Paul Kengor

Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. His books include Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century and the forthcoming book A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th CenturyHe is a senior editor at The American Spectator.

The Faces and Future of the Democratic Party


Throughout the 2018 campaign season, Democrats, pathologically obsessed with identity politics, were jazzed up about two particular candidates. One, of course, was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who Democrats are slobbering over as their party’s new poster-girl. DNC chair Tom Perez gushes that the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez “represents the future of our party.” What’s fascinating about that is that Ocasio-Cortez […]

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The Clintons vs. The American Spectator


It was 20 years ago this month that the House of Representatives impeached President Bill Clinton. The vote took place December 19, 1998, with two of four articles approved by the House, the first on grounds that Clinton had lied to a grand jury (228-206), and the second on grounds that Clinton had obstructed justice […]

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When Maxine Called President Bush a Racist


“Rep. Waters Labels Bush ‘a Racist,’ Endorses Clinton.” That was the headline in the July 9, 1992 edition of the Los Angeles Times. “Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) Wednesday branded President Bush ‘a racist’ who has ‘polarized the races in this country,’” reported the article. “Waters said she has pledged to support Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign […]

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George H. W. Bush’s Final Words


The final words of President George H. W. Bush tell us a lot about the kind of man he was, and especially the kind of father he was. At 94 years old and ailing from Parkinson’s and the pains of old age, Bush said he was ready to go. He told his family he wanted […]

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A Godless Thanksgiving


Every year at Thanksgiving I trek into Barnes & Noble for an annual ritual of self-mortification. I go to the children’s section and glimpse at the offerings for Thanksgiving. It never ceases to be a painful experience. A friend of mine works in that section, stocking the latest catalogue of books that the corporate folks […]

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Progressive Nationalists… When Leftists Love Nationalism


“The true nationalists and patriots were progressives — and environmentalists.” So declared an August 2015 article at the website of Think Progress, founded by the Center for American Progress, citadel of the progressive-liberal left. Back then, nationalism was good to progressives. Now, with Donald Trump having bothered to weigh in, nationalism is bad to progressives. In fact, […]

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The Democrats’ Shameless Political Pandering


Politicians pander. Political parties pander. I’d never assert that the GOP is pure and holy. And yet, what we’re seeing from the Democratic Party in 2018, on the eve of next week’s midterms, is shameless political pandering, period. Yes, liberals, I know that flies in the face of your narrative, and headlines like the one […]

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Death at the Tree of Life Synagogue


“Pray for us, I will call you later.” That was the text message we received from our 16-year-old daughter at 10:16 a.m. on Saturday morning as we drove down Liberty Avenue toward Pittsburgh’s Strip District. My wife called her immediately. “Are you okay? Were you in an accident? What’s happening?” I heard a gasp from […]

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‘On Your Marx’: Marxist Idiocy at NYU


I recently wrote about the Karl Marx bicentennial birthday bash being celebrated throughout 2018 at Carnegie Mellon University. There, at an annual tuition cost of $61,541 (not including room and board), students can bask in lectures like “Why Marx Now,” “How Marx Now,” and the utterly unmissable “The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory, and Marxism at the Intersection,” […]

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Believe Emmett Till


The “Believe Women” movement started with a commendable goal, namely, to take women seriously when they charge that they’ve been sexually harassed. But now, in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh spectacle, and the uncorroborated charges made against him by Christine Blasey Ford — uncorroborated by the very witnesses Ford herself named and the FBI […]

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