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."


January 9, 2013

Slouching From Gomorrah: Remembering Robert Bork

Filed under: Courts, The Law & The Judiciary,History - 09 Jan 2013

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.

December 23, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff: What Would Reagan Do?

Filed under: Politics In General - 23 Dec 2012

As President Obama and Democrats urge Republicans to increase taxes, some liberals are curiously invoking the name of Ronald Reagan, the ultimate tax-cutting Republican. They insist that even Reagan was willing to compromise with Democrats on tax increases; thus, John …

December 19, 2012

America’s Growing Government Class

The latest unemployment figures are again depressing, but not for the usual reasons. They provide further confirmation of Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of America, specifically through his creation of a growing government class.

December 9, 2012

Romney vs. McCain and Obama vs. Bush? Who Wins?

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 09 Dec 2012

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 initial reports showing that Mitt Romney received fewer votes in 2012 than John McCain …

December 1, 2012

Reverend Rubio? The Media Begins Its Attack on Marco Rubio

In a recent interview, Senator Marco Rubio, effectively the Republican front-runner for 2016, was asked, “How old do you think the Earth is?”

It’s a question of utter irrelevance to the country’s status and whether Marco Rubio would be a …

November 23, 2012

It’s the Holiday Season – Without Andy Williams

Filed under: Politics In General,Potpourri - 23 Nov 2012

By Dr. Paul Kengor

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 breather, …

November 15, 2012

Executive Privilege: The 2012 Election and the Power of Incumbency

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 15 Nov 2012

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, Mitt Romney lost, and now a …

November 10, 2012

V&V FLASHBACK — The 40-Percent President: Obama’s Cruise to Reelection

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 term” because I’m confident that this isn’t his …

November 9, 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 that far to the left in 2008 …

October 25, 2012

What About the Homeless? … The Homeless Then and Now—Obama and Reagan

Filed under: History,Politics In General - 25 Oct 2012

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 are far worse, with the deficit at least six times …

October 18, 2012

Joe Biden Makes History

Filed under: Elections & Voting,In The News - 18 Oct 2012

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

For starters, try to imagine being Paul Ryan last Thursday: a young politician in the hot seat, the eyes of the …

October 13, 2012

President Obama and the “Intelligence Brief” Scandal

Filed under: Corruption,In The News,War On Terror - 13 Oct 2012

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 briefings.

September 30, 2012

Communism on Parade? High School Marches to Marx and Lenin

“What do you think of this?” So began a phone call from Todd Starnes of FoxNews radio. Starnes asked me for a comment on a shocking story: A band at a high school near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania performed a halftime show …

September 17, 2012

On Libya Three Decades Ago: Obama Should Remember Reagan’s Resolve

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,History - 17 Sep 2012

Ronald Reagan clashed with Libya and its dictator Moammar Gadhafi for the first time over 30 years ago. The details of that encounter must be revisited—particularly President Reagan’s sense of resolve and clarity of purpose—as once again President Obama’s foreign …

September 15, 2012

Egypt and Libya: Shades of 1979-80

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,History - 15 Sep 2012

In the last 24 hours, beginning with the 11th anniversary of 9/11, all hell has broken loose in the Middle East. Our diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya have been attacked, with the U.S. ambassador to Libya among those brutally …

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