a frequent reader of our Center for Vision & Values articles.

Attached to Marilyn’s email was this headline, “Gore compares climate change fight to war against Nazis.” As the accompanying article … More>

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Prudence at the American Founding—and Today

July 1, 2009 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Will you be celebrating prudence this July 4th? Maybe you should. Or, at the least, it’s worth pausing to think about.

Prudence is a timeless virtue never more relevant than right now. And, as usual, the American Founders, in their … More>

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Bush Unplugged—and Unappreciated

June 22, 2009 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

Editor’s Note: Attention readers, please check out Paul Kengor’s weekend exclusive from American Thinker, “‘Freedom Fighters’ and the American President.”

Last Wednesday evening, I witnessed a remarkable event, which is being misreported and misperceived—from the Drudge Report to the White … More>

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With Father, Through the Valley of Death

June 19, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.” (Psalm 23:4)

My family and I drove aside the Mall in Washington, DC, creeping along Independence Avenue in … More>

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Talking Jesus: Obama vs. Bush

June 12, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story

There’s an important article in the Politico, titled, “Obama invokes Jesus more than Bush.” President Barack Obama, says the article, has mentioned Jesus Christ “in a number of high-profile public speeches,” more so than did President George … More>

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What I Saw at the Rotunda

June 5, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story

Carrying the Torch for America, the Beautiful.

I was at the Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, June 3, for the dedication of the statue to President Ronald Reagan. I was there because Bill Clark was there. Judge Clark, … More>

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Obama, Notre Dame, and the Character Thing

May 14, 2009 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

In May 1995, his first year as Pennsylvania governor, Tom Ridge was invited by Gannon University, a Catholic college in Erie, Pa., to give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree. But the distinguished Republican and native son had … More>

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When Biden and Rudman Wept

May 4, 2009 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Is he pro-life or pro-choice? That was the giant unknown hanging in the balance one day in 1990 as President George H. W. Bush nominated a mystery man named David Souter for a Supreme Court seat. Both sides of the … More>

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Joan Clark, a 20th Century Life

April 30, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story

Every American, obviously, has heard of Ronald Reagan, and Reagan historians have heard of Bill Clark. Clark was Reagan’s close aide, who, more than any other, laid the foundation for Cold War victory.

Few historians, however, knew a 20th century … More>

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Tom Dillon vs. the Relativists

April 22, 2009 | by | Topic: The Battle for the Mind

Last week, as we at Grove City College held a conference on “Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education,” in which we underscored the struggle against rampant secular relativism in our universities, American higher education lost a true apostle of faith and … More>

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Why Not Manage Universities, Mr. President?

April 14, 2009 | by | Topic: The Battle for the Mind

Editor’s Note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

I hear it repeatedly, even from pro-business conservatives:

Hey, I have no sympathy for AIG and the automakers and banks. When you take government money, you can More>

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Economic Stimulus 101: Reaganomics vs. Obamanomics

April 7, 2009 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

President Obama says the economy is the worst since the Great Depression. Actually, it is the worst since the Reagan recession of 1982-83. Further, the 2009 market crash is not the worst since 1929 but since 1987—also on Ronald Reagan’s … More>

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God and Man at Notre Dame

April 1, 2009 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

This May, Notre Dame University will host President Barack Obama to inspire its graduates as they are sent into the world. Obama will be awarded an honorary degree. For the record, this will be a direct violation of the American More>

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Communicating Obama’s Fiscal Disaster

March 23, 2009 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

Newsflash, March 20, 2009: The Congressional Budget Office today forecast a U.S. budget deficit of $1.8 trillion for this year.

For many Americans, including some Democrats, there’s tremendous frustration over President Obama’s economic policies. Worse, they know that a huge … More>

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Crisis—What Crisis?

March 11, 2009 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

“Dear Iranians, your children have put the first indigenous satellite into orbit…. [T]he Islamic Republic of Iran has officially achieved a presence in space.”
—Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, February 3, 2009

If a tree falls in the forest, and the … More>

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Where Have You Gone, Bill Casey?

March 5, 2009 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

“We win and they lose.”
—Ronald Reagan, January 1977

As an unprecedented, colossal “stimulus” package was passed by the new president and Congress, something rather extraordinary … More>

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Hugs and Kisses from Iran

February 23, 2009 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

Arguably, the world’s leading apostle of hate is Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad—few do the task better, especially toward Jews. On Dec. 12, 2006, at a two-day gathering of Holocaust deniers, Ahmadinejad pledged that “the Zionist regime [Israel] soon [will] be … More>

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CVV Executive Director Surveyed on Presidents by C-SPAN

February 16, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story

Executive Director of Center for Vision & Values among Scholars Surveyed by C-SPAN for Presidents’ Day Ranking

Dr. Paul Kengor, executive director of The Center for Vision & Values and professor of political science at Grove City College, was among … More>

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An Obama-Reagan Presidency?

February 13, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story

What’s the state of the republic—and its citizens—this Presidents’ Day 2009? It is a state of deep confusion. Here are some polls to ponder, as America considers presidents past and new. Brace yourself.

Before he was elected president, Senator Barack … More>

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Freedom Works: Speaker Pelosi’s Teachable Moment

February 4, 2009 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently provided a stark illustration of the fundamentally divergent worldviews of big-government liberalism and free-market conservatism. She told ABC’s George Stephanopoulus of the intention of her and House Democrats to include hundreds of … More>

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V&V Q&A: On Fed Distortions and Bailouts

January 30, 2009 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. Each issue will present an interview with an intriguing thinker or opinion-maker that we hope will prove illuminating to readers everywhere. More>

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V&V Q&A: On Booms, Busts, and America

January 29, 2009 | by | Topic: The Path to Freedom, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. Each issue will present an interview with an intriguing thinker or opinion-maker that we hope will prove illuminating to readers everywhere. More>

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Viva La Revolucion

January 27, 2009 | by | Topic: The Battle for the Mind

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

Last week, before an audience of millions of Americans, the new president made a telling statement. Alluding to the American founders, President Barack Obama, in his … More>

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A Tale of Two Inaugurals

January 21, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story

Watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama, I was impressed by the graciousness and civility by the two presidents at the platform during the transition. To tepid applause, Obama began his Inaugural Address by thanking George W. Bush for his … More>

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“Media Lied, Kids Died?”

January 20, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders

I first heard it in an email from a professor in Illinois. We were arguing about something I wrote on Barack Obama. I asked if he agreed that the media had been breathlessly, transparently biased in favor of Obama in … More>

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Not the Great Communicator: On Bush, Berlin, and Moses

January 16, 2009 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders

As the country considers the inauguration of Barack Obama, I’m mindful of another inauguration that seems a long time ago, and which speaks volumes to the presidential transition we are about to witness.

It was a January day in 1999, … More>

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Howard Dean’s Presidential Victory

January 9, 2009 | by | Topic: The Persuaders

“George Bush is not my neighbor!”
—Howard Dean, January 2004

Five years ago, George W. Bush finished the last good year of his presidency. Things were looking up. The Democratic front-runners seeking their party’s presidential nomination lauded the historic accomplishments … More>

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“Safe, Legal, and Rare?”

December 31, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

The common mantra of pro-choice politicians is that they do not favor abortion. Quite the contrary, they want abortion to be “safe, legal, and rare.” Pro-choicers generally hold to this position; thus, as they are quick to note, they are … More>

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Remembering an Unknown Hero: Morris Childs, America’s Greatest Cold War Spy

December 15, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

If you’re looking for a book as a Christmas gift, I suggest an oldie but goodie, and in honor of the fact that it was 20 years ago that this nation quietly honored the subject of the book: a hero, … More>

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Five Years Ago: The Beginning of the End for Saddam – and George W. Bush

December 10, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Five years ago this week, something remarkable happened, which has been conveniently forgotten: On December 13, 2003, one of history’s worst dictators, Saddam Hussein, was captured by U.S. troops.

America awakened to the news on Sunday, December 14, as a … More>

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Shades of Reagan: Sarah and the Leakers

December 5, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

The trashing of Sarah Palin continues. Some of the shots have been downright ugly, such as the “Retarded Republican Babies for Sarah Palin” t-shirts. Equally notable, however, is the odd one-two punch of liberal journalists and moderate Republican leakers pounding … More>

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Barack and the Bishops

November 19, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

A potential big battle has begun, one of special interest to all Christians and guaranteed to generate a lot of attention from all Americans.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a stern warning to president-elect Obama … More>

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“I’m Pagan and I Vote”

November 11, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Old Town Alexandria, Northern Virginia—Jogging through this gorgeous, historic town the first Saturday after the Tuesday vote, which elected the most leftist presidential candidate in American history, it isn’t difficult to see how the typically Republican state of Virginia went … More>

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Pro-life Death?

November 6, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

The victory for Barack Obama and the Democratic Party on Tuesday is the death of the pro-life movement as we know it. The pro-life movement has sought to reverse abortion through legislative action and the courts, and made tremendous gains … More>

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Today’s Frankensteins

October 30, 2008 | by | Topic: The Persuaders

“Man,” I cried, “how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom! Cease; you know not what it is you say.”
—Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, volume III, chapter 7

With the help of Hollywood—though often to its detriment—Mary Shelley’s 19th century … More>

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Can Obama Win the “Values Voter?”

October 27, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on Barack Obama and Christian voters. Click here to read part one.

In 2000 and 2004, it was the churchgoing moral-religious “values voters” that made the difference for George W. … More>

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God and Barack Obama

October 24, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series on Barack Obama, his faith, and Christian voters. Click here to read part two.

Let me begin with what I hope is a credibility enhancer: For daring to write … More>

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Joe Biden’s Church Troubles

October 14, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Certain elements in the news media are attacking Sarah Palin’s religious beliefs. This has included several bizarre articles, in mainstream publications, highly critical of her local church. One source blasted her “Neanderthal faith.”

As usual, the liberal press is demonstrating … More>

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Message to Obama: We Were Greeted as Liberators

October 8, 2008 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

A casualty of the left’s hatred for President George W. Bush has been a destructive inability to separate fact from fiction in the ongoing history of the war in Iraq. The latest case, which, sadly, has dug its way into … More>

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V&V Q&A: “Where Have You Gone, Thomas Jefferson?” (An Interview on America’s Founding Fathers and Modern Presidents)

September 26, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. Each issue will present an interview with an intriguing thinker or opinion-maker that we hope will prove illuminating to readers everywhere. More>

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Hating Palin: Words of Wisdom from Reagan

September 15, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Persuaders

It has taken me a couple of weeks but I think I’ve finally gotten handle on why Sarah Palin’s bravado Republican convention speech was such a smash among conservatives: After nearly eight years of watching President George W. Bush curl … More>

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Foreign Policy and the Veep

September 8, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story, The Global Challenge

In an unexpected, frightening moment in April 1945, Vice President Harry Truman got the news: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was dead.

For many Americans who suffered through the Great Depression and World War II, FDR was more than a president; … More>

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“Governor, Who’s the Leader of Angola?” Biden Prepares for Palin

September 2, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

I would like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 27 years ago. It involved his international humiliation of a good man, and it became a habit for Biden. I’m confident Biden will repeat the performance with … More>

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How About McCain on Conception and Embryos?

August 25, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

I wrote a piece last week that was hard on Barack Obama for his troubling non-answers on the question of conception, when life begins, and embryonic stem-cell research.

A quick rehash: Obama has repeatedly said that he doesn’t know when … More>

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Obama and Abortion Survivors: Clarifying the Record

August 20, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

We recently posted an article at National Review on the controversy over Barack Obama’s votes in the Illinois legislature on a statewide version of the federal Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA)—i.e., legislation requiring medical personnel to provide treatment to … More>

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Obama Conceives the Inconceivable on Conception

August 18, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

Asked by Rick Warren on Saturday when he believes “a baby gets human rights,” John McCain didn’t hesitate to say “at the moment of conception.” For Barack Obama, however, this question remains a struggle. “Well, ah, ah, I think that … More>

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Witness: Solzhenitsyn vs. Evil

August 4, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s Note: This article is also posted at National Review Online.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a great figure of the 20th century, is dead at the age of 89.

How does one adequately honor the man? It’s impossible to capture in … More>

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Mission Accomplished

July 30, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s Note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He’s the one who gets the people to do the greatest things. And that’s More>

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Clinton Administration to Obama: Iraq Greater Terror Threat Than Afghanistan

July 17, 2008 | by | Topic: The Global Challenge

On Tuesday, Barack Obama gave an address on the Iraq War. It was a bizarre speech, as if it had been written two years ago—when it would have made more sense. Liberals ought to hate the speech. It will make … More>

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Tony Snow: Defender of the President and the Faith

July 14, 2008 | by | Topic: The DNA of Greatness

The first time I encountered Tony Snow was through his columns for the Detroit News in the 1980s, when I was an undergraduate subscribing to a forgotten but quite good publication called Conservative Chronicle. His articles were like his … More>

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Where are the Bush Democrats? The GOP Leadership Lurch from 2000 to 2008

July 7, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s Note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He’s the one who gets the people to do the greatest things. And that’s More>

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Barack Obama Embraces Theocracy

July 2, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

“George W. Bush is a [EXPLETIVE] theocrat!”

If I had a dollar for every time I heard that over the past eight years. Having written a book on the faith of George W. Bush, I was pummeled by liberals for … More>

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Ms. Hillary’s Comeuppance

June 27, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

It was springtime. The year was 1969. The spirit of la revolucion was in the air.

Ms. Hillary Rodham and her Wellesley sisters sat in the crowd awaiting words of inspiration from their speaker. The commencement speaker that year was … More>

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On Cap Weinberger and Civility

June 20, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

Last week, the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College ran another of its “V&V Q&As,” this one with Peter Schweizer, whom I interviewed on his new book, Makers and Takers. As noted in the interview, Schweizer … More>

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V&V Q&A: Makers and Takers with Peter Schweizer

June 12, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character, Vision & Values Concise E-publications

Editor’s Note: The “V&V Q&A” is an e-publication from the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. Each issue will present an interview with an intriguing thinker or opinion-maker that we hope will prove illuminating to readers everywhere. More>

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RFK and RR: United in Life and Death

June 9, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article first appeared in National Review Online.

Last week, specifically, June 5, 2008, was the 40th anniversary of the death of Robert F. Kennedy, one of the most beloved politicians of his … More>

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Devouring the Clintons

June 3, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

The Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago is a raucous place. Not long ago, during the Christmas season, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright—stepping back from his repeated proclamation that “God d— America!”—paused to damn the former president of America: As … More>

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Bush at the Knesset: Another Historic, Unheralded Speech

May 28, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in American Thinker.

A couple of weeks ago, President George W. Bush gave an outstanding speech to the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. It stands out among the top five or so best speeches … More>

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Supporting the Troops—and Their Children—this Memorial Day

May 23, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

When it comes to “supporting the troops,” some Americans have chosen some curious means of expression. Who can forget Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) June 2005 statement from the Senate floor, comparing U.S. troops at Guantanamo to “Nazis, Soviets in their … More>

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Secrets of Suriname: Another Reagan-Administration Cold War Success Story

May 12, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in National Review Online.

It was 25 years ago that a remarkable effort took place concerning a small, unremarkable country at the northern tip of South America—Suriname. What happened there was quite significant … More>

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George “Truman” Bush

May 9, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

A new CNN poll ranks President George W. Bush the most unpopular president in modern American history. The key figure is not Bush’s 28 percent approval rating, which, though dismal, is not as poor as all-time lows set by Harry … More>

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Pile of Manure

May 7, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

“It reminds me of the story about that little boy … in this room filled with manure.”
—Hillary Clinton, April 1

As Senator Hillary Clinton presses on in her battle to win more primaries on the road to the Democratic … More>

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Conceiving Conception at Messiah

April 21, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 22, is the big day: the crucial Pennsylvania Primary. It happens here, in my home state, at polling places in big cities like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, medium-sized cities like Erie and Harrisburg, and small towns like mine, … More>

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Blessing vs. Damning America

April 16, 2008 | by | Topic: The Content of Character

“I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life…. [I]n my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed….”

—President Ronald Reagan,
Farewell Address, January 11, 1989

“’God Bless America?’ No, no, More>

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Africa, AIDS, and the Good-Samaritan-in-Chief

April 2, 2008 | by | Topic: The American Story

There’s a remarkable article in the current Time magazine by Bob Geldof, musician and activist, regarding a recent trip he made to Africa with President George W. Bush. Geldof, a liberal, disagrees with Bush on many things, especially Iraq. Geldof … More>

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Easter with Mr. Buckley

March 25, 2008 | by | Topic: The DNA of Greatness

Like many people, I suppose, my bookshelves are filled with books I’ve purchased with plans to read someday, sometime … but not right now. A couple of weeks ago, I grabbed one of those books, bought almost 10 years ago, … More>

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