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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…...

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…...

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