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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

DR. PAUL KENGOR: GEORGE H.W. BUSH AND THE CALL THAT SURRENDERED THE SOVIET UNION

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Numerous tributes to George H. W. Bush this week hailed his crucial role in helping to peacefully close the Cold…...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

RICHARD D. KOCUR: HEALTHCARE SPENDING AND THE NATIONAL DEBT

In a recent article titled “Spending More on Debt than Defense,” author Mark Hendrickson highlights the interest payments on our rapidly growing national debt in relation to defense spending. By…...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DR PAUL KENGOR: GEORGE H. W. BUSH AND THE CALL THAT SURRENDERED THE SOVIET UNION

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Numerous tributes to George H. W. Bush this week hailed his crucial role in helping to peacefully close the Cold…...

Thursday, December 06, 2018

DR. PAUL KENGOR: GEORGE H.W. BUSH’S FINAL WORDS

The final words of President George H. W. Bush tell us a lot about the kind of man he was, and especially the kind of father he was.  At 94…...

Friday, November 30, 2018

DR. PAUL KENGOR: TEACHING GOD AT THANKSGIVING

Every year at Thanksgiving I trek into Barnes & Noble for an annual ritual of self-mortification. I go to the children’s section and glimpse the offerings for Thanksgiving. It never…...

Thursday, November 15, 2018

GABRIELLE ETZEL: HOLIDAYS AND POLITICS - REBUILDING CIVILITY

With the chill in the air and the leaves already falling, the holidays are just around the corner. Whether you’re hosting or being hosted, the old rule of not discussing…...

Friday, November 02, 2018

DR. MARK HENDRICKSON: THE PLITICS OF E15

On October 9, President Donald Trump announced that he was lifting the EPA’s ban on summertime sales of E15—a motor fuel blend consisting of 15% ethanol instead of the usual…...

Thursday, November 01, 2018

DR. PAUL KENGOR: DEATH AT THE TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator. “Pray for us, I will call you later.” That was the text message we received from our 16-year-old daughter at…...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

LEE S. WISHING: MUD-PIE JOY AND THE COLLEGE DECISION

Joy, real meaningful joy, should be the most important consideration when choosing a college. What about getting a good job? Don't worry, rewarding employment will follow the pursuit of divine…...

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

DR. CARL TRUEMAN: THE NEW GULAGS

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at First Things.   As a new teacher at Grove City College, I thought it appropriate to start my upper-level humanities course by informing…...

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

DR. AMERICA’S RELIGION OF HEDONISM

While visiting a breathtaking butterfly exhibit in the south, we saw two large rare butterflies, apparently mating. The interpreter, however, indicated that at this stage of their late adult lives,…...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

RACHEL BOVARD: REQUIEM FOR THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at American Greatness. Is the pro-life movement on Capitol Hill dead? If it is, it’s congressional Republicans who have killed it. Funding for the…...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

DR. JORDAN B. PETERSON: A SIGN OF THE END TIMES?

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at WhiteHorseInn.org. It is not often that a clinical psychologist becomes the cultural equivalent of a rock star, but Canadian academic Jordan B. Peterson…...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

DR. JUSTIN DEPLATO AND MATTHEW MARKULIN: IMPEACHMENT OF THE PRESIDENT?

Impeachment was in the news recently after President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. In his plea, Cohen implicated Trump, stating that he, as…...

Thursday, September 13, 2018

DR. CALEB VERBOIS: A LOT LESS BLUSTER AND A LITTLE MORE SASSE

Predictably, the start of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court was an embarrassing fiasco for almost everyone involved. The Republican chair of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley,…...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

ADAM V. NOWLAND: BRETT KAVANAUGH RUNS THE GAUNTLET

Between September 4 and 7, 2018, Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, will face a barrage of questioning before the Senate. Kavanaugh is…...

Thursday, August 23, 2018

DR. EARL TILFORD: THE UNWARRANTED STORM OVER SECURITY CLEARANCES

 “The great thing is to get the true picture, whatever it is.”   —Winston Churchill, 1940 There would be no current storm over security clearances if all such access ended…...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

DR. MARK HENDRICKSON: THE LATEST ON THE TRUMP TARIFF STRATEGY

When I commented in March about President Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on imported steel, I was hoping that he would back off from imposing tariffs on our allies.…...

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

“WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?” A REVIEW OF THE DOCUMENTARY

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?,”…...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

DR. GARY S. SMITH: THE POWER OF WATER

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…...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

DR. JAMES THRASHER: FBI AGENT 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…...

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

DR. PAUL KENGOR: 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…...

Monday, July 02, 2018

DR. JOHN SPARKS: FORCED PUBLIC SECTOR UNION FEES DISMANTLED

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…...

Monday, June 25, 2018

DR. GARY S. SMITH: 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…...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

DAVID R. RATHBURN: LIFE FOUNDATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES

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…...

Thursday, June 14, 2018

DR. PAUL KENGOR: 50 YRS - RFK ASSASINATION 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.…...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

DR. MARK HENDRICKSON: 1968: A YEAR OF LOST INNOICENCE

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…...

Thursday, June 07, 2018

DR. MARK HENDRICKSON: 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…...

Monday, June 04, 2018

DR. JAMES THRASHER: 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…...

Friday, May 25, 2018

DR. MARK HENDRICKSON: MEMEORIAL DAY REFLECTIONS, 2018

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…...

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