Mark W. Hendrickson

Old Wisdom Applied to Current Spending Proposals

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON This will sound like the start of a bad joke, but please bear with me: What do Everett Dirksen, Otto von...

Erasing Thomas Jefferson: Ignorance of Historical Context

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Recently, I wrote an article about the removal of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” from two famous American sports venues on...

What’s Wrong With Reparations?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON David Brooks of The New York Times has now jumped on the bandwagon, writing “The Case for Reparations.” The idea of paying...

Open Letter to a Journalist About His Paper’s Position on Climate Change

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Mark Trumbull, Staff Reporter The Christian Science Monitor Boston, MA 02115 Dear Mr. Trumbull, Last month, in your introductory remarks to The Christian Science Monitor...

Tinkering With the Voting Age

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Earlier in March, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) proposed an amendment to H.R. 1—the Democrats’ ambitious attempt to “expand Americans’ access to the ballot...

Climate-Change Politics – Part 3

It's the enviro-fascists versus free speech and science BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON I wrote in my previous column that environmentalists are exploiting the climate-change issue to promote an...

The End Game of Climate Change: Socialism – Part 2

Climate change isn't about the environment BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON I discussed in my previous column some of the scientific issues pertaining to the climate change...

The IPCC’s Latest Scare Story – Part 1

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Editor's note: This article first appeared in TheEpochTimes.com on October 17, 2018 On Oct. 18, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),...

The Green New Deal Plus Modern Monetary Theory = Socialism

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Thank you, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Green New Deal (GND) she has unveiled is most illuminating. It is now unmistakably clear...

The Role of Respect in Education

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Respect for others is the key to social harmony and a functioning democracy. It is a check on willfulness and selfishness,...

The Folly of Minimum Wage Laws

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has proposed raising the legal minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, 2019, and then an additional...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Force to be Reckoned With

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Whatever else you may think of her, first-time Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is a great American success story. Hers is a...

‘Justice’ Is the Word of the Year, and ‘Social Justice’ Is Its Orwellian Opposite

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has declared “justice” its “Word of the Year” for 2018, owing to a 74 percent year-over-year increase in...

Remembering Soviet Dissidents and the Weaponization of Psychiatry

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The New York Times obituary opened with a simple recitation of facts: “Zhores A. Medvedev, the Soviet biologist, writer and dissident who was...

Spending More on Debt than Defense

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The financial health of the federal government has been deteriorating for decades. Unable to break free from our bipartisan addiction to...

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...