Paul Kengor

Death by Fidel

 

Fidel Castro is dead. To say those words is so strange. I’ve never known a moment when he wasn’t alive. Castro came to power seven years before I was born, and I’m almost 50. I’ve been lecturing on the man every fall semester for 20 years, spending two or three weeks on him, his ideology, […]

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Communists and Socialists Going Bonkers Over Trump

 

If you’re in the mood for a little levity this weekend, take a gander at the websites of Communist Party USA, People’s World, and the Democratic Socialists of America (among other leftists-in-arms), where they are going absolutely bonkers over Donald Trump’s big win. To say that these comrades had been ready for Hillary is an […]

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Trump’s Stunning Victory — and Stunning Reality

 

Donald Trump’s victory was stunning. It is a shocking historical accomplishment. It is an absolute game-changer. Congrats, congrats, and congrats to The Donald and his team. I am personally thrilled — could not be happier — that Hillary Clinton will not be our next president. One of my main reasons (I had many, and still […]

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Tom Hayden: From SDS and Viet Cong to Progressives for Obama

 

Tom Hayden, the Vietnam War protester and SDS founder, died this past weekend at age 76. Hayden’s journey was in many ways tragic. Born December 1939 in the Detroit suburbs, he was not, unlike many radical leaders, a red-diaper baby. His parents were Irish Catholics who named him after St. Thomas Aquinas and sent him […]

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Hillary’s Abortion Doctor

 

When asked in the last presidential debate what she wanted in a Supreme Court justice, Hillary Clinton did not hesitate to go to abortion. “I want a Supreme Court that will stick with Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose,” affirmed Mrs. Clinton, to no one’s surprise. There is nothing more sacrosanct to […]

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Herb Meyer: Prophet of Optimism

 

As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate everything from the Russians to fighting ISIS, they might want to pause to consider a special briefing from someone who truly knows what he’s talking about, someone who played a vital role in defeating our previous great enemy — Soviet communism. His name is Herb Meyer, and he […]

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Why Didn’t Trump Mention Monica?

 

In Monday’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton wrapped up with some parting shots at Donald Trump for his degrading statements toward women. For Hillary, it was low-hanging fruit. If looking to smack-down Donald Trump for an offensive statement or two toward women, the options are vast, a veritable harvest of rich opportunities. Reach into the grab-bag […]

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Did Barack Obama Vote Communist in 1980?

 

A fascinating tidbit was reported by CNN: Barack Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, recently reminisced about being asked a standard question for a security clearance in his early days applying to the agency: Had he ever worked with or for a group that was dedicated to overthrowing the United States of America? Of course, one […]

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Remembering Monica and Mr. ‘Sensual’

 

“Soooo sensual…. I mean, he’s just so sensual!” — Monica Lewinsky to Barbara Walters on her relationship with Bill Clinton It was this time 18 years ago, September 1998, that a media circus erupted over the release of the Starr Report disclosing President Bill Clinton’s scandalous escapades with a White House intern who served as […]

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The 2,000-Year War: Two Millennia (and Counting) of Killing Christians

 

Tried by Fire: The Story of Christianity’s First Thousand Years William J. Bennett (Thomas Nelson, 496 pages, 32.99) For decades Bill Bennett has cobbled together books of significant value for a Western world gone increasingly barking mad. Whether writing about the lost art of virtue, morality, manhood, heroes, or America as the last best hope, […]

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