Seven Brothers? A Remarkable World War II Story

By Dr. Paul Kengor As posted at The Center for Vision and Values This time last year I did a commentary on five brothers who served in World War II. Very impressive. Imagine my surprise when someone who caught the commentary sent me a package with this note: “Dear Professor Kengor: Your [commentary] about the […]

Memorial Day: Remembering Loyce Deen of Altus, Oklahoma

As Posted at The Center for Vision and Values By Dr. Mark Hendrickson I’ve written in the past about how my Pop carried with him a haunting memory from his time aboard the aircraft carrier Essex in World War II. Anti-aircraft fire had killed a turret gunner during a sortie. Pop, whose job it was […]

“It Was a Real Killing Field”—Remembering Iwo Jima

By Dr. Paul Kengor As posted at The Center for Vision and Values On February 19, 1945, 20-year-old Bill Young of Mooresville, North Carolina, disembarked an LST on a miserable hunk of black rock called Iwo Jima. He was part of a 75-mile-long convoy of ships preparing to dislodge the Japanese from this volcanic remnant […]

2015-02-05 Meakem Minute – destroying VA reforms

[display_podcast]   Glen Meakem is a successful technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and conservative talk radio show host, who offers information and insights on how individuals, our states, and our nation can be more successful. Glen’s unique perspective has been shaped by his experiences as founder, chairman and CEO of the B2B internet success Freemarkets Inc – which he founded in 1995, […]

Dropping in on the Veteran Down the Street

As posted at The Center for Vision and Values By Dr. Paul Kengor A few weeks ago, I dropped in on Russ Post, an 89-year-old war veteran who happens to live on my street. What followed was a memorable Saturday afternoon, as Russ took my teenage son and me on a roller coaster ride from […]

To America’s Lions: Thank You for Your Service

As posted at The Center for Vision and Values It took some time for the nation to appreciate the services offered and sacrifices endured by men and women who served during the Vietnam War. In addition to 58,000 deaths, there remains the enduring physical and psychological trauma experienced by many Vietnam veterans. Those of us […]

2014-09-18 Meakem Minute – ground troops

[display_podcast]   Glen Meakem is a successful technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and conservative talk radio show host, who offers information and insights on how individuals, our states, and our nation can be more successful. Glen’s unique perspective has been shaped by his experiences as founder, chairman and CEO of the B2B internet success Freemarkets Inc […]

The Strategic Imperative of ISIS: Deal with it Now or Die by it Later

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 […]

Daddy, daddy, are you OK?

Editor’s note: In this sentimental article, Dr. Gary Welton shares a personal moment and reflects how his father has impacted his life. As posted at The Center for Vision and Values I took my first CPR course as a young adult, as required by my employer. I had taken an entry level job as a […]

2014-05-31 Guest Host Dr. Paul Kengor

[display_podcast] This weekend, Dr. Paul Kengor (Executive Director of the Center for Vision and Values) stands in proudly for Glen.  Paul talks about the VA scandal with Economist and Grove City College Professor Dr. Mark Hendrickson.  Paul also talks with Veteran Ted Walters.  Ted had 7 brothers who served in World War II.  Finally, Glen […]