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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…...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: PSYCHING OUT THE STOCK MARKET

It is usually the stock market that psyches us out, not the other way around.   There’s something about stocks that turns us upside down. For example, normally when something…...

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