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Please, Don’t Counsel Them

If you are a football fan, and perhaps even if you are not, you have read the allegation that current Ohio State head football coach, Urban Meyer, and athletic director, Gene Smith, knowingly employed an assistant coach, Zach Smith, who was battering his now ex-wife, Courtney Smith. The story continues to unfold as new information… Read more »

The Life (and Death) of American Farmers

Recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that suicide rates among American farmers are higher than any other occupational group, and five times higher than that of the population as a whole. One is tempted to argue that this reflects the decline of community life in rural America. Farmers historically received… Read more »

Dr. Paul Kengor on “The Mark Levin Show”

“Professor Paul Kengor is a friend of mine … A professor at the great Grove City College.” —Mark Levin In case you missed it, Dr. Paul Kengor, executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, was a guest on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Mark Levin Show” on Tuesday July 17, 2018. Levin… Read more »

FBI Agent Peter Strzok: I Checked My Beliefs at the Door

Peter Strzok, the former deputy assistant director of the Counterintelligence Division of the FBI, testified on July 12 before two House Committees. In his opening statement, he said: “Let me be clear, unequivocally and under oath: Not once in my 26 years of defending my nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I… Read more »

Why Tiananmen is Commemorated in Hong Kong and Washington—Not Beijing

Editor’s note: This article, written by Grove City College student Caroline Lindey, first appeared at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. In June, Hong Kong’s Victoria Park saw close to 115,000 people gather to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. At the vigil, mothers of the victims of the crackdown laid wreaths at… Read more »

The Endless Summer: The Democrats’ Hellish Summer of 1968

The summer of 1968 was an absolute nightmare for the Democratic Party. Everything that could go wrong, did, and there was precious little the Democrats could do to avoid or even anticipate it. Summer is typically the time when American presidential campaigns begin heating up. In 1968, the Democrats knew they were between a rock… Read more »

Supreme Court Vacancy — V&V Executive Director on The Bill Bennett Show

Joining Bill on this episode of the show is Paul Kengor, author, professor of political science at Grove City College, and the executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. They discussed the Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy retiring and whether or not President Trump will get a pick through with the Democrats planning to… Read more »

A Victory for Freedom and the Pro-Life Movement

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Crisis Magazine. The pro-life movement celebrates this Independence Day 2018 with a big victory at the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s a victory for freedom. In yet another narrow decision, this one titled, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, the high court last week struck down… Read more »


When I finished my graduate study and moved out of Buffalo, NY to take my first full-time professional job at the University of Missouri, I called my telephone company to discontinue my landline service. After being put on hold while the agent checked my account, I was shocked by the words I heard: “We are… Read more »

Helping America’s Children

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

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

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

1968: A Year of Lost Innocence

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

50 years ago: An assassination that shook America

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

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

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

Memo from Jeff Bezos: Forget Work-Life Balance

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

With God and Richard Pipes

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

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

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