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Ashbrook Teacher Uses Unique Background to Share Her Passion for America

Recent studies have shown that we are a nation quickly losing touch with our history and our founding principles. Through our Rediscovering America Initiative, Ashbrook is addressing this civic illiteracy problem with the help of our corps of more than … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar’s Study Abroad Provides Strong Foundation for Thesis and Post-Graduate Internship

Ashbrook Scholar graduate Brooke Branson used her undergraduate studies to follow her curiosity about the world while testing her own potential. Majoring in International Political Studies and minoring in economics was ambitious. Choosing to attend AU as an Ashbrook Scholar … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: Obama’s executive actions risk constitutional integrity

This op-ed was originally published in the Orlando Sentinel on January 29th. By: Jeffrey Sikkenga Nowadays, immigration is about the hottest of political hot buttons. Proponents and opponents are deeply entrenched, making consensus difficult. Saying he was tired of “gridlock,” … Continue reading »

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Executive Director Reappointed to Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission

Ashbrook Center Executive Director Roger Beckett has been reappointed to the Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission as one of the 20 public members at its meeting in January. Beckett is the chair of the Public Education and Information Committee. He also … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: Hamilton Is A Hit On Broadway, But Not In The Classroom

This op. ed originally appeared on Forbes on January 29, 2016. BY DAVID DAVENPORT One of the reported crises of the recent East Coast blizzard was the cancellation of two showings of the hip hop musical “Hamilton,” which is the … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: Stand Up for Free Speech on Bill of Rights Day

This op. ed originally appeared in National Review on December 15, 2015. BY DAVID TUCKER It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 50 years since the student-led protests at the University of California, Berkeley — known today as the “Free … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: What Will Your Kids Study on Bill of Rights Day?

This op. ed was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on December 15, 2015. BY ROGER L. BECKETT Today is Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the day in 1791 when the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: We’re failing American students by failing to teach them properly

This op. ed was originally published in the Connecticut Post on December 15, 2015. BY: ROGER L. BECKETT Here’s a simple three-part quiz: What’s Bill of Rights Day, when is it observed, and why was it created? The answers: Bill … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Board Welcomes Experience and Ideas of Scholar Alum Mindy McLaughlin

Mindy McLaughlin has joined Ashbrook’s Board as its alumni representative. A 2001 graduate of the Scholar program, McLaughlin pursued a political career after graduation. She worked on George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential election campaign, afterwards serving on the White House … Continue reading »

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Local PA teachers help create new “Religion in America” website

This article originally appeared in The Almanac on December 7, 2015. Luke Laboda (Ashbrook Scholar Class of 2004) of Upper St. Clair High School was one of two Pennsylvania teachers recognized for his contribution to a new educational website designed … Continue reading »

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