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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…...

Thursday, May 17, 2018

THE GROVE CIGTY BILL: A PRESIDENT VS. CONGRESS

by Dr. John Sparks We wrote earlier about the Grove City College Supreme Court case (Grove City College v. Bell) in which the high court ruled that any “financial assistance”…...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

DR. PAUL KENGOR: MARX’S APOLOGIEST SHOULD BE RED IN THE FACE

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in The Wall Street Journal. May 5 marked the bicentennial of Karl Marx, who set the stage with his philosophy for the greatest ideological…...

Monday, May 07, 2018

PAUL KENGOR: MARX AT 200 - CLASSICAL VS. CULTURAL MARXISM

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator. This Saturday, May 5, marks the bicentennial of Karl Marx’ birth, a cause for literal celebration in certain quarters of…...

Monday, April 30, 2018

GROVE CITY COLLEGE: ON SMALL BUT MIGHTY COLLEGE VS. FEDERAL DOMINATION

by Dr. John Sparks In 1976, Grove City College, a Christian college of arts, letters, and sciences situated in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania, received what seemed to be…...

Thursday, April 26, 2018

DR. MARK HENDRICKSON: THE PASSING OF TWO GREAT AMERICANS

Last Saturday was a poignant day for me. Not only was much-loved First Lady Barbara Bush laid to rest, but I received word of the passing of a dear friend,…...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

DR. EARL TILFORD: THE GRAND STRATEGY OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

"The art of war is divided between force and stratagem. What cannot be done by force must be done by stratagem.” —Frederick the Great   On Saturday morning April 14,…...

Monday, April 23, 2018

PAUL KENGOR: REMEMBERING BARBARA BUSH - AND ROBIN

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator. Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died…...

Friday, March 23, 2018

BENJAMIN V. ALLISON: LBJ’S “WITHDRAWAL SPEECH” FIFTY YEARS LATER

On the night of Sunday, March 31, 1968, Lyndon Baines Johnson began one of the most famous addresses of his long career. “Good evening, my fellow Americans: Tonight I want…...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

DR. SHAWN RITENAOUR: SANITY AND THE EPA: WHAT’S THE SOCIAL COST OF CARBON?

When President Barack Obama wanted to curtail carbon dioxide emissions, he instructed his economic advisors to construct a way to calculate the emissions’ effect on society. The metric thus adopted…...

Thursday, March 08, 2018

DR. MARK HENDRICK: STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS - TRUMP’S FIRST MISTAKE

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to impose tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on imported aluminum is the first major economic policy error of his presidency.…...

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

LEWIS WAHA: CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY DOESN’T DEBASE, IT DIGNIFIES

It didn’t take long after Mitt Romney announced his U.S. Senate bid for new digs at his personality to surface. As one critique goes, Romney is mismatched to America because…...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

RICHARD D. KOCUR: THREE HEADS ARE BETTER THAN 535

Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon vs. the entire United States Congress? My money is on Buffett, Bezos, and Dimon. These men, three of the wealthiest, most influential, and…...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

DR. MARK HENDRICKSON: ANOTHER BUDGET DEAL BITES THE DUST

Back in September I wrote about our “ethically challenged” democratic system. I said, “We are caught in a downward, self-destructive [debt] spiral.” If you doubted me then, those doubts should…...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

DR. EARL TILFORD: LIMITING THE COMING WAR

“War is the realm of the unexpected.” — B. H. Liddell Hart, 1950 Early 19th century Prussian general and philosopher Carl von Clausewitz identified “Der Schlag,” or “the punch,” as…...

Thursday, February 08, 2018

DR. GARY S. SMITH: FAITH AND THE NFL

After the Philadelphia Eagles’ thrilling victory over the New England Patriots in the 2018 Super Bowl, faith was front and center. In response to being awarded the Lombardi Trophy at…...

Monday, January 29, 2018

DR. JAMES THRASHER: COLLEGE IS ABOUT MORE THAN SIMPLY GETTING A JOB

I recently spoke with a college-bound student and his mother in my career services office. These types of meetings have significantly increased in the last few years as families want…...

Thursday, January 25, 2018

DR. MARK HENDRICK: TRUMPS FIRST-YEAR ECONOMIC RECORD

In an article written 10 days after President Donald Trump’s election victory, I commented on the drop in the price of gold, which was mirrored by a spike in the…...

Monday, January 22, 2018

DR. EARL TILFORD: NORTH KOREA - AVOID A NEEDLESS WAR

“To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” —Sun Tzu The recent bogus Hawaiian nuclear alert puts the smoldering crisis with North Korea in perspective. Although most…...

Friday, January 19, 2018

DR. PAUL KENGOR: WINSTON CHURCHILL’S DARKEST HOUR

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator. Last Saturday I dropped off my two oldest sons and their friend at the theatre. I…...

Friday, January 05, 2018

DR. GARY WELTON: THE POLITICAL INTRIGUE OF 1968 - FIFTY YEARS AND COUNTING

My political interests were sparked at age 11, half a century ago, during one of the most interesting campaign seasons in recent American history. In my home we had neither…...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

DR. BRIAN DELLINGER: NO NEUTRAL GROUND - THE PROBLEM OF NET NEUTRALITY

On November 21, the Federal Communications Commission announced plans to revisit its Obama-era internet regulations. It seems likely that the resulting vote will repeal the policies often referred to as…...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

DR. JOHN SPARKS: FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND FORCED UNION PAYMENTS: JANUS V. AFSCME

Unions have been on the decline since 1954—which was their high point in membership as a percentage of the workforce. Today, unions represent a paltry 6.4 % of private sector…...

Monday, December 18, 2017

RICHARD D. KOCUR: JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

While the Republican Congress remains paralyzed over how to repeal and replace Obamacare, recent activity among two of the healthcare industry’s largest players could signal a new approach to delivering…...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DR. PAUL KENGOR: REMEMBERING FIDEL CASTRO’S DEATH

Editor’s note: A shorter version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. This past week marked the anniversary of the death of Fidel Castro, our hemisphere’s worst dictator…...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

DR. GARY S. SMITH: CELEBRATING UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY

The celebration of United Nations’ Universal Children’s Day on November 20 should prompt us to consider the plight of the world’s children and commit ourselves to working to give them…...

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