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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SEAN VARNER: ONE-SIDED ARMS CONTROL

President Obama signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in Prague on April 8—and did so to global accolades. It was the culmination of years of negotiations and a…...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FRED A. KINGERY: THE GREAT AMERICAN DEBT ‘ROLL’

Financial markets function to discount the future. Usually, by the time you read about something in the newspaper, financial market pricing has already "discounted" that event weeks, months, or perhaps…...

Monday, April 19, 2010

DR. L. JOHN VAN TIL: VAT TALK NO SURPRISE - THE PROGRESSIVE SOURCE BEHIND VAT

Editor’s note: This is one of many articles from The Center for Vision & Values dealing with the topic of our two-day conference on “The Progressives,” which kicked off today on…...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: THE VAT-MAN COMETH?

Editor’s note: This is one of many articles from The Center for Vision & Values dealing with the topic of our April 15-16 conference on “The Progressives.” Click here for…...

Monday, April 12, 2010

DR. PAUL KENGOR: BUCHENWALD AND THE TOTALITARIAN CENTURY

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator.   This spring 2010 marks some sordid anniversaries: 65 years since the discovery of the Nazi…...

Thursday, April 08, 2010

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: THE ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE’ FALLACY? WOLVES IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING

Editor’s note: This is one of many articles from The Center for Vision & Values dealing with the topic of our April 15-16 conference on “The Progressives.” Click here for…...

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: CHRISTIAN CHARITY - SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE GOOD SAMARITAN

Editor’s note: This is one of many articles from The Center for Vision & Values dealing with the topic of our April 15-16 conference on “The Progressives.” Click here for…...

Thursday, April 01, 2010

JARRETT SKORUP : PROGRESSING BACKWARDS

Editor’s note: This article first appeared through the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational institute headquartered in Midland, Mich. Permission to reprint in whole or in part…...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

DR. GILLIS J HARP: WHO IS AYN RAND? JENNIFER BURNS’ BRILLIANT NEW BIOGRAPHY

“Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right” By Jennifer Burns | Oxford University Press, USA (October 2009) | 384 pp. | List Price: $27.95 Prior to the…...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

DR. EARL TILFORD: STRATEGIC MISSTEP, TWO-STEP, SETUP OR PRELUDE TO MELTDOWN?

On Thursday, March 11, during Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel to herald the re-initiation of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Israel’s Interior Ministry announced the construction of 1,600 housing units in…...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

DR. PAUL KENGOR: GOD GETS HIS HEALTHCARE BILL

Editor’s note: This is one of many coming articles from The Center for Vision & Values dealing with the topic of our April 15-16 conference on “The Progressives.” Click here…...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

DR. SHAWN RITENOUR AND DR. PAUL KENGOR: GOD, SOCIALISM, AND THE FREE MARKET

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 intriguing look at…...

Monday, March 15, 2010

DR. GARY SCOTT SMITH AND DR. J.D. WYNEKEN: THE CHURCH AND THE SOCIAL GOSPEL

Should churches and individual Christians seek to help people with material problems and social needs, remedy social ills, and improve social institutions? Throughout history many congregations, Christian organizations, and individual…...

Friday, March 12, 2010

DR. PAUL KENGOR: GORBACHEV VS. THE EVIL EMPIRE

The media jumps at anniversaries of historical figures and events. For those of us who write about history, we, too, seize these opportunities to teach history, especially history Americans should…...

Monday, March 08, 2010

DR. PAUL KENGOR: IN MEMORIAM - THE BEICHMAN LIBRARY CLOSES

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared in The American Spectator. Some 2,000 years ago, the great Ancient Library in Alexandria, Egypt burnt to the ground, taking…...

Friday, March 05, 2010

DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON: THE GOVERNING ELITE VS. THE REST OF US

The truly revolutionary American idea of government as the servant of the people may be fading away. Many of today’s so-called “civil servants” are a protected, privileged class. While Middle…...

Thursday, March 04, 2010

DR. MARVIN FOLKERTSMA: THE POLITICS OF ARROGANCE

On the eve of the German offensive against France in August 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm confidently asserted to some departing troops, “You will be home before the leaves have fallen from…...

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…...

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