Recent Articles

Exam Angst

, Malcolm A. Kline

From kindergarten to college, no one hates tests more than the students forced to take them, with the possible exception of the schools forced to administer them.

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Academia’s Mission Creep

, George C. Leef

Businesses that diversify into many different markets outside of the one where they’re very good often wind up being mediocre to poor in everything. A university that succumbs to the temptation to expand into areas other than education is apt to have the same result.

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Can Academia Confront Iraq?

, Abraham Taylor

The film challenges extreme but growing ideas such as that of Gordon Feldman, professor at Brandeis University who described terrorism as merely “ways of inflicting revenge on an enemy that seems unable or unwilling to respond to rational pleas for discussion and justice.”

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Barely Civil Rights At UNC And Beyond

, Malcolm A. Kline

When a college professor upbraided a student in an e-mail to the class over that student’s refusal to accept homosexuality in a discussion centered around that topic, the instructor set off a chain reaction that led to a federal investigation.

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Fahrenheit 9-11 Torpedoed

, Malcolm A. Kline

The withdrawal of George Mason University’s (GMU) speaking invitation to controversial filmmaker Michael Moore stands out in a school year in which the presidential election gives college professors and administrators the chance to vividly display their partisan biases.

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(X) Free Speech (X)

, Malcolm A. Kline

In this day and age, it is interesting to see what type of free speech that college and universities allow. A survey of some recent cases suggests that they find political statements risky, particularly conservative ones, but pornography fair game.

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Black Rock & The Ivory Tower

, Malcolm A. Kline

Some of the media heavyweights who weighed in on the CBS scandal also moonlight as college professors. Some of these journalists, in turn, remain perplexed about the the story itself.

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Recent Articles

Mind War Games

, Jocelyn Grecko

In his book, Battle for Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat, Michael Widlanski points out how political correctness is hindering the American battle against Islamic terror.

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Lawn-Mowing Myth

, Malcolm A. Kline

“There is a myth that low-skilled immigration is good for the economy and yet in areas where there are no low-skilled workers, their laws get mowed and the dishes in their restaurants get cleaned.”—Barry Chiswick, George Washington University economist at the Cato Institute on April 26, 2012

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Finally, A Useful Degree

, Malcolm A. Kline

While Creative Writing majors are serving coffee and college graduates who majored in various species of “studies” are occupying Wall Street, K Street or any other venue where they can pitch a tent, some institutions are actually offering degrees in fields that look more promising.

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