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How Government Destroys Cities

, Malcolm A. Kline

Academics have long vexed over urban studies, putting the flight out of major cities down to everything from technology to racism. Yet and still, in the last half century, “some cities were not declining despite…

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Academic Bias on Human Rights

, Malcolm A. Kline

Academics have made a cottage industry of their concern over human rights but their consciousness gets raised pretty selectively. “In August, Yale University announced a new undergraduate program in human rights,” Eric A. Posner wrote…

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Gruber-ing Through November

, Roger Aronoff

In recent days the Obama administration has attempted to separate itself from MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber’s comments regarding the torturous way that Obamacare was written, and the “stupidity of the American voter.” Not to let…

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Crapitalism: A Book Review of Crony Capitalists

, Spencer Irvine

Jason Mattera, a New York Times best-selling author and well-known for his interviews with less-than-reputable political figures in Washington, D.C., has written a new book entitled, Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars….

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Teachable Moment on Israel

, Malcolm A. Kline

A pair of activists in the state of Washington are promoting an anti-Israel curriculum that high school social studies teachers are considering adopting. Ed Mast and Linda Bevis, of the Palestine Solidarity Committee, have developed…

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MLA’s Canada Health Care Guide

, Malcolm A. Kline

Next year, thousands of English professors head to Vancouver for the annual Modern Language Association (MLA) convention. Let’s hope they stay healthy so they don’t get to use the type of national health care they’ve…

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