While the number of literary readers has remained constant since 1982—96 million—fewer Americans, as a percentage, are reading. Currently, not quite 47% of Americans admit to engaging in literary reading in the past year.
During the last week or so, I’ve been contemplating how to continue addressing the whole liberal-indoctrination-in-college thing. Sometimes it gets down to “Whom do you believe?” when a student makes a charge and a professor responds. But as it happens many times in sports, as in life, patterns emerge and the choices become clearer.
I have been asked by a number of news and web-based organizations about my interaction in late November 2004 with a Foothill College student Ahmad al-Qloushi. This is my response.
When President Bush called for “strengthening community colleges” in his State of the Union Address, we pointed out that these grassroots institutions of higher learning may already be as politically biased as their supposedly elite counterparts. What we have learned since seems to bear out a maxim of veteran journalist and author M. Stanton Evans, “No matter how bad you think that things are, they’re worse.”
Just three months after his campaign to become the Vice President of the United States ended, former Senator John Edwards has been given a new job that seems designed to keep him, at least occasionally, in the public eye.
Widely-used sex education courses advertised as “comprehensive” give fleeting tributes to the value of abstaining from sexual intercourse while providing elaborate descriptions of how to practice contraception, a recent study by the Heritage Foundation shows.
Increasing the size of Pell Grants may make college more expensive, according to a new report from the Cato Institute, a Washington, DC think tank.
Two stories on back to back pages in The Daily Pennsylvanian may have more to do with each other than the newspaper’s editor ever imagined.
Though opinions of Ronald Reagan tempered after his death in August, many historians and textbooks continue to diminish his legacy.
News from campuses around the country…