Apparently the Girl Scouts have decided to modernize their age-old motto: Be Prepared. “The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations this week where Planned Parenthood was allowed to distribute a brochure entitled ‘Healthy, Happy and Hot,’” Terrence McKeegan of the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute reported on March 11, 2010.
Once again, university researchers have gone to great lengths, and expense, to learn something that less credentialed Americans have known for generations.
Students hankering for that first trip abroad who have been told ad nauseam that other countries hate America need to learn a more accurate and relevant lesson: Perhaps for the first time in American history, natives of other lands hate American currency.
Creationism is often seen as a non-scientific theory in academia and among their liberal press counterparts, so it is not surprising that a recent Associated Press article takes aim at two homeschooling textbooks. But, for all the talk about home-schooled evangelicals and religious-themed textbooks, the reporter doesn’t let the audience into the true motivations of the academics he quotes.
With their gift for seeing crises the rest of us cannot visualize, colleges and universities continue to believe in global warming, even while naysayers multiply outside of academia swayed merely by the lack of evidence for it
Former Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said that “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” But some in the ivory tower would prefer that the sunlight of transparency not shine too brightly into the classroom.
A number of years ago, former congressman John LeBoutellier wrote a book about his alma mater which he titled Harvard Hates America. The thesis is worth revisiting.
My column today deals with media coverage of the Keep America Safe “Who are the Al Qaeda 7?” ad and the Yemen connections between the Little Rock, Fort Hood and Christmas Day attacks. For an alternate perspective, Pepperdine University’s Ken Starr recently appeared on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown (with a guest host).
The last Republican president and his Democratic successor both graduated from schools within Harvard University and that should probably be a literal red flag.
While the Obama Administration and Democratic Congressional leadership consider using reconciliation as a means to pass their health care bill, multiple sources suggest that this procedure could also be used to push through the student loan bill in conjunction with ObamaCare.