George Cahill was a man with a higher mission fixed to the skies. He volunteered to fight in World War II at the earliest possible age: 17-and-a-half. Both parents signed off, and he headed to gunnery school in Las Vegas. George met his crew in Lincoln, Nebraska. They flew to Newfoundland and then Iceland and… Read more »
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 »
Full disclosure: I have never seen an episode of the long-running PBS children’s show called “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The only reason I went to see “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” the documentary about Mr. Rogers and his show, was because we were visiting friends who very much wanted to see it. Thank you, dear friends!… Read more »
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 »
They danced. They sang. They shouted and cried for joy. Had their team won the Super Bowl or the Stanley Cup? Had they won a giant Powerball lottery? No, but their lives had been transformed. A well had been dug in their village, and now they would have a clean, reliable source of water and… Read more »
“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 »
On June 3, 1961, barely into the fifth month of his presidency, John F. Kennedy met with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Kennedy requested the meeting in February as an “informal” opportunity to become better acquainted. Kennedy had risen rapidly through the American political hierarchy from the House of Representatives to the U.S. Senate and on… Read more »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
Shortly after leaving home last summer for a relaxing week at the beach, I noticed a white sports car in our rear view mirror, approaching with great speed. My guess is that they were doing triple digits. I said a quick prayer for the innocent drivers ahead of me. Ten miles later I saw that… Read more »
Public sector unions, the real strength of American unionism today, have been dealt a serious blow by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a strongly worded 5-4 decision written by Justice Samuel Alito, the court ruled in favor of Mark Janus, who works for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services as a child-support specialist…. 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 »
On June 5, 2018, Dr. Thomas S. Kidd discussed “The Enigma of Ben Franklin’s Faith” during the Center’s quarterly American Founders Luncheon Series.
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 »
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 »
Editor’s note: On May 18, 2018 Grove City College Chair of the Board of Trustees, David Rathburn, gave the following address to the trustees, administrators, faculty, trustee scholar winners, and retirees at Grove City College. A year ago I stood before you uncertain of what the future would hold for me—I was truly in a… Read more »
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 »
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 »
At the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered a long-awaited opinion concerning Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop located in Lakewood, Colorado, west of Denver. Kennedy and the court ruled in favor of Phillips, 7-2. In July 2012, Phillips, who had provided cakes and other confections for 22 years,… Read more »
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 »
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 »
If there ever was a day in the American calendar that invites reflection, it is Memorial Day. As we pause to remember and honor the hundreds of thousands of our compatriots who have laid down their lives while serving in our armed forces, I invite you to ponder two points. First: On Memorial Day, the… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Dr. Paul Kengor delivers the dinner lecture during the 2018 Center for Vision & Values annual conference: World War I and the Shaping of the Modern World.
Dr. Joshua Mayo speaks at the 2018 Center for Vision & Values annual conference: World War I and the Shaping of the Modern World.
Dr. Michelle McFeaters and Mr. Richard Kocur speak during the 2018 Center for Vision & Values annual conference: World War I and the Shaping of the Modern World.