Are Today’s Progressives Actually Totalitarians?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Better Government |

By Ralph Benko Possibly the most powerful, and dangerous, euphemism in politics today is “progressive.” This writer has many cherished progressive friends.  He considers them beautiful… but, often, misguided. Yet perhaps they are more “guided” than he has supposed. Perhaps progressives, many of them, are precision guided.  A pattern is emerging.  That pattern is to assert government control over, well, everything.  Government...

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Constitution 201: Restoring Constitutional Government

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Better Government, Blog |

By Stephen Zierak This lesson is taught by Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College.  Under Dr. Arnn’s leadership, Hillsdale established the Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, DC.  At Hillsdale, Dr. Arnn combines administration duties with teaching.  The subjects of his courses include Aristotle, Winston Churchill, and the American Constitution.  Dr. Arnn is on the Board of Directors of both the...

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Constitution 201: Case Study—Religious Liberty in the Administrative State

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Better Government, Blog |

By Stephen Zierak This lesson is taught by Dr. Thomas West, the Paul & Dawn Potter Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College.  Dr. West has taught at Hillsdale since 2011, and from 1974-2011 at the University of Dallas.  His courses on American politics include the U.S. Constitution, civil rights, foreign policy, and the political thought of the American Founding.  He also teaches political philosophy, with a focus on Aquinas, Locke, and...

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Constitution 201: Post 1960’s Progressivism

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Better Government, Blog |

By Stephen Zierak This lesson is taught by Dr. John Grant, Assistant Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College.  Dr. Grant teaches courses in early modern political philosophy and American political thought.  He received his BA from Eureka College, and his MA and PhD in Politics from the University of Dallas.  Dr. Grant’s research interests include natural law tradition, American foreign policy, and the relationship between theology and...

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Constitution 201: The Transformation of America’s Political Institutions

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Better Government, Blog |

By Stephen Zierak This lesson is taught by Dr. Kevin Portteus, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, and faculty advisor for Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program.  Dr. Portteus teaches courses in American political thought, and American political institutions.  He is also a visiting graduate faculty member at Ashland University.  Dr. Portteus’ book, Executive Details:  Public Administration and American...

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