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This weekend, Dr. Richard Jewell, outgoing President of Grove City College, stands in as guest host for Glen Meakem. Dick talks with Dr. Stu Sutin (Professor of Education at the University of Pittsburgh) about the coming crisis stemming from the ever increasing costs of a college and university education. Dick also talks with Dr. Paul Kengor (Executive Director of the Center for Vision and Values and author of the new book “11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative”) and Dr. Kiron Skinner (Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and author of the book, “In Reagan’s Own Voice“) about the principles of a Reagan Conservative.
As posted at The Center for Vision and Values
By Dr. Earl Tilford
During the 2012 presidential campaign President Obama repeatedly boasted, “Osama bin Laden is dead and Al-Qaeda is on the run.” He is right on both counts: bin Laden is gone and Al-Qaeda runs stronger than ever. The latest Al-Qaeda iteration, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), conceived by Al-Qaeda in Iraq during the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom, gained strength and experience fighting in the Syrian civil war, a conflict President Obama avoided by dubbing possible intervention as “doing stupid stuff.”
Today, ISIS fields an estimated 50,000 jihadist fighters (equivalent to more than two U.S. Army divisions) who are fanatically committed to an aggressive extremist agenda. In June 2014, six months after President Obama dubbed ISIS a “junior varsity” among terrorist groups, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate from western Syria to the Kurdish regions of northern Iraq and south to the outskirts of Baghdad. Now, al-Baghdadi ranks with Al-Qaeda leader Aman al-Zawahiri at the top of the U.S. most wanted terrorist list. Read more »