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Gay Marriage on the Rocks

, Malcolm A. Kline

Outside of academia, even gay marriage supporters are dubious about the Supreme Court’s legal logic in legalizing it. “When I read Justice Kennedy’s decision, I wanted to embroider it on a pillow but wondered if…

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Counter-BDS Movement Has a Good Month

, Diane Kunz

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on the Louis B. Brandeis Center website. Last week the British government issued guidance banning local government and public sector Boycott Divestment and Sanction (BDS) actions toward any country…

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Ethnic Studies Boosts GPAs

, Malcolm A. Kline

Education School researchers at Stanford found that ethnic studies courses boost grades and attendance. Apparently, it never occurred to them to ask what exactly the students learn in them. “New research shows gains in attendance…

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Right Turn in Academe?

, Malcolm A. Kline

A writer from The New Yorker actually noticed a political bias in academe: She claims it tilts right. Actually, Jane Mayer’s article, “How a Handful of Wealthy Reactionaries Tugged Academe to the Right,” which appeared…

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Defending Our republican Constitution

, Spencer Irvine

Randy Barnett, the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, and an author of eleven books, has a book that should be…

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Remembering Josiah Henson

, Spencer Irvine

Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth are well-known former slaves and abolitionists in pre-American Civil War history, but Josiah Henson has been seemingly forgotten by history. At the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference held in the Maryland…

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