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BY PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Before I write this defense of Donald Trump in Poland, let me remind readers—from the right and the left—that I come to this subject with some credibility. Not only have I written many articles and even books on the likes of John...
BY PAUL G. KENGOR Take in something lasting and satisfying this summer. Take a look at Mark Levin’s new book, Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of Progressivism. The latter half of the title will draw eyes right away. Glancing the table of contents, I almost jumped straight ahead to the chapters on...
BY PAUL G. KENGOR Last year, “socialism” was the most looked-up word at Merriam-Webster.com. That is hardly a surprise. It clearly reflects growing interest, especially with the remarkable surge of lifetime socialist Bernie Sanders, who won a pile of states in pursuing the Democratic Party presidential nomination. He earned over...
BY PAUL G. KENGOR One of the most brilliant, influential Catholic intellectuals of the past half century has died at age 83. He was Michael Novak, theologian, philosopher, and gentleman—truly, a gentle man. I had the privilege to know Michael well. One of the great, undeserved honors of my life was...
BY PAUL G. KENGOR In a stunning moment in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a staunch supporter of so-called “abortion rights,” took umbrage with one of Gorsuch’s previous written statements. As Feinstein described it, “He believes there are no exceptions to the principle...
BY PAUL G. KENGOR The ability of the communist left to consistently mislead and use an ever-wider group of people never ceases to amaze. I wrote a few weeks ago about the Women’s March, a shocking display of vulgarity that erupted after the Trump inaugural in January, where none other than...
PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES Many of Donald Trump’s supporters have compared him to Ronald Reagan. It is quite instructive that Trump himself picked up the 1980 Reagan campaign slogan, “Let’s Make America Great Again.” Trump speaks positively of Ronald Reagan, and, like Reagan, claims to be...
BY PAUL G. KENGOR The 2016 presidential race, like all presidential races, has raised questions and controversies regarding the religious faiths of the candidates. Donald Trump’s beliefs have been questioned, as were Ted Cruz’s. And trying to pin down Bernie Sanders’ views on God is very difficult. But that said,...
BY PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Back during Memorial Day 2014, I wrote a piece on five brothers who served in World War II. I was impressed by the Bailey boys, from my neck of the woods in Western Pennsylvania, and still am. Imagine my surprise when...
PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES In what is being embraced by Hillary Clinton as the highest praise, Planned Parenthood, America’s longtime leading provider of abortion, is enthusiastically endorsing Clinton as president. Clinton can boast the first-ever endorsement of a candidate in a presidential primary in the century-long...
PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES A few days before Christmas, I checked the schedule for Turner Classic Movies, one of the few TV channels I watch. I was looking for Christmas movies, maybe the 1938 Reginald Owen version of “A Christmas Carol” or something like that—something for...
PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES William P. Clark died two years ago last month. When he passed, I wrote a tribute at The American Spectator, aptly titled “Bill Clark’s Divine Plan.” For those unfamiliar with Judge Clark, he was, simply put, Ronald Reagan’s architect for the takedown of...
PAUL G. KENGOR, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Margaret Sanger is a saint in the feminist church. She is a charter member of the progressive hall of fame. Liberals revere this woman who preached “race improvement” and denounced what she called “human weeds,” “morons,” “idiots,” “imbeciles,” and the “dead weight...
PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES “I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.” So declared Larry Flynt, founder of the Hustler magazine empire that has made millions photographing nude women. Flynt proffered his enthusiastic endorsement in an interview with Bloomberg. Flynt’s endorsement of Mrs. Clinton, a feminist icon, is ripe...
Center for Vision and Values Q & A with Dr. Paul Kengor PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES V&V: Dr. Kengor, picking up from our previous interview on your new book, "Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage,” briefly recap your thesis...
Center for Vision and Values Q & A with Dr. Paul Kengor PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES V&V: Dr. Kengor, picking up from our previous interview on your new book, "Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage,” briefly recap your thesis...
  Frank Davis, Communist Party no. 47544 PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the American Spectator, February 22, 2015. Rudy Giuliani is being roundly criticized for several recent statements he has made about President Barack Obama, including the claim that Obama in his...
  Frank Davis, Communist Party no. 47544 PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the American Spectator, February 22, 2015. Rudy Giuliani is being roundly criticized for several recent statements he has made about President Barack Obama, including the claim that Obama in his...
PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Every Memorial Day I attend a parade in the little town of Mercer, Pa. It’s pure Americana: flags, kids, the snow-cone stand, marching bands, local clubs and rotaries, and veterans of wars past processing down the street. Every year, one exhibit always...
PAUL G. KENGOR, THE CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Few subjects have been as addled, muddled, and befuddled as the issue of communist penetration of the American film industry. Thanks to liberals and their control of Hollywood, media, and academia, the typical take is that Hollywood in the 1940s was...