Faculty Lounge

UN-Prepared Girl Scouts

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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.

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Semester At Sea

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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.

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Evolution Echo

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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.

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Ivory Tower Conundrum

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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.

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Another Use For Reconciliation

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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.

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