Authors
Paul Kengor
Paul Kengor
Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., and senior academic fellow at the Center for Vision & Values. Dr. Kengor is author of over a dozen books, including A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism, and Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.
by | Apr 3, 2020

As we watch in great anxiety the rising toll of COVID-19, my mind has turned a number of times to Dr. Jonas Salk. Salk saved humanity from one of the worst scourges of his day: polio. Salk is etched in…

by | Mar 27, 2020

At a time of much national anxiety, we could all use a little levity. For our readers’ amusement, here’s a leap back 35 years ago, to R. Emmett Tyrrell’s legendary column “The Continuing Crisis.” This selection from Tyrrell’s column in…

by | Mar 20, 2020

“These people are bat-crap crazy!” So charges an emailer who regularly buzzes my inbox with litanies against the antics of liberals. I’ve cleaned up the phrase, as the emailer typically opts for the more popular invective form of feces. My…

by | Mar 13, 2020

I was in the car with my daughter on Sunday listening to SiriusXM Radio when I caught an ad for a new Johnny Carson Channel. I jumped at the dial to find it. “I’ve heard of him,” said my curious…

by | Mar 5, 2020

Bad news, Bernie. Really bad news. When billionaire Mike Bloomberg joined the Democrat debate stage two weeks ago in Nevada, a brooding Bernie Sanders looked ready to pounce on him screaming, “Capitalist reptile!” The old codger glanced, grimaced, growled at…

by | Feb 27, 2020

A year ago, in his 2019 State of the Union, Donald Trump vowed, “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be…

by | Feb 15, 2020

“So mayor Pete is a Red Diaper baby! This explains a lot … ” So writes Charlie, a longtime reader of mine and of The American Spectator. Please note that Charlie didn’t call Pete a red, but a red-diaper baby….

by | Feb 8, 2020

Dear Comrades, Thieves in Iowa have tried to sidetrack the revolution with childish bourgeois schemes. The Democratic Party establishment is plotting against us with fat-cat special interests. Like that capitalist reptile Hillary Clinton in 2016, they are the enemies of…

by | Jan 31, 2020

As a presidential historian carefully watching the pursuit by Democrats of President Donald Trump’s scalp, I can’t help but express exasperation at the Democrats’ hypocrisy and their selectivity. Their goal, of course, is to tag Donald Trump with some sort…

by | Jan 24, 2020

The slogan for this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C. is “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.” It’s an appropriate label, as anyone who is part of the pro-life movement knows. The movement is dominated and largely run by women, many of…

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