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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

DR. PAUL KENGOR: HILLARY CLINTON AND THE MOTHER TERESA HOME FOR INFANT CHILDREN

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared in The Weekly Standard. A few years ago, I wrote a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton. Released in…...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: THE STUDENT LOAN PROBLEM

You may have seen the recent story about the 41-year-old doctor who graduated from medical school in 2003 with student-loan indebtedness of $250,000 that has since swelled to more than…...

Monday, February 22, 2010

DR. PAUL KENGOR: IN MEMORIAM - AL HAIG’S CHARGE

Alexander Haig passed away over the weekend at the age of 85. A military man, a war veteran, no less than a four-star general, a chief of staff to two…...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PAUL KENGOR: Q&A ON THE OURTRAGEOUS PUBLIC DEBT

Editor’s Note: The "V&V Q&A" is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. In this latest Q&A, Dr. Paul Kengor, executive director of the…...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

DR. GARY SCOTT SMITH: THE CHARACTER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

What made George Washington the most remarkable man of an extraordinary generation? He was not an intellectual giant like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison. Compared with…...

Monday, February 15, 2010

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON- ECONOCLASTS: A BOOK REVIEW

"Econoclasts: The Rebels Who Sparked the Supply-Side Revolution and Restored American Prosperity" By Brian Domitrovic | ISI Books (August 2009) | 368 pp. | List Price: $27.95 Brian Domitrovic, assistant…...

Monday, February 08, 2010

DR. PAUL KENGOR: GOD AND MAN AT THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

President Obama spoke yesterday at the National Prayer Breakfast. I’ve long studied the sitting president’s remarks at these breakfasts, particularly President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President Ronald…...

Thursday, February 04, 2010

DR. L. JOHN VAN TIL: A REVIEW OF “GOING ROGUE: AN AMERICAN LIFE”

"Going Rogue: An American Life" By Sarah Palin | HarperCollins (November 2009) | 432 pp. | List Price: $28.99 Most likely, millions of copies of Going Rogue have been sold in…...

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

DR. PAUL KENGOR: TAXPAYERS FUND ABORTIONS BUT NOT SCHOOL VOUCHERS

In my last article, a somber remembrance of Roe v. Wade, I called attention to something that shocked readers: I noted that the Obama administration and Democratic Congress “rejected funding…...

Friday, January 29, 2010

DR. JOHN A. SPARKS: FREEDOM OF POLITICAL SPEECH RESTORED - CITIZENS UNITED V. OBAMA

Suppose you were arrested on criminal charges because you were the head of an organization that had produced a film critical of the wife of a former political leader, who…...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DR. L. JOHN VAN TIL : WHAT’S IN A WORD? DISSECTING THE “MIDDLE CLASS” AND “POPULISM”

Each day, political claims and terminology—astonishing or at least remarkable—pop up in the media. Consider two such current terms: “middle class” and “populism.” In the wake of the Massachusetts senatorial…...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

PAUL KENGOR: REMEMBERING ROE: A FORGOTTEN WARNING FROM RONALD REAGAN

Given the somber anniversary of Roe v. Wade—source of 40 million abortions since 1973—I thought I’d share an excellent but forgotten speech by President Ronald Reagan. The speechwriter was Peter…...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: OBAMA’S ANTI-JOBS POLICY

High and/or rising unemployment is always a political liability for a president, and so Barack Obama has taken the offensive in trying to persuade the American people that his team…...

Monday, January 11, 2010

DR. JOHN A. SPARKS: BULLDOZED IN NEW LONDON: THE LATEST ON KELO AND EMINENT DOMAIN

Pfizer, the huge drug company, has announced that it will be leaving a large research complex in New London, Connecticut and moving several hundred jobs to nearby Groton. Such belt-tightening…...

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

DR. PAUL KENGOR: HANGING MAO ON THE TREE?

I’ll begin this article with a few justifications to try to preempt irate emails from Obama supporters: First off, I write on faith, politics, and the presidency, having done books…...

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: CLIMATEGATE, COPENHAGEN AND CAP & TRADE

2009 ended with a flurry of important events on the climate-change front. In November, the Climategate scandal broke. An anonymous whistle-blower released over 1,000 e-mails from key scientists (both British…...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

DR. PAUL KENGOR: A CANDLE FOR IRAN?  - A REAGAN LESSON FOR OBAMA

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at American Thinker.   Twice in this space last summer, I wrote about Iran -- specifically, the dramatic June protests against…...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: COMBATING RECESSIONS - THE SEARCH FOR THE RIGHT MACROECONOMIC POLICY

What should governments do to combat recessions? In the United States, before the Great Depression of the 1930s, the answer was “very little.” Of course, the federal government was much…...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: JEFFERSON’S WARNINGS ABOUT MONEY AND BANKS

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy hosted a dinner for 49 Nobel laureates. The occasion provided the opportunity for JFK to display his keen wit in the memorable quote, “I…...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DR. PAUL KENGOR: O’ UNITY TREE, O’ UNITY TREE

Tis the season…. That is, to not refer to the Christmas Season as the “Christmas Season.” Of course, that’s old news. But what’s new news, or recent news, is the…...

Friday, December 11, 2009

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: ADAM SMITH’S - THE THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS

2009 marks the 250th anniversary of the publication of Adam Smith's masterful treatise on ethics, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Smith, primarily known today for his hugely influential 1776 work…...

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

DR. PAUL KENGOR: DINESH D’SOUZA ON “LIFE AFTER DEATH: THE EVIDENCE”

Dr. Paul Kengor: Dinesh, your last book was “What’s So Great About Christianity,” which did quite well, and which we profiled in a series of Q&As last year (Part I,…...

Monday, December 07, 2009

THOMAS O’BOYLE: THE BERLIN WALL AND ME - REFLECTIONS ON THE FALL

Part I GROVE CITY, Pa. – The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has come and gone, and it was a good anniversary to celebrate indeed. Whenever…...

Thursday, December 03, 2009

DR. CRAIG COLUMBUS: DEPLOYING THE SOLDIER-ENTREPRENEUR

Earlier this week, President Obama announced his decision to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan by mid-2010. The president chose to address the nation from the U.S. Military Academy in…...

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

DR. MARVIN FOLKERTSMA: FINALLY, AN HONEST CON GAME

What do a “flock of furrow-browed politicos” and a “well-dressed couple who conned their way into a White House shindig” have in common? When it comes to the art of…...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

DR. MARVIN FOLKERSMA: BARACK AND THE BUCHANAN PRESIDENT

Presidential comparisons that greeted Barack Obama’s election ranged from the sublime to the transcendent. He was variously described as the second coming of John F. Kennedy, a re-embodiment of Franklin…...

Monday, November 23, 2009

DR. PAUL KENGOR: OBAMA—AND—REAGAN GO TO CHINA

President Obama last week held a “Town Hall Meeting with Future Chinese Leaders” in the thriving city of Shanghai, itself a remarkable sign of what free-market forces can produce in…...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

DR. PAUL KENGOR: WHO WAS NELS KONNERUP?

America honors its deceased presidents, its fallen troops, its late senators, and even its musicians and movie stars. But what about its veterinarians?   Well, there’s one veterinarian who deserves…...

Monday, November 16, 2009

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: THE COMING OF CAESAR

We have a problem. This could be “the big one”—bigger than coping with the Ahmadinejads, Kims, and Chavezes of the world and bigger than our current economic woes. Our republic,…...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

DR. PAUL KENGOR: GEORGE SCHROEDER, M.D. - WITNESS TO THE WALL AND TO SOCIALIZED MEDICINE

Editor’s Note: The "V&V Q&A" is an e-publication from The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. Each issue will present an interview with an intriguing thinker or…...

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