Author: Dr. Paul Kengor

Profile: Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. His books include "The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism," and his latest release, "Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century."


August 4, 2013

An FBI Life

Filed under: In The News - 04 Aug 2013

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 — involving characters as diverse as J. Edgar …

July 20, 2013

Liberals embrace fatherless (and motherless) families

Filed under: Courts, The Law & The Judiciary,In The News - 20 Jul 2013

With the Supreme Court giving a major boost to gay marriage, liberals face fewer impediments to their relentless push for fatherless (and motherless) families.

July 3, 2013

A Perfectly Natural July 4th

Filed under: History - 03 Jul 2013

Will you be celebrating Natural Law this July 4th? You should be. Your Founding Fathers did.

May 18, 2013

Ronald Reagan: Same-sex marriage advocate?

Filed under: History,Politics In General - 18 May 2013

Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s daughter, recently speculated on where her father might stand on same-sex marriage. Politico published her thoughts under the headline, “Patti Davis says Reagan wouldn’t have opposed gay marriage.”

April 30, 2013

The Progressive Income Tax Turns 100

Maybe it’s a measure of progressives’ refusal to look back, to always move “forward.” Otherwise, they should be celebrating right now. In fact, President Obama and fellow modern progressives/liberals should be ecstatic all this year, rejoicing over the centenary of …

April 20, 2013

Well Done, Lady Thatcher … The Passing of the Iron Lady

Filed under: History,In The News - 20 Apr 2013

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: Ronald Reagan, John …

April 13, 2013

Clintons’ Progress: Bill and Hillary Clinton Embrace 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 Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between one man and …

April 1, 2013

Hillary Clinton’s Evolution on Gay Marriage

By Dr. Paul Kengor

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 can’t say I’m surprised.

March 30, 2013

Preserving Hugo Chavez

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

The gushing, almost angelic praise for Hugo Chavez by the left in America and around the world has been shocking to behold, but hardly surprising. I will not …

March 17, 2013

The Power of Truth: Reagan’s “Evil Empire” Turns 30

Filed under: History - 17 Mar 2013

Ronald Reagan’s Evil Empire speech turns 30 years old. It stands as one of the most memorable orations of the last three decades. It coined a phrase, a tag, a label—one that utterly fit. If the shoe fits, wear it. …

March 12, 2013

Hugo Chavez: Faithful to Death

By Dr. Paul Kengor

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

There’s an old joke from the Cold War. It went like this: Hardline East German communist Walter Ulbricht (who erected the Berlin Wall) died and …

February 26, 2013

The Presidential Blame-Game

Filed under: History - 26 Feb 2013

February is the month of presidents. It includes Washington’s birthday, Lincoln’s birthday, Ronald Reagan’s birthday, and, of course, Presidents Day. Given that I teach and write about presidents, this time of year always prompts me to strange musings. This year …

February 22, 2013

God for Obamacare …

Filed under: In The News - 22 Feb 2013

Liberals are apoplectic over remarks by Dr. Ben Carson at the National Prayer Breakfast. Carson, a prominent pediatric surgeon from Johns Hopkins University, dared to weigh in on healthcare—something he knows something about. In the liberal mind, Carson committed a …

February 6, 2013

On Russia’s Adoption Ban

Filed under: Uncategorized - 06 Feb 2013

By Dr. Paul Kengor

Vladimir Putin has sparked international outcry by banning adoptions of Russian children by American families. His action immediately halted the departure of hundreds of Russian orphans about to board planes to journey to a new life. …

January 31, 2013

The End of the Reagan Era?

Filed under: American Society & Heritage,History - 31 Jan 2013

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

Unfortunately, I believe they are largely correct. We are witnessing a period of left-wing ascendance, marked by gay marriage, forced taxpayer funding …

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