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Thursday, June 22, 2017

DR. GARY S. SMITH: THE FAITH OF H.W. BUSH

George H. W. Bush recently celebrated his 93rd birthday. In four and half months, he is on course to surpass Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford as the former president who…...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

DR. MARK HENDRICK: REMEMBERING THREE GREAT ATHELETES

May was a poignant month for those of us who were avid Detroit sports fans in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Three of our heroes passed on within two…...

Monday, June 19, 2017

DR. JOHN SPARKS: THE NEW CONSERVATIVE LEGAL MAINSTREAM

Senators Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy claimed that newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was not in the “legal mainstream.” They were referring to the “living Constitution” approach to…...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DR. EARL TILFORD: A VISION FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE AND SECURITY

President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and then to Israel as part of his first foreign trip is as historically significant as President Richard Nixon’s February 1972 visit to…...

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

DR, MARK HENDRICKSON: ZUCKERBERG’S CALL FOR A “UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME”

Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s Commencement speech at Harvard made a big splash. It was a warm-hearted, encouraging, interesting address, enriched by some endearing personal vignettes. It was also…...

Monday, June 05, 2017

DR. JAMES THRASHER: CALLING ALL UNEMPLOYED COLLEGE GRADS

Well, your college career has come to an end. You have walked the aisle, received your diploma, hung up the cap and gown, but have no job. You have cleared…...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DR. MARVIN FOLKERTSMA: THE JOYS OF LIFE

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Ricochet.com. In an effort to squeegee politics out of my life for a long weekend, I recently attended several sporting…...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

DR. PAUL KENGOR: TWO PRESIDENTS AND TWO POPES

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Stream.org. Thirty-five years ago, on June 7, 1982, Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II met for the first time at the Vatican.…...

Monday, May 22, 2017

DR. L. JOHN VAN TIL: REVIEW OF ‘THE BENEDICT OPTION’

Rod Dreher’s new book “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in A Post-Christian Nation” (Sentinel, 2017) is an account of how, he says, America’s “culture wars” have ended. He…...

Friday, May 12, 2017

DR. JOSHUA F. DRAKE: MUSICAL THEORY AND MUSICAL JUDGMENT - OPTIONAL AT HARVARD

The department of music at Harvard University recently revised its curriculum. Music theory and counterpoint—once the bedrock of the degree—are now optional. The reasons for this change by Harvard are…...

Monday, May 01, 2017

DANIEL L. DREISBACH: THE BOOK THAT MADE AMERICA

When asked to identify the “founding fathers,” Americans typically name a few prominent political leaders and military heroes—figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. A more…...

Friday, April 28, 2017

DR. EARL TELFORD: NORTH KOREA REQUIRES RESOLVE AND CAUTION

In the cold reality of international relations, the boldness exhibited by President Donald Trump in his first 100 days is far preferable to the timidity of the past eight years…...

Friday, April 14, 2017

DR. GARY S. SMITH: THE LEGACY OF LENT: DON’T GIVE UP SOMETHING, DO SOMETHING

During Lent, the 46 days from Ash Wednesday to the day before Easter, many Christians focus on giving up or doing without something. Not eating a favorite food or drinking…...

Monday, April 10, 2017

DR. EARL TELFORD: STEALING THE MARCH

The ousting of Steve Bannon from the National Security Council (NSC) staff is part of a reorganization initiated by President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, Army Lt. General H.R. McMaster.…...

Monday, April 03, 2017

DR. GARY WELTON: THE POLITICAL CENTER IS (ALMOST) DEAD

Last month, while interviewing former senator Jim Webb, “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd labeled Webb “a rare and dying breed. A centrist and a moderate.” Todd also suggested that…...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DR. PAUL KENGOR: NEIL GORSUCH ON LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE NATURAL LAW

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at National Catholic Register. In a stunning moment in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a…...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

DR.MARK HENDRICKSON: MEDICINE THAT HURTS

The Republican-proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) that the House of Representatives is expected to vote on this Thursday has been called a bill that everybody dislikes for one reason…...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DR. MARVIN FOLKERSMA: HOW TO MAKE AMERICA’S ELITES MORE RESPONSIBLE

Observing Hollywood’s posturing poseurs deliver their goods at the Oscars, as they ooze self-righteousness and narcissism, triggers a pesky thought that no doubt erupts in the minds of normal people.…...

Monday, March 13, 2017

DR. PAUL KENGOR: GOING RED FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator. The ability of the communist left to consistently mislead and use an ever-wider group of people never ceases to amaze.…...

Friday, March 10, 2017

DR. GARY S. SMITH: PANHANDLING AND THE POPE - BETTER WAY TO HELP THE POOR

Have you ever struggled with what to do when you encounter a person on the sidewalk of a major city or standing at a busy traffic intersection with a cup…...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

DR. PAUL KENGOR: RATING THE PRESIDENTS - AND OBAMA

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator. I’ve been getting emails from bewildered colleagues asking about a survey of presidential scholars that determined that Barack Obama is…...

Friday, February 17, 2017

DR. JAMES THRASHER: ARE CAREER SERVICES OFFICES A FAILURE?

Only 16 percent of recent college graduates state that their career services office was very helpful. What a devastating statistic! Brandon Busteed, the executive director of education and workforce development…...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

RICHARD KOCUR: CROSSING THE LINE ON HEALTH INSURANCE

In a recent television interview, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, head of one of America’s largest health insurers, commented that selling insurance across state lines is “an outdated concept” in these…...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

DR. JOSEPH HORTON: BOY SCOUTS - KIND NO MORE

The Boy Scouts have announced that children who are biologically female but identify as male may now be scouts. By so doing they have joined a movement whose understanding of…...

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

DR. GARY SCOTT SMITH: WILL THE REAL DONALD TRUMP PLEASE STAND UP

Last week President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., as his predecessors have consistently done since 1953. Called the Presidential Prayer Breakfast until 1970, the…...

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

DR. JOHN SPARKS: JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH - A WORTHY SCALIA SUCCESSOR

President Donald Trump has nominated Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Put simply, Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy is to respect the text…...

Monday, February 06, 2017

DR. CALEB VERBOIS: FAKE NEWS, EXECUTIVE ORDERS, AND IMMIGRATION

The controversy over so-called “fake news” does not seem to be going away. However, the press’s frustration about it is increasingly misplaced. After the presidential election the media fixated for…...

Thursday, February 02, 2017

RICHARD D. KOCUR: REPEAL AND REPLACE WITH EMPOWERMENT AND CONTROL

“Repeal” and “replace” are the new buzzwords, with no signs of being bumped from the headlines anytime soon. Since the 2016 election, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in…...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

DR. CALEB VERBOIS: A NEVER TRUMPERS WISH-LIST FOR TRUMPS FRIST 100 DAYS

  Attn: Editors - The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College (Grove City, PA) is pleased to provide the following submission to your media outlet as a…...

Friday, January 20, 2017

DR. MARK HENDRICK: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PARTING ECONOMIC SHOTS

President Barack Obama’s executive actions during the two and a half months of his lame duck, post-election time in office provide the perfect exclamation point to his entire presidency. His…...

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