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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Bertolini, head of one of America’s largest health insurers, commented that selling insurance across state lines is “an outdated concept” in these…...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…...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

DR. PAUL KENGOR: 0BAMA’S FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at the National Catholic Register. “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” So declared Barack Obama in Columbia,…...

Thursday, January 12, 2017

DR. GARY WELTON: PRAYING FOR YOU, RIGHT NOW!

Social media is used today for every purpose (and many of the posts are not particularly prosocial). Too many of the “news” stories have been slanted so far (sometimes to…...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DR. EARL TILFORD: THE KEY TO THE RUSSIAN RIDDLE

“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The key is Russian national interest.” Winston Churchill’s quote came a quarter century and two months after the start…...

Thursday, January 05, 2017

DR. JAMES THRASHER: COLLEGE GRADS’ GREAT EXPECTATIONS?

College students are ill-prepared to connect with an employer and secure a job in today's marketplace. With little or no career development, self-assessment, or an understanding of vocational calling, they…...

Thursday, December 22, 2016

DR. GLENN MARSCH: ZERO GEE AND FEELING FINE - REMEMBERING JOHN GLENN

The man for whom I was named has died. John Glenn, the last of the Mercury astronauts, died on December 9 at age 95. Five decades ago he was launched…...

Monday, December 19, 2016

DR. L JOHN VAN TIL: WHY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE SHOULD ENDURE

Some supporters of Hillary Clinton are taking out their frustrations in a vigorous campaign to, as they say, “Abolish the Electoral College.” Their mantra is that since Clinton had a…...

Friday, December 16, 2016

DR. EARL TELFORD: TRUMP’S PICKS - IN DEFENSE OF MILITARY AND BUSINESS LEADERS

Some seem to believe the election of Donald Trump reflects a general disintegration of American society evidenced by Time magazine’s selection of Trump as “Person of the Year” presiding over…...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

DR. PAUL KENGOR: GEORGE W. BUSH….DEADLIER THAN STALIN? IGNORANCE OF COMMUNIST HISTORY

“Many Millennials Think Bush Killed More Than Stalin.” Such was the surreal subject head sitting in my email box one morning. “Holy @#$%!” wrote a colleague in response. “This is…...

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

LORENZO CARRAZANA: FROM THE SON OF CUBAN IMMIGRANTS….DO NOT HELP THE DESPOTS

With the death of longtime dictator Fidel Castro, the relationship between the United States and Cuba is now at the forefront of media attention. As the United States continues the…...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DR. PAUL KENGOR: DEATH BY FIDEL

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator. Fidel Castro is dead. To say those words is so strange. I’ve never known a moment when he wasn’t alive.…...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

DR. EARL TELFORD: GRANDCHILDREN OF THE SIXTIES

College students in the streets protesting a Trump presidency are not so very different from the demonstrators who took over Columbia University in April 1968. Nevertheless, what took place in…...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

DR. CALEB VERBOIS: MELANIA, FASHION, RELIGIOUS LIBERY - A STRANGE COMBINATION

People magazine has recently reported news that a number of prominent fashion designers have refused to work with Melania Trump because they do not approve of her, or more likely,…...

Monday, November 21, 2016

DR. MARK HENDRICK: WHAT IS GOLD SAYING ABOUT TRUMP?

Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Forbes.com. Amidst the larger drama of the election last Tuesday, the financial markets staged their own little drama. When the Dow futures plummeted…...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

DR. GARY WELTON: WHY WERE THE PRESIDENTIAL POLLS WRONG?

The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat,…...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DR. L JOHN VAN TIL: JOHN PODESTA - THE CLINTONS’ PRINCIPAL POLITICAL OPERATIVE

If John Podesta is not a household name today, he is on his way. And why? The thousands of emails dumped by WikiLeaks in the past week came from his…...

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