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.

Moscow’s Presidential Jackasses and Bootlickers

 

Senator John McCain described the Trump-Putin press conference in Helsinki as “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.” “No prior president,” insisted McCain, “has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant.” Easy there, senator. Your knowledge of meetings between American presidents and Moscow tyrants is apparently quite limited. Plenty […]

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We’re All Cold Warriors Now

 

Nancy Pelosi wakes up every day wondering what the Russkies are up to. “Every single day,” tweeted the San Francisco-Democrat-turned-Cold Warrior, “I find myself asking: what do the Russians have on @realDonaldTrump personally, financially, & politically? The answer to that question is that only thing that explains his behavior & his refusal to stand up to […]

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Amy Coney Barrett vs. Ruth Bader Ginsburg…

 

“Frankly,” said Ruth Bader Ginsburg in July 2009, “I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion.” The great added […]

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What Happened in Helsinki

 

Presidents Trump and Putin have announced the site for their first summit meeting: Helsinki. It’s a dubious choice, a place of bad history between American statesmen and Russian thugs. Hopefully it’s not a bad omen for Donald Trump. If Trump wants to nix perceptions that he’s soft on the Kremlin and vulnerable to deception and […]

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Anthony Kennedy: Reagan’s Worst Mistake

 

The year was 1987. It was fall. It was November 11. It had been a tough year for President Ronald Reagan. Liberals were going bonkers with Iran-Contra as a hopeful tool to destroy a great president on the verge of winning the Cold War. The media was dubbing Iran-Contra the worst mistake of Reagan’s presidency. It […]

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Hillary’s Hypocrisy …

 

On Friday, Hillary Clinton rounded out a striking week of moral hypocrisy. After starting the week excoriating Donald Trump’s “horrific” policy toward children of illegal immigrants, she ended the week praising Ireland for legalizing the killing of unborn children. Tears of gratitude filled Hillary’s eyes on Friday as she thanked Irish Millennials for embracing abortion […]

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Remembering Thomas Craughwell, Faithful Storyteller

 

The American Spectator and I lost a friend with the unexpected death last week of Thomas Craughwell. His death, at age 61, came as a big surprise, and we have no details as to the cause. In fact, the way I learned about Tom’s death shows my surprise: I had just received a copy of his […]

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Going Fatherless on Father’s Day

 

When I opened Google this Sunday, I was wished a happy Father’s Day by the mighty search engine’s anonymous powers. It was a sharp change of pace from recent Google greetings celebrating Gay Pride Month. Gay Pride Month, if you somehow haven’t noticed, is this June. It happens to coincide with the Obergefell decision, June 26, […]

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Dupes and Deals with North Korea

 

North Korea has long been not merely a communist state but a Stalinist state. For 70 years, it has been a political-ideological horror show, a nation of persecuted people captive to a totalitarian monarchy. Each of the three Kims who have run this ideological asylum was schooled in propaganda, agitation, manipulation, and disinformation — a skill […]

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On the Politics and Fate of RFK

 

It was 50 years ago, June 5, 1968, that Robert F. Kennedy was shot by a 24-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian immigrant looking to exact revenge upon the New York senator for his support of Israel a year earlier in the Six Day War. “My determination to eliminate R.F.K. is becoming more and more of an unshakable obsession,” […]

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