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Paul Kengor


    Wed, March 26, 2014

    A Renewed Reagan Conservatism


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at TheBlaze.com.

    A rudderless Republican Party, afraid to assert itself in the face of a rising liberal/progressive ...

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    Fri, March 14, 2014

    Ronald Reagan's City of God


    Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Paul Kengor's new book 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. Among the principles is faith. A version of this article first appeared at ...

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    Tue, February 18, 2014

    Ronald Reagan and Religious Tolerance


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at American Spectator.

    February is the month that we recognize our presidents. It has also become the month that ...

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    Mon, February 03, 2014

    Pete Seeger, Marxist Minstrel


    Editor's note: A shorter version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

    Pete Seeger's death at age 94 is a cultural catharsis for the ...

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    Tue, January 07, 2014

    Mister Rogers vs. the Unity Tree


    Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

    I was walking by Stanwix Street and Penn Avenue last week when struck by our city's ...

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    Fri, November 08, 2013

    Patton, Ike and my Teenage Boys


    I recently took my two teenage sons to a talk by Frank Kravetz, a 90-year-old World War II veteran who survived Hitler's Nuremberg prisons. Frank published his story in a memoir, Eleven Two: One WWII ...

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    Mon, October 28, 2013

    Bonding Over Baseball


    Editor's note: Another version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

    My cousin Drew is a 45-year-old veteran of the first Gulf War (1991), ...

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    Mon, October 14, 2013

    Privatizing the National Park Service


    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.
    The behavior of the National Park Service during the government shutdown has been truly shocking. As has been widely ...

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    Thu, October 03, 2013

    Progressive Income Tax Turns 100


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at Investor's Business Daily.

    Maybe it's a measure of progressives' refusal to look back, to always move ...

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    Tue, September 24, 2013

    Tax Cuts ~Deficits: Fact vs. Fiction


    Editor's note: This column first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
    In my previous column, I underscored the 1920s lessons that President Obama and fellow "progressives" need ...

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    Mon, September 23, 2013

    The Progressive Crusade Against Tax Cuts


    Editor's note: This column first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

    There's an ongoing effort by President Obama and fellow "progressives" not ...

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    Mon, September 09, 2013

    Virtue ~Vice at the Ballpark


    Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
    If there be (no virtue among us), we are in a wretched situation.
    – James Madison

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    Tue, September 03, 2013

    What 'The Butler' Got Wrong About Reagan


    By Steven F. Hayward, Paul Kengor, Craig Shirley and Kiron K. Skinner

    Editor's note: This article first appeared in The Washington Post.

    One cold ...

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    Fri, August 30, 2013

    Bill Clark ~The Divine Plan


    The following is an interview between National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez and Paul Kengor, executive director of the Center for Vision ~Values, concerning the recent death of Judge Bill Clark, ...

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    Mon, August 12, 2013

    Bill Clark - A Great Man Remembered


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at The American Thinker.)

    If you were to list the Americans most critical in facilitating the collapse of the Soviet ...

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    Mon, July 22, 2013

    Worried About Privacy?


    There's an intense debate right now over "Common Core," a major effort to implement a set of federal education standards in public schools nationwide. The Common Core State Standards thus ...

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    Thu, July 18, 2013

    An FBI Life


    America has lost a good man and dedicated servant. Edward S. Miller, a lifetime FBI man, has departed this country and this world, leaving behind a trail of fascinating tales and deeds – ...

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    Wed, July 03, 2013

    A Perfectly Natural Fourth


    Editor's note: A shorter version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

    Will you be celebrating Natural Law this July 4th? You should be. ...

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    Thu, June 27, 2013

    Liberals Embrace Motherless, Fatherless Families


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at The Guardian.

    With the Supreme Court giving a major boost to gay marriage, liberals face fewer impediments to their ...

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    Fri, May 24, 2013

    A Memorial Day Remembrance


    Memorial Day is a wonderful constant. Every year, it never ceases to touch me. My family attends an annual parade in Mercer, Pennsylvania. It's terrific–total old-school. The flags, the ...

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    Mon, April 29, 2013

    Obama's Planned Parenthood Love Fest


    "I love you!" shouted one of the rapturous faithful at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington.

    "I love you back," responded the proud ...

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    Mon, April 15, 2013

    Progressive Income Tax Turns 100



    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared at Investor's Business Daily.

    Maybe it's a measure of progressives' refusal to look back, to always ...

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    Mon, April 08, 2013

    Well Done, Lady Thatcher


    Margaret Thatcher, one of the greatest leaders of the Cold War, of the 20th century, and of British history, has died at the age of 87.

    I've referred to her as one of my Cold War seven: ...

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    Wed, March 27, 2013

    Clinton ~Gay Marriage


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

    Bill and Hillary Clinton have endorsed gay marriage, completely reversing their support of the 1996 ...

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    Thu, March 21, 2013

    Hillary Clinton's Evolution on Gay Marriage


    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared in USA Today.

    Hillary Clinton supports gay marriage. This is a major shift. Yet, as someone who wrote a book on Clinton's faith, I ...

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    Fri, March 08, 2013

    Reagan's 'Evil Empire' Speech Turns 30



    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared as an Exclusive Special Report for American Spectator.

    Today, Ronald Reagan's Evil Empire speech turns 30 years old. It ...

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    Wed, March 06, 2013

    Hugo Chavez: Faithful to Death



    In "Hugo Chavez: Faithful to Death" (728 words), professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision ~Values at Grove City College–Dr. Paul ...

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    Mon, February 18, 2013

    The Presidential Blame Game


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

    February is the month of presidents. It includes Washington's birthday, Lincoln's birthday, Ronald ...

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    Thu, February 14, 2013

    Dr. Ben Carson's Heresy



    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

    Liberals are apoplectic over remarks by Dr. Ben Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast. ...

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    Thu, January 31, 2013

    On Russia's Adoption Ban


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at National Catholic Register.

    Vladimir Putin has sparked international outcry by banning adoptions of Russian children by ...

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    Tue, January 22, 2013

    End of the Reagan Era?


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

    With Barack Obama's second inauguration, liberals are touting an altogether new epoch: the end of the ...

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    Thu, January 03, 2013

    Remembering Robert Bork


    It has been a couple of weeks since the death of Robert Bork, which occurred shortly before Christmas and didn't really get the news coverage that Bork merited.

    Bork died at age 85. In ...

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    Wed, December 19, 2012

    Fiscal Cliff: WWRD?


    By Dr. Paul Kengor and Michael Reagan

    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared at FoxNews.com.

    As President Obama and Democrats urge Republicans to increase ...

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    Mon, December 17, 2012

    America's Growing Government Class


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

    The latest unemployment figures are again depressing, but not for the usual reasons. They provide ...

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    Thu, December 06, 2012

    Romney vs,McCaina nd Obama vs. Bush


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at American Spectator.

    Shortly after the November election, I wrote an article titled, "McCain Beats Romney!" The article focused on ...

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    Wed, November 28, 2012

    Media Begins Attack on Marco Rubio


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.



    In a recent interview, Senator Marco Rubio, effectively the ...

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    Wed, November 21, 2012

    Holidays Without Andy Williams


    It was shortly before Thanksgiving. I was in the kitchen washing dishes when I heard my first music of the holiday season. Sick of talk radio and sick of election post-mortems, I gave myself a ...

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    Thu, November 15, 2012

    2012 Elections and Power of Incumbency


    Mitt Romney lost the presidential race by only two percentage points. If the election had been held just a week earlier, when he was up in the polls, things might have been different. Nonetheless, ...

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    Fri, November 09, 2012

    V&V Flashback: The 40% President


    Editor's note: A version of this piece was written for the American Thinker on January 26, 2011.

    We're at the halfway mark of Barack Obama's first term as president. I say "first ...

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    Thu, November 08, 2012

    America's Fundamental Transformation


    Timing is everything in politics. For four years, I angered conservatives by insisting Barack Obama would get reelected. I figured that an electorate willing to elect a man with ideas and a record ...

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    Mon, October 22, 2012

    What About the Homeless?


    As a biographer of Ronald Reagan, I'm constantly asked to compare today's fiscal/economic situation to what Reagan faced in the 1980s. Today's record debt/deficits remind of the 1980s, though today's ...

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    Mon, October 15, 2012

    Joe Biden Makes History


    Editor's note:A version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator.

    Joe Biden's antics against Paul Ryan have taken a few days to sink in, and should take longer still.

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    Wed, October 10, 2012

    President Obama and the Intelligence Brief Scandal


    The last few weeks have produced many intriguing political moments, but none as shocking as the revelation that President Obama has been absent from the vast majority of his daily intelligence ...

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    Mon, October 01, 2012

    Imagine If This Were George W. Bush



    Imagine this: The president is George W. Bush.

    At his re-election celebration at the national convention, his enthusiastic supporters flood the floor with ...

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    Thu, September 27, 2012

    Communism on Parade?


    Editor's note: A version of this piece first appeared at FoxNews.com.

    "What do you think of this?" So began a phone call from Todd Starnes of FoxNews radio. Starnes asked me for ...

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    Fri, September 14, 2012

    On Libya Three Decades Ago


    By Dr. Paul Kengor and Bill Clark

    Editor's note: A version of this piece was written for USA Today shortly after
    the Libyan revolution in early 2011.

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    Sun, September 09, 2012

    God, Democrats. and the Europeanization of America


    The battle at the Democratic convention to exclude God from the party's platform
    is no minor moment. Do not underestimate what transpired there.

    And while it ...

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    Thu, September 06, 2012

    The Silence of Bill ~Hillary Clinton


    Editor's note: A different version of this article first appeared at National Catholic Register.

    Bill Clinton was basking in glory at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday ...

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    Thu, August 16, 2012

    Remembering Gene Kelly


    This August 23, 2012 marks the centennial of the birth of Gene Kelly, the great American dancer, actor, singer; a guy's guy who–along with Fred Astaire–is the only male who ever left me ...

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    Mon, August 06, 2012

    Obama's Progress


    Try to define [4]progressivism. In fact, [5]ask progressives to try to define
    progressivism. All we really know is that they're, well, progressing. They and
    their ideas and their politics ...

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    Thu, August 02, 2012

    Gay Marriage: Killing Democracy of the Dead


    President Obama's position on gay marriage has won some converts, from (perhaps) the entirety of the Democratic Party to (especially) young people. As to the latter, one of them emailed me recently. ...

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    Tue, July 03, 2012

    V&V Q&A With Sheila Carlberg


    V&V Q&A With Sheila Carlberg
    "America Is My Home"
    By Dr. Paul Kengor

    Editor's Note: The "V&V Q&A" is an e-publication from [4]The ...

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    Mon, July 02, 2012

    Obama Fulfills Dreams of Communist Mentor


    (This Article first appeared in the American Thinker.)

    As readers of this site are aware, thanks especially to Jack Cashill's recent posts, I've been researching ...

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    Mon, June 11, 2012

    The Nation's Top Progressives, Socialists and Communists


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

    The left-leaning magazine The Nation has published a list of what it deems America's all-time, most ...

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    Thu, May 31, 2012

    Cuba Backing Gay Marriage?


    I was recently contacted by Ben Johnson of LifeSiteNews, who told me of a fascinating development. He informed me of a curious fan of President Obama's advocacy of gay marriage: Mariela Castro, niece ...

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    Fri, May 25, 2012

    The Flags at the Cemetery



    Like many Americans, Memorial Day never ceases to move me. Rivaled only by Christmas and Easter, it's the most poignant time of the year for me, maybe because, like Christmas and Easter, it's ...

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    Thu, May 10, 2012

    Allen West and His Critics


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

    Congressman Allen West (R-Fla.) is being heavily criticized for comments alleging that certain ...

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    Wed, April 18, 2012

    Week One of Obama v. Romney


    Something wonderful unfolded in American politics the last few days.

    Almost immediately after Rick Santorum dropped out of the Republican presidential hunt, David Axelrod and the Obama ...

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    Fri, April 13, 2012

    Ozzie Guillen, Fidel Castro ~Baseball


    "I love Fidel Castro," said Florida Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen to Time magazine. "A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that [expletive] is ...

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    Thu, April 05, 2012

    We're Serious About Constitutionality of Obamacare


    America anxiously awaits the Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare. At the core of the decision is a simple question: Is the "individual mandate" in Obamacare constitutional? And thus, is ...

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    Fri, March 30, 2012

    Obama, the Russians and Missle Defense


    President Obama has caused quite a stir with a private comment made to Russian President Dimitri Medvedev. In discussing missile defense, Obama suggested he would be prepared to yield to Russian ...

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    Fri, March 16, 2012

    Culture War of Class War?


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

    The question for Republicans right now seems obvious: Would you prefer Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney ...

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    Mon, February 27, 2012

    On Santorum, Democrats and 'God's Will'


    In case you didn't notice…. With George W. Bush out of office and a Democrat in the White House, the secular media stopped its handwringing over the president mentioning God. With Rick ...

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    Wed, February 22, 2012

    Satan and Santorum: A Reagan Perspective


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at The American Spectator.

    The secular world today trembles and shudders at the sight of Rick ...

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    Mon, February 20, 2012

    V&V Q&A The HHS Mandate



    Editor's note: A version of this Q&A first appeared at National Review online.

    V&V Q&A (Presidents Day Special): What Would Reagan Do?
    The HHS Mandate ...

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    Thu, February 16, 2012

    What If We Removed Wartime Conscience Exemptions?


    Last Friday, President Obama responded to Catholic bishops' concerns over his controversial mandate compelling Catholic institutions to provide contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing ...

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    Mon, February 13, 2012

    Catholic Bishops v. Obama


    I've gotten some very interesting emails regarding President Obama's mandate commanding Roman Catholics (and many evangelical Protestants) to violate their consciences by providing mandatory ...

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    Fri, February 10, 2012

    Obama's Health Care Mandate


    Editor's note: Dr. Kengor will be a participant in an April 19-20 conference
    hosted by The Center for Vision Values on [4]"The Challenge 2012: The Divided
    Conservative ...

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    Wed, February 01, 2012

    Obama to Catholics: To Hell With You


    America's Catholic bishops are princes of diplomacy, highly educated, erudite, men of tact, propriety. They're asked to shepherd the flock with a long historical timeframe–like, say, eternity. ...

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    Fri, January 13, 2012

    Readying Romney for the Class Warfare Machine


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article appears at today's American Spectator.

    If Mitt Romney gets the GOP nomination, prepare for a season of class warfare in America unlike any ...

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    Thu, January 05, 2012

    A Kim-less Christmas


    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared at American Thinker.

    This past Christmas, the people of North Korea were without their messiah. That is, their self-anointed ...

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    Fri, December 30, 2011

    On Hitchens, Havel and Kim


    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared at TheBlaze.com.

    They say that famous people die in groups of three.

    I recently heard the news of the death of ...

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    Thu, December 22, 2011

    Nativity vs. Occupiers


    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

    I recently strolled down Grant Street in downtown Pittsburgh and was struck by two images.
    ...

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    Mon, December 19, 2011

    On Vaclav Havel and Chris Hitchens


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator today.

    Vaclav Havel is dead. Among other forces and powers, he is among the seven individuals most responsible for ...

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    Wed, December 07, 2011

    More Recollections from Deer Seasons Past


    Last week I wrote an article on Deer Season a half century ago, focusing on my grandmother's town in the mountains of Emporium, Pennsylvania. Each year, my grandmother and other households opened ...

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    Mon, November 28, 2011

    Deer Season Half a Century Ago


    This week hunters across America storm the woods loaded for deer. For yet another indication of how times have changed, consider this account of Deer Season a half century ago:

    My ...

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    Wed, November 23, 2011

    An Occupy Wall Street Thanksgiving


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at TheBlaze.com.

    Last week, a deranged malefactor was arrested at Occupy Wall Street for

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    Thu, November 10, 2011

    When Wall Street Erupted


    Editor's note: A shorter version of this article first appeared in today's issue of USA Today.

    As the indignation of the Wall Street Occupiers spreads across the nation, it is time to ...

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    Thu, November 10, 2011

    No Regrets: Frank Kravetz' Story




    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

    "Just existing became what was important," says 87-year-old Frank Kravetz ...

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    Sat, October 22, 2011

    Death of a Bad Dude


    In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from blue-collar Butler,
    Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if
    I was a conservative or liberal, ...

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    Fri, October 14, 2011

    Nancy Pelosi ~the Wall Street Mob


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at CatholicVote.org.

    Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has a lengthy track record of jaw-dropping political statements. Among them, the ...

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    Fri, October 07, 2011

    On Steve Jobs, Roseanne Barr ~The Wall Street Mob


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at American Thinker.

    I got a double shock Thursday morning when I turned on my radio.

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    Fri, September 30, 2011

    The Democrats' Deadly Sin



    Envy is sadness or discontent at another's good fortune or excellence. Dante defined it as a perversion of one's own good; a "wish to deprive" others of their own good. Augustine ...

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    Fri, September 30, 2011

    God's Call? Christie and the Presidency


    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is being urged to seek the Republican presidential nomination. There is a genuine groundswell for Christie.

    Asked this week at the Reagan Library ...

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    Fri, September 16, 2011

    The Deficit, The Rich ~The Tea Party




    I've only recently come to realize the nature of the hurdle this country faces in trying to turn around a stalled economy and horrendous deficit. Here it is: liberal Democrat ...

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    Thu, August 25, 2011

    China Dupes


    Vice President Joe Biden made the news again this week. Three weeks ago, Biden was in the news because of reports he had denounced Tea Party members as "terrorists," a claimBiden was in the ...

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    Wed, August 24, 2011

    It's the Spending, Stupid


    We have failed to heed the lessons of economic history, with terrible consequences for our economy and country. And the most crucial of those lessons, particularly since the start of LBJ's Great ...

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    Mon, August 15, 2011

    Reagan Stimulus vs. Obama Stimulus



    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared in USA Today.

    How ironic that as America debated its debt ceiling all summer and faced a stunning credit downgrade, the ...

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    Mon, August 01, 2011

    Two Negotiators: Obama v. Reagan



    "Editor's note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator.

    Presidential scholars write on all sorts of aspects of the American presidency. Among the most ...

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    Tue, July 26, 2011

    Secret Memo That Predicted Soviet Collapse


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at National Review Online.

    It was 20 years ago this summer that the final disintegration of the Soviet
    Union rapidly ...

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    Wed, July 20, 2011

    Could You Survive Another Great Depression?


    I just read two very interesting articles on the U.S. economy, written from historical perspectives. They compelled me to share my own historical perspective. And what I want to say is more about our ...

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    Tue, July 05, 2011

    Obama's 'Inalienables'


    Eitor's note: A longer version of this article appears at today's American Thinker.

    Each time President Obama addresses America's inalienable rights, I get emails. "Did you see Obama ...

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    Fri, July 01, 2011

    Self-Government Demands Virtuous Populace


    I encourage you to set aside the burgers and dogs and soda and beer for a moment this Fourth of July and contemplate something decidedly different, maybe even as you gaze upward at the flash of ...

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    Fri, July 01, 2011

    Chesterton's Stars ~Stripes



    "Lamenting that 'the English have often forgotten the cross on their flag,' Chesterton hoped that 'the crossless flag' of the United States 'may yet become a symbol of something; by whose ...

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    Mon, June 27, 2011

    Planned Parenthood Funding


    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared at CatholicVote.org.

    With a critical vote in its state Senate, North Carolina has voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Republicans ...

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    Mon, May 16, 2011

    Sins of the Father


    Editor's note: This article first appeared in the National Catholic Register.

    As someone with the highly unusual task of researching old, declassified Soviet and Communist Party USA ...

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    Mon, May 02, 2011

    Bush, Obama and Osama


    "In Bin Laden Announcement, Echoes of 2007 Obama Speech," [2]declared the
    headline in The New York Times. It's difficult to find a newspaper that has
    demonstrated a worst ...

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    Wed, April 20, 2011

    Sterilizing Those Pesky Humans


    Every April 22 is Earth Day. As one who studies Soviet Russia, I can't help notice that the day coincides with the birthday of Vladimir Lenin. The inaugural Earth Day occurred April 22, 1970, no less ...

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    Fri, April 15, 2011

    On Margaret Sanger, the Soviets and Democrats



    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Spectator.

    "[W]e could well take example from Russia," advised Planned Parenthood founder ...

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    Wed, April 06, 2011

    Obama vs. the Bushes


    The Libya situation is complicated. I envy no president stuck with the task. Among the complexities, the most daunting unknown is what's behind the opposition. We would all like to see Moammar ...

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    Wed, March 30, 2011

    When President Reagan Was Shot



    Editor's note: This article is adapted from a previous version published by the Reagan Centennial edition of Newsmax.

    On March 30, 1981, Ronald Reagan, president for merely 10 ...

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    Thu, March 24, 2011

    V~V Q &A With Herb Meyer


    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 edition, professor of political science and executive director of ...

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    Mon, March 21, 2011

    The Ted Kennedy Chronicles



    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Thinker.

    Another round of declassified FBI files on Senator Ted Kennedy has been released (click here and ...

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    Sun, March 13, 2011

    The TEA Party vs. NPR


    "The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically
    involved in people's personal lives and very fundamental Christian," said
    NPR's Ron ...

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    Tue, March 08, 2011

    When Winston Warned America


    It was 65 years ago, March 5, 1946, when Winston Churchill delivered his "Iron Curtain" speech in Fulton, Missouri. It was a speech that rocked the world and changed history.

    By ...

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    Fri, February 25, 2011

    Purpose of Government: Wealth Distribution?


    A teachable moment on the purpose of government recently occurred on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," who has picked up the torch for the departed Keith Olbermann. It was ...

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    Mon, February 07, 2011

    Ronald Reagan: The Anti-Nixon/Kissinger



    This February marks the birth centennial of Ronald Reagan. As a Reagan biographer, I'm often asked how Reagan was different from his predecessors, Republican and Democrat, and especially in ...

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    Fri, February 04, 2011

    The Truth About Ronald Reagan's Mind and Memory



    Editor's note: This article first appeared at FOXNews.com earlier today.

    Ron Reagan, son of the late president, continues to get attention because of speculation in his new book ...

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    Fri, February 04, 2011

    Michael Reagan on Lincoln RadioJournal


    Dr. Paul Kengor of the Center for Vision ~Values at Grove City Colllege interviews Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan on this week's edition of Lincoln Radio Journal.

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    Tue, January 25, 2011

    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 ...

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    Wed, January 19, 2011

    Reagan and Alzheimers


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at FOXNews.com earlier today.

    This February 6, 2011 marks the centennial of Ronald Reagan's birth. Reagan died June 5, ...

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    Tue, January 18, 2011

    Changing the Mood: Two Inaugurals



    This January 20 marks the anniversary of two unforgettable inaugural addresses from two beloved presidents, Democrat and Republican: John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. For Kennedy's speech, ...

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    Fri, January 14, 2011

    Reagan Centennial: Ronnie and Joe


    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared at National Review Online on February 6, 2010.

    February 6, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. In a telling ...

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    Fri, January 07, 2011

    Death of the Pro-Life Democrat?


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Spectator.

    With the swearing in of the 112th Congress, an already endangered species is nearing extinction in ...

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    Thu, January 06, 2011

    V ~V Q ~A : "Showdown" with Dr. Jamie Glazov


    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 opinion-maker ...

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    Tue, January 04, 2011

    Historical Outrage of 2010


    Editor's note: Another version of this article first appeared in the Washington Times.

    Of course, it's customary at year's end to share our favorite news items from the year past. As ...

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    Thu, December 30, 2010

    The Wilson You Never Knew


    Editor's Note: A version of this article first appeared in USA Today.

    On the heels of a recent Sunday magazine profile of Glenn Beck, The New York Times published a roundtable discussion ...

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    Thu, December 23, 2010

    Christmas with Clarence (Darrow)



    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared in the American Spectator.

    No, that's not "Clarence the Angel" of It's a Wonderful Life fame. The Clarence ...

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    Mon, December 20, 2010

    Christmas at Katyn


    The people of Poland got an early Christmas present this year. It's bittersweet but long awaited, and indeed a gift of sorts–and from an unlikely source: Russia. In Moscow, the State Duma, ...

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    Wed, December 15, 2010

    The ACLU's Not-So-Holy Trinity


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Spectator.

    The ACLU seems unusually active right now. Maybe it's the Christmas season, which seems to make the ...

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    Tue, December 07, 2010

    Barack 'Clinton' Obama?


    "Obama Announces 'Framework' for Deal With Congress to Extend Bush-Era Tax Cuts." That was the lead headline at this morning's FoxNews website. It's an eye-grabber, for sure.

    [View Full Article]

    Mon, November 29, 2010

    Duped on North Korea



    North Korea is not an easy issue. I've dealt with it since the early 1990s, beginning at the Center for Strategic International Studies. I had few answers then, and I still have few today.

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    Wed, November 24, 2010

    Decision Point: George Bush's Pro-Life Path



    George W. Bush is an interesting man with a complicated presidency that most Americans–going into Bush's final year of office–deemed a failure. At one point, Bush had the worst ...

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    Mon, November 15, 2010

    V&V Q&A: Dupes and the Religious Left (PArt 5)


    A Weekly Series of Interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor

    Editor's Note: The "V&V Q&A" is an e-publication from The Center for Vision Values at Grove City College. This is the ...

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    Wed, November 03, 2010

    The Great Corrective


    On November 4, 2008, something incredible happened, something that will never again allow me to predict or trust the American electorate, regardless of the great corrective that happened this ...

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    Mon, November 01, 2010

    V&V Q&A On Dupes and the Religious Left (Part 4)



    Editor's Note:The "V&V Q&A" is an e-publication from The Center for Vision ~Values at Grove City College. This is the fourth of five installments in a series of weekly interviews of ...

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    Tue, October 26, 2010

    'Dupes' and the Religious Left (Part 3)


    V&V Q&A:
    On "Dupes" and the Religious Left (Part 3)
    A Weekly Series of Interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor

    Editor's Note: The "V&V Q&A" is an e-publication from ...

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    Mon, October 18, 2010

    V ~V Q ~A ; Dupes and the Religious Left, Part II



    Editor's Note:The "V&V Q&A" is an e-publication from The Center for Vision ~Values at Grove City College. This is the second in a series of weekly interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, ...

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    Mon, October 11, 2010

    'Dupes' and the Religious Left


    Editor's Note: The "V&V Q&A" is an e-publication from The Center for Vision Values at Grove City College. This is the first in a series of weekly interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, October 06, 2010

    Jimmy Carter's Kennedy Problem


    I recently wrote about President Carter's "superiority" complex, where I objected to the former president's rather conceited claim of "superior" ex-presidential service, as ...

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    Wed, September 22, 2010

    President Carter's 'Superiority' Complex



    Former president Jimmy Carter told NBC News on Monday that his work at home and abroad has been "superior" to other presidents. "I feel that my role as a former president is ...

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    Wed, September 15, 2010

    A Dose of Capitalism and Freedom


    It has been almost 50 years since Milton Friedman, Nobel economist, released his classic, Capitalism and Freedom. The book has slowly slipped from my course syllabus, not to mention that of the ...

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    Tue, September 07, 2010

    When Ford Snubbed Solzehenitsyn


    Editor's note: A lengthier version of this article first appeared in The American Spectator.

    It was 35 years ago this summer that the conservative movement found ...

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    Wed, September 01, 2010

    President Obama's Faith Protectors


    I got the email in late afternoon. "In a major liberal initiative to curtail discussion of President Obama's religious identity," the email began, "over 70 Christian leaders and ...

    [View Full Article]

    Tue, August 24, 2010

    Obama Invites Confusion About His Faith


    Editor's note: This article first appeared in USA Today.

    The recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion Public Life is generating much discussion over its provocative finding that an ...

    [View Full Article]

    Tue, August 17, 2010

    President Obama Cites Bush and Christ - Sort Of


    The blogosphere is burning red, consumed with fury over President Obama's
    announcement–made at the end of the news cycle, with talk-radio on weekend
    break–that he supports the ...

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    Fri, August 06, 2010

    When They Dropped the Bomb


    This week marks 65 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman delivered a "rain of ruin" upon Hiroshima, Japan, with Nagasaki hit three ...

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    Tue, July 27, 2010

    Newsflash: Stalin Liberates Normandy


    Call it another Twilight Zone moment; another ignominious contribution to the
    "you-can't-make-this-up" category. First, Mao Tse-tung was honored by oblivious
    New Yorkers, with ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, July 21, 2010

    'Economic Justice' as 'Social Justice'


    Editor's Note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

    Historically, social justice has meant different things to different people, ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, July 14, 2010

    The Blood of the TEA Party


    I've never participated in a Tea Party rally. My natural habitat is a classroom or behind a keyboard. That said, I've had a lot of contact with Tea Party people, and, of course, I hear the angry ...

    [View Full Article]

    Tue, June 29, 2010

    Whatever Happened to 'General Betray Us?'


    I was in Washington last week, meaning I was able to observe, on-site and up close, the reaction to President Obama's remarkable switch in leadership in Afghanistan from the bizarre General Stanley ...

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    Sat, June 19, 2010

    Yea, Though I Walk Through the Valley . . .


    Editor's Note: This article was first published by The Center for Vision Values on June 18, 2009.

    "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, June 11, 2010

    Helen Thomas Angers Media - Finally


    This week veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas announced her sudden "retirement." The source was an insight shared by Thomas outside the White House during a Jewish-American ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, May 28, 2010

    The Forgotten Battle of WWII: The Aleutian Campaign


    Editor's Note: This article was first published by The Center for Vision Values on November 6, 2009.

    Every Memorial Day presents an opportunity to commemorate ...

    [View Full Article]

    Tue, May 25, 2010

    Don't Ignore PA-3


    "Today Is the Beginning," beamed the subject head in my email box the morning after last Tuesday's election. It was a rally cry from the office of Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA), a freshman ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, May 21, 2010

    Social Justice, the Needy, and the Wealthy


    Recently, The Center for Vision ~Values at Grove City College has tackled the issue of "social justice," with articles by Gary Smith, J. D. Wyneken, Mark Hendrickson, and Shawn Ritenour. I ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, May 14, 2010

    Commemorating Mao, but Not Mother


    Where's Anita Dunn when you need her?

    Recall Anita Dunn, who resigned as President Obama's communications director not long after Glenn Beck had the temerity to ...

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    Tue, May 11, 2010

    Pro-Life, Pro-Death: Revisited


    In November 2008, just after the historic election of Barack Obama, I wrote a piece titled, "Pro-Life Death?" I noted that America's choice of Obama as president and, equally important, of ...

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    Mon, May 10, 2010

    Death's Progress


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

    Progressivism is all-the-rage nowadays, with liberals having jettisoned the ...

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    Fri, April 30, 2010

    A Manifesto on the Manifesto


    I knew the time would come. America's public schools and ideologically monolithic universities have spawned a generation woefully uninformed in the most elementary facts about free markets, ...

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    Thu, April 22, 2010

    Poland: Remembering Two Tragedies


    As Americans get on with the daily business of their comfortable lives, enjoying the blossoming of spring, thinking about their summer vacations, somewhere else, half way across the world, a ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, April 21, 2010

    Speaking Truth to History: A Perfect Game


    I'm not one to bother with the latest alleged blockbuster buzzing from the salons of Hollywood high culture. Over the course of two valuable hours, I can only take so many car chases, explosions, and ...

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    Wed, April 14, 2010

    Poland: Remembering Two Tragedies


    "The crash of a Polish airplane in the Russian territory of Smolensk last weekend is a stunning tragedy, taking the life of Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and high-level figures in ...

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    Thu, April 08, 2010

    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 ...

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    Tue, March 23, 2010

    God Gets His Health Care 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 for information. ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, March 10, 2010

    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 ...

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    Mon, March 08, 2010

    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 ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, February 26, 2010

    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 ...

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    Tue, February 23, 2010

    In Memoriam: Al Haig's Charge


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at The American Spectator, February 22, 2010.

    Alexander Haig passed away over the weekend at the age of 85. A military ...

    [View Full Article]

    Tue, February 16, 2010

    V&V Q&A: Outrageous 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 Center, interviews ...

    [View Full Article]

    Tue, February 09, 2010

    Reagan ~Joe


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at National Review, February 6, 2010.
    This February 6 marks the 99th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth. In a telling development, Republicans around ...

    [View Full Article]

    Mon, February 08, 2010

    God and Man at the National Prayer Breakfast


    President Obama spoke last week 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, ...

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    Tue, February 02, 2010

    Taxpayers Fund Abortions, 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 for ...

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    Wed, January 27, 2010

    Mixed Up World: Abortion, Yes; School Choice, No


    Recently, on January 22 to be exact, over 300,000 pro-lifers marched in Washington to somberly mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, source of the legalized abortion of over 40 million unborn human ...

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    Thu, January 21, 2010

    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 ...

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    Tue, January 12, 2010

    Hanging Mao on the Tree?


    With Christmas over, it may seem late to comment on something that happened over the holiday. Quite the contrary, what happened at the Obama White House this Christmas reaches far beyond the festive ...

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    Thu, December 24, 2009

    A Candle for Iran?


    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 the ...

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    Mon, December 14, 2009

    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 ...

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    Wed, December 09, 2009

    V ~V Q ~A With 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). It led to, among other ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, December 04, 2009

    The Berlin Wall and Me: Reflections on the Fall

    Reflections by Thomas O'Boyle


    Editor's note: As part of its Freedom Readers lecture series, Center for Vision ~Values' Executive Director and Ronald Reagan biographer, Dr.
    Paul Kengor, interviewed Thomas F. O'Boyle on the ...

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    Mon, November 23, 2009

    Obama and Reagan Go to China


    Obama actually gave a pretty good speech, one directed at Chinese college
    students. I was pleasantly surprised to hear him refer to basic American values of liberty and free enterprise. Obama ...

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    Thu, November 19, 2009

    Mr. Obama, Go To That Wall!


    In my previous commentary for American Radio Journal, I commended the
    profound historical event that was fall of the Berlin Wall, the 20th
    anniversary of which took place on November 9. The ...

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    Wed, November 18, 2009

    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, theres one veterinarian who ...

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    Thu, November 12, 2009

    Vision ~Values Q ~A


    V&V Q&A:
    George Schroeder, M.D.:
    Witness to the Wall and to Socialized Medicine

    Editor's Note: The "V&V Q&A" is an ...

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    Mon, November 09, 2009

    The Forgotten Battle of World War II


    Every Veterans Day presents an opportunity to commemorate those who served in some faraway place long ago, many of whom paid that ultimate sacrifice. World War II offers its share of remembrances: ...

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    Fri, November 06, 2009

    Berlin Wall Fell 20 Years Ago


    The credit for that collapse goes to multiple players: Lech Walesa and his Solidarity movement in Poland, Vaclav Havel and his Charter 77 movement in Czechoslovakia, dissidents like Alexander ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, October 23, 2009

    The Philosophy of Mao and Mother Teresa?


    "[T]he death of ten to twenty million people is nothing to be afraid of."
    –Mao Tse-tung

    "Human rights are not a privilege conferred by ...

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    Wed, October 21, 2009

    Vision ~Value Q ~A with Dr. Charles Hull Wolfe


    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 ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, October 09, 2009

    The Nobel Committee Dishonors Itself


    Even CNN was shocked. Even the Obama White House was shocked.

    "Only nine months into his presidency," reported a baffled CNN news anchor this morning. ...

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    Mon, October 05, 2009

    A Teachable Moment on Communist China


    When I first heard it, I didn't believe it. Alas, it's true.

    Last week, New York City's Empire State Building was aglow in red and yellow. Why? To commemorate the ...

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    Tue, September 29, 2009

    Got Hope? The Theological Virtue of Obama


    As someone who teaches and writes about international politics, I can confidently say that last week was one of the strangest in memory, from the G-20 circus in my backyard (Pittsburgh) to the ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, September 23, 2009

    Vision ~Values Q ~A With Dr. John J. Fry


    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 opinion-maker ...

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    Mon, September 14, 2009

    America Remains a Conservative Country


    The huge "9/12" protest in Washington was the latest expression of discontent over President Obama's leftward policy thrust. The discord is evident from the "Tea Party" movement ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, September 04, 2009

    On Kennedy, Andropov, and KAL 007


    Over the last week-and-a-half I've gotten an overwhelming number of inquiries relating to the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. Why me? Because of my report back in 2006 of Kennedy's confidential offer ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, August 28, 2009

    Round Two on Bush and AIDS


    Last week I wrote about former President George W. Bush's unprecedented work on behalf of the African AIDS epidemic. That $15 billion package, first proposed in January 2003, was entirely Bush's ...

    [View Full Article]

    Thu, August 20, 2009

    Bush Quietly Saved a Million Lives


    Editor's note: This article first appeared at NCRegister.com.

    What if a president, on his own initiative, under no demands from staff or from supporters or ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, August 12, 2009

    Saving Obama from Himself

    The Machiavellian thing vs. the moral thing on health care


    The late Republican political strategist, Lee Atwater, a brilliant Machiavellian, used to invoke what he called "The Napoleonic Maxim:" Never interfere with the enemy when he's in the ...

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    Wed, July 22, 2009

    Iranian Aftermath: Can Obama Close the Deal?


    Editor's note: A longer version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

    On December 7, 1978, President Jimmy Carter was asked if he thought the Shah of ...

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    Mon, July 13, 2009

    Gore Unhinged


    "How can ANYONE take this man seriously?" writes Marilyn, a frequent reader of our Center for Vision ~Values articles.

    Attached to Marilyn's email was ...

    [View Full Article]

    Thu, July 02, 2009

    Prudence at the American Founding - And Today


    Will you be celebrating prudence this July 4th? Maybe you should. Or, at the least, it's worth pausing to think about.

    Prudence is a timeless virtue never more ...

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    Tue, June 23, 2009

    Bush Unplugged and Unappreciated


    Editor's Note: Attention readers, please check out Paul Kengor's weekend exclusive from American Thinker, "'Freedom Fighters' and the American President."

    [View Full Article]

    Thu, June 18, 2009

    With Father, Through the Valley of Death


    "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me." (Psalm 23:4)

    My family and I drove aside the ...

    [View Full Article]

    Mon, June 15, 2009

    Talking Jesus: Obama vs. Bush


    There's an important article in the Politico, titled, "Obama invokes Jesus more than Bush." President Barack Obama, says the article, has mentioned Jesus Christ "in a number of ...

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    Mon, June 08, 2009

    What I Saw at the Rotunda

    Carrying the torch for America, the beautiful


    I was at the Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, June 3, for the dedication of the statue to President Ronald Reagan. I was there because Bill Clark was there. Judge Clark, as readers of my ...

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    Thu, May 14, 2009

    Obama, Notre Dame, and the Character Thing


    In May 1995, his first year as Pennsylvania governor, Tom Ridge was invited by Gannon University, a Catholic college in Erie, Pa., to give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree. But ...

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    Tue, May 05, 2009

    When Biden and Rudman Wept


    Is he pro-life or pro-choice? That was the giant unknown hanging in the balance one day in 1990 as President George H. W. Bush nominated a mystery man named David Souter for a Supreme Court seat. ...

    [View Full Article]

    Thu, April 30, 2009

    Joan Clark, a 20th Century Life


    Joan Clark, a 20th Century Life
    By Dr. Paul Kengor

    Every American, obviously, has heard of Ronald Reagan, and Reagan historians have heard of Bill Clark. Clark ...

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    Wed, April 22, 2009

    Tom Dillon vs. the Relativists


    Last week, as we at Grove City College held a conference on "Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education," in which we underscored the struggle against rampant secular relativism in our ...

    [View Full Article]

    Tue, April 14, 2009

    V&V Q&A

    With Dr. Jason R. Edwards


    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 opinion-maker ...

    [View Full Article]

    Tue, April 14, 2009

    Why Not Manage Universities, Mr. President?


    I hear it repeatedly, even from pro-business conservatives:

    Hey, I have no sympathy for AIG and the automakers and banks. When you take government money, you can ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, April 08, 2009

    Economic Stimulus 101: Reaganomics vs. Obamanomics


    President Obama says the economy is the worst since the Great Depression. Actually, it is the worst since the Reagan recession of 1982-83. Further, the 2009 market crash is not the worst since 1929 ...

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    Thu, April 02, 2009

    God and Man at Notre Dame


    This May, Notre Dame University will host President Barack Obama to inspire its graduates as they are sent into the world. Obama will be awarded an honorary degree. For the record, this will be a ...

    [View Full Article]

    Mon, March 23, 2009

    Communicating Obama's Fiscal Disaster


    Newsflash, March 20, 2009: The Congressional Budget Office today forecast a U.S. budget deficit of $1.8 trillion for this year.

    For many Americans, including some ...

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    Mon, March 23, 2009

    V ~V Q ~A with Dr. Jeffrey M. Herbener

    On Booms, Busts, and America


    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 opinion-maker ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, March 11, 2009

    Crisis, What Crisis?


    "Dear Iranians, your children have put the first indigenous satellite into orbit…. [T]he Islamic Republic of Iran has officially achieved a presence in space."
    –Iranian ...

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    Thu, March 05, 2009

    Where Have You Gone, Bill Casey?


    "We win and they lose."
    –Ronald Reagan, January 1977

    As an unprecedented, colossal "stimulus" package was passed by the new president ...

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    Mon, February 23, 2009

    Hugs and Kisses from Iran


    Arguably, the world's leading apostle of hate is Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad–few do the task better, especially toward Jews. On Dec. 12, 2006, at a two-day gathering of Holocaust ...

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    Fri, February 20, 2009

    V&V Q&A: On Fed Distortions and Bailouts


    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 opinion-maker ...

    [View Full Article]

    Fri, February 13, 2009

    An Obama-Reagan Presidency?


    What's the state of the republic–and its citizens–this Presidents' Day 2009? It is a state of deep confusion. Here are some polls to ponder, as America considers presidents past and new. ...

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    Wed, February 04, 2009

    Freedom Works:

    Speaker Pelosi's teachable moment


    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently provided a stark illustration of the fundamentally divergent worldviews of big-government liberalism and free-market conservatism. She told ABC's ...

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    Fri, January 30, 2009

    V ~V Q ~A: Dr. Jeffrey Hebener



    On Economic Depressions–Then and Now?

    Editor's Note: The "V&V Q&A" is an e-publication from The Center for Vision ~Values at Grove City ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, January 28, 2009

    Viva La Revolucion


    Viva La Revolucion
    By Dr. Paul Kengor

    Editor's note: An earlier version of this article first appeared in American Thinker.

    [View Full Article]

    Thu, January 22, 2009

    A Tale of Two Inaugrals


    Watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama, I was impressed by the graciousness and civility by the two presidents at the platform during the transition. To tepid applause, Obama began his ...

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    Wed, January 21, 2009

    Media Lied, Kids Died?


    I first heard it in an email from a professor in Illinois. We were arguing about something I wrote on Barack Obama. I asked if he agreed that the media had been breathlessly, transparently biased in ...

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    Fri, January 16, 2009

    Not the Great Communicator:

    On Bush, Berlin, and Moses


    As the country considers the inauguration of Barack Obama, I'm mindful of another inauguration that seems a long time ago, and which speaks volumes to the presidential transition we are about to ...

    [View Full Article]

    Wed, December 31, 2008

    Safe, Legal and Rare?


    The common mantra of pro-choice politicians is that they do not favor abortion. Quite the contrary, they want abortion to be "safe, legal, and rare." Pro-choicers generally hold to this ...

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    Tue, December 16, 2008

    Obama's Abortion Socialism


    Conservatives rightly fear that President Obama will produce the Democrat Party's third great expansion of the welfare state, extending Leviathan beyond FDR's and LBJ's most fertile imaginations. ...

    [View Full Article]

    Mon, December 15, 2008

    Remembering an Unknown Hero

    Morris Childs, America's Greatest Cold War Spy


    If you're looking for a book as a Christmas gift, I suggest an oldie but goodie, and in honor of the fact that it was 20 years ago that this nation quietly honored the subject of the book: a hero, a ...

    [View Full Article]

    Thu, December 11, 2008

    Five Years Ago:

    The Beginning of the End for Saddam


    Five years ago this week, something remarkable happened, which has been conveniently forgotten: On December 13, 2003, one of history's worst dictators, Saddam Hussein, was captured by U.S. ...

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    Fri, December 05, 2008

    Shades of Reagan: Sarah and the Leakers


    The trashing of Sarah Palin continues. Some of the shots have been downright ugly, such as the "Retarded Republican Babies for Sarah Palin" t-shirts. Equally notable, however, is the odd ...

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    Wed, November 19, 2008

    Barack and the Bishops


    A potential big battle has begun, one of special interest to all Christians and guaranteed to generate a lot of attention from all Americans.

    The United States ...

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    Tue, November 11, 2008

    I'm Pagan and I Vote


    Old Town Alexandria, Northern Virginia–Jogging through this gorgeous, historic town the first Saturday after the Tuesday vote, which elected the most leftist presidential candidate in American ...

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    Thu, November 06, 2008

    Pro-life Death?


    The victory for Barack Obama and the Democratic Party on Tuesday is the death of the pro-life movement as we know it. The pro-life movement has sought to reverse abortion through legislative action ...

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    Mon, October 27, 2008

    Can Obama Win the Values Voter?


    Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series on Barack Obama and Christian voters.

    In 2000 and 2004, it was the churchgoing moral-religious "values ...

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    Fri, October 24, 2008

    God ~Barack Obama


    Editor's Note: This is part one of a two-part series on Barack Obama, his faith, and Christian voters.

    Let me begin with what I hope is a credibility enhancer: For ...

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    Fri, October 17, 2008

    Red Herring: The Great Depreession and the American Communist Party


    (Editor's Note: "It goes without saying that the Great Depression was the worst economic crisis in American history, and no doubt one of the worst crises ever to face the nation–wars ...

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    Wed, October 15, 2008

    Joe Biden's Church Troubles


    Certain elements in the news media are attacking Sarah Palin's religious beliefs. This has included several bizarre articles, in mainstream publications, highly critical of her local church. One ...

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    Wed, October 15, 2008

    Vision ~Values Q ~A with Dr. Steve Jones

    Palin, Pentecostals, and Evangelicals


    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 opinion-maker ...

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    Wed, October 08, 2008

    Message to Obama: We Were Greeted as Liberators


    A casualty of the left's hatred for President George W. Bush has been a destructive inability to separate fact from fiction in the ongoing history of the war in Iraq. The latest case, which, sadly, ...

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    Fri, October 03, 2008

    V&V Q&A with Earl Tilford


    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 opinion-maker ...

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    Thu, October 02, 2008

    Governor, Who's the Leader of Angola?

    Biden prepares for Palin


    I would like to share a story on Senator Joe Biden that happened 27 years ago. It involved his international humiliation of a good man, and it became a habit for Biden. I'm confident Biden will ...

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    Fri, September 26, 2008

    V ~V Q ~A

    An Interview on America's Founding Fathers


    V&V Q&A:
    "Where Have You Gone, Thomas Jefferson?"
    (An Interview on America's Founding Fathers and Modern Presidents)
    With Dr. Paul Kengor

    ...

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    Tue, September 16, 2008

    Hating Palin: Words of Wisdom from Ronald Reagan


    It has taken me a couple of weeks but I think I've finally gotten handle on why Sarah Palin's bravado Republican convention speech was such a smash among conservatives: After nearly eight years of ...

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