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Academic Freedom under Fire at Marquette

, Malcolm A. Kline

To its undying credit, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has questioned whether the academic freedom of a Catholic professor at a Jesuit university was violated. “Dr. John McAdams, associate professor of political science…

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Liberals Support Citizens United

, Spencer Irvine

Liberals do not understand that the Citizens United v FEC Supreme Court decision is actually a good for free speech and the First Amendment, visiting liberals at the Cato Institute said. Citizens United allowed a…

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Al Jazeera Makes an Appearance at the MLA

, Spencer Irvine

Haidar Eid, an associate professor at al-Aqsa University in the Gaza Strip, who also has a blog with Al Jazeera, pre-recorded his remarks to the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Vancouver, Canada. Eid apologized…

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MLA Out of Touch with Reality

, Spencer Irvine

At the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Vancouver, Canada, the degree to which many professors are divorced from reality was brought into sharp focus. Few panels at the conference that draws thousands of English…

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Teachers Support School Choice

, Malcolm A. Kline

More than half of American teachers support school choice, a Democratic pollster said at the National Press Club on January 22, 2015. “Fifty-five percent of teachers support the concept of school choice,” Debbie Beck said….

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When MLA gets Religion Wrong

, Spencer Irvine

When professors do pay attention to religion, they usually get it wrong. “Conservatives would rather have [social welfare] provided by religious organizations, which is incompatible with other aspects of Catholic social teaching,” Robin Sowards, an…

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Free Speech Confusion at the MLA

, Spencer Irvine

The academically free have different ideas of what free speech means than the rest of us do. At the Modern Language Association’s 2015 convention in Vancouver, Canada, Rosaura Sanchez [pictured above at a protest], a…

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