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The Politics of E15

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON On October 9, President Donald Trump announced that he was lifting the EPA’s ban on summertime sales of E15—a motor fuel...

Ready for Some Good News?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON We are constantly bombarded with bad news. There are disasters, dangers, challenges, and woes. On the political scene, we find perpetual...

Trump on Trade: The Latest on the Tariff Strategy

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON When I commented in March about President Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on imported steel, I was hoping that he would back...

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ A review of the new Mr. Rogers Documentary

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Full disclosure: I have never seen an episode of the long-running PBS children’s show called “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The only reason...

1968: A Year of Lost Innocence

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This weekend, I will celebrate the 50th anniversary of my high school graduation with most of the surviving classmates of the Cranbrook...

Memorial Day Reflections, 2018

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON If there ever was a day in the American calendar that invites reflection, it is Memorial Day. As we pause to...

High-Priced College Textbooks: Uncle Sam to the Rescue 

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON If you are a college student, professor, or bookstore employee, you know how jarringly expensive college textbooks are. It isn’t unusual...

President Trump’s Proposed Tariffs

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to impose tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on imported aluminum is...

Thanksgiving Day thoughts, 2017

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Thanksgiving Day is the traditional American holiday when we are given the opportunity to pause from our normal routines and take...

U.S. Record Levels of Debt — Who Cares?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Do you remember the band Chicago’s 1970 single, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” I thought of it the...

1967 and “The Summer of Love:” A Half-Century Later

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON For the baby-boomer generation (or at least the counterculture segment within it) the summer of 1967 became known as The Summer...

Remembering Mary Sennholz

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Mary Sennholz—a Grove City College legend and the widow of another GCC legend—passed away peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning....

Remembering Three Great Athletes (and the Way Sports Used To Be)

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON May was a poignant month for those of us who were avid Detroit sports fans in the late ‘50s and early...

Mark Zukerberg’s Call for a Universal Basic Income

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s Commencement speech at Harvard made a big splash. It was a warm-hearted, encouraging, interesting address,...

Medicine that Hurts

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The Republican-proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) that the House of Representatives is expected to vote on this Thursday has been...

Obama’s Shocking Historically Weak Economic Performance

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON On January 27, the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of only 1.9 percent for...

President Obama’s Parting Economic Shots

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON President Barack Obama’s executive actions during the two and a half months of his lame duck, post-election time in office provide...

Trading Votes Across State Lines Is Another Assault On Our Constitutional Order

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This article first appeared in TheBlaze.com, several days before the election. As things have panned out, Mark Hendrickson was right on...

Three Cheers for Trade and None for TPP

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Last month, retired Rep. John Linder wrote a clear-headed article about the benefits of trade. A week-and-a-half later, FedEx founder and CEO, Frederick...

Why Should Ethan Couch Get a ‘Mulligan’ for Manslaughter?

BY MARK HENDRICKSON The “affluenza” family is back in the news again. We first learned about the Couch family from Texas in the winter of 2013-2014...