Recent Articles

Fighting for Free Speech

, Larry Scholer

In a new book, Donald Downs, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, outlines an approach to ridding campuses of political correctness. In Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus, he shifts the focus away from the professors and to the administrators.

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Dominion Brain Drain

, Malcolm A. Kline

The Democratic governor of Virginia and the top Republican in that state’s Senate recently agreed on a tax hike to prop up the Old Dominion’s colleges and universities that may turn out to be a multi-billion dollar mistake.

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The Conscience of a Campus Conservative

, John T. Plecnik

Campus conservatives come from every walk of life. The money-hungry, nerdy stereotype of Alex P. Keaton, depicted by actor Michael J. Fox on the popular 80s sitcom “Family Ties,” has never been less germane than it is today.

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Critical Thinking Meltdown

, Bob Parks

Colleges celebrate the notion that their campuses are a forum for the free expression of ideas. Now while that be a noble goal, from all appearances, that seems to be far from reality today.

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Diversity Deconstructed

, Malcolm A. Kline

Texas A & M is something of a novelty in academia. The university’s president, Robert M. Gates, is one of the rare retired cabinet officials from a Republican presidential administration to hold a decisive academic position.

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School Stops Presses

, Matthew Olav Messerschmidt and Tyler Whitney

A Michigan high school forbids conservative students from distributing a newspaper. Two of the students tell their story.

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Recent Articles

Fluke At Georgetown

, Malcolm A. Kline

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who challenged the Catholic university’s right to refuse to provide contraceptives in its insurance coverage, is still attempting to get the Jesuit school to change its policy.

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Shari’a’s War On Women

, Malcolm A. Kline

There is a war on women but it is not being perpetrated by the Catholic Church. Rather, the religious aggression comes from an aspect of radical Islam that textbooks treat with respect, if they address it at all.

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Digging More College Debt

, Malcolm A. Kline

Both presidential candidates have endorsed making more money available for college loans. They may want to contemplate whether they are solving a crisis or contributing to one.

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Skating On Thin Economics

, Malcolm A. Kline

A free market economist, and an academic no less, shows how the best lessons on how economics works frequently are learned outside the academy, and references two economists not given enough class time in most academies.

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Education: Man vs. Machine

, Malcolm A. Kline

In what may be a sad commentary on the state of public education, research shows real-live instructors in a dead heat with computers for the hearts and minds of students.

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The Future of Warfare

, Scott Thormaehlen

Policy makers in Washington are ignoring basic human reality in restructuring the military, a veteran defense analyst who teaches at the U. S. Navy’s post-graduate school claims.

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Academic Straw Man

, Malcolm A. Kline

 

The late James Burnham noted that, “For the Left, the preferred enemy is always on the right.” Academics demonstrate this tendency, even when the cause of the problems they decry may lie on their own side of the political fence.

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