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."


September 11, 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 speaks to so many things, at many levels, it reminds me of the recent …

September 10, 2012

The Silence of Bill and Hillary Clinton

Bill Clinton was basking in glory at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Few presidents so love the spotlight. The occasion for Clinton, however, was not himself, but the reelection of Barack Obama.

August 10, 2012

Obama’s Progress

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 10 Aug 2012

Try to define progressivism. In fact, ask progressives to try to define progressivism. All we really know is that they’re, well, progressing. They and their ideas and their politics are always changing, evolving. This means that what they believe and …

August 6, 2012

Gay Marriage: Killing the Democracy of the Dead

Filed under: Politics In General - 06 Aug 2012

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. A good-hearted, thoughtful young man, who this fall …

July 7, 2012

V&V Q&A With Sheila Carlberg

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 07 Jul 2012

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 the Center—Dr. Paul Kengor—interviews Grove City College graduate Sheila …

June 15, 2012

A Dad Like Jack: The Influence of Ronald Reagan’s Father

Filed under: History,Potpourri - 15 Jun 2012

When we open our newspapers on Father’s Day, we expect to find something nice about dads—often heroic dads. Yet, for every boy or girl whose father was a doctor or Marine who stormed the beaches of Normandy, there is a …

June 11, 2012

The Nation’s Top “Progressives” … and 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 influential progressives. The list, which you can review for yourself, is …

June 3, 2012

Cuba Backing Gay Marriage?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 03 Jun 2012

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 of ailing and aging Cuban tyrant, Fidel …

May 25, 2012

The Flags at the Cemetery

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 25 May 2012

By Dr. Paul Kengor

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 about life, death, …

May 12, 2012

Allen West and His Critics

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 12 May 2012

Congressman Allen West (R-Fla.) is being heavily criticized for comments alleging that certain Democratic members of Congress are communists, and he is not backing down. West dared to quantify his accusation, claiming there are “78 to 81” Congressional Democrats who …

April 21, 2012

On Hope and Hate: Week One of Obama v. Romney

Something wonderful unfolded in American politics the last few days.

April 16, 2012

On Ozzie Guillen, Fidel Castro, and Baseball in Cuba

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,What The F@#K?!? - 16 Apr 2012

“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 still here.” Guillen “respects” the Cuban despot.

April 7, 2012

Yes, Congresswoman Pelosi, We’re Serious: On the Constitutionality of Obamacare

Filed under: Constitution & Bill of Rights,In The News - 07 Apr 2012

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 Obamacare constitutional?

March 3, 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 Santorum’s surge, the hysteria has started again. Every …

February 27, 2012

Satan and Santorum: Perspective from Reagan’s Evil Empire Speech

Filed under: Elections & Voting,Religion & Faith - 27 Feb 2012

The secular world today trembles and shudders at the sight of Rick Santorum speaking on good and evil at Ave Maria University in Florida in 2008. Santorum’s statement came 25 years after another much-maligned social conservative, Ronald Reagan, delivered a …

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