Recent Articles

Fear and Loathing at UNLV

, Malcolm A. Kline

The experience of Larry Summers at Harvard University shows the penalties paid by academics who are factually accurate but politically incorrect, even when they are liberal Democrats. Imagine what would happen if they were libertarians.

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Desperate Classrooms

, Larry Scholer

The higher education establishment now shares the mores of popular culture—as seen in Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City and reality shows like Who Wants to Marry My Dad? —and has turned them from bawdy entertainment to theory, according to a new report from the Independent Women’s Forum.

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Africa Explained, Finally

, Malcolm A. Kline

One of the few genuine academic experts on African Studies has explained the problems that plague that continent, such as famine and civil war, in great clarity in numerous books and articles, but his message has not been particularly welcome in academia.

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Mental Health Meltdown

, Larry Scholer

A California community college professor recently made headlines when a student alleged that the professor encouraged him to seek counseling due to a patriotic term paper. Legislators and health advocates fear a new presidential initiative may make similar scenarios commonplace in public schools across the country.

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Crimson Tidal Wave

, Deborah Lambert

The complete transcript of Harvard prez Lawrence Summers’s speech containing his controversial remarks about gender differences has now been released. But whether this helps or hurts his career is still a matter of opinion.

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Recent Articles

The Death of Dialogue

, Christopher Manion

It’s been four long years since Notre Dame welcomed Barack Obama to campus, awarding him an honorary degree and the opportunity to address the graduating class of 2009.

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North Korea’s Family Business

, Isabel Mittelstadt

It’s not unusual for businesses to pass from father to son. But when it comes to the Kim family of North Korea, it’s more than passing down a business – it’s about passing down a dynasty.

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Rummy’s Rules

, Isabel Mittelstadt

Former White House Chief of Staff, Congressman, and two-time Secretary of Defense
Donald Rumsfeld has chosen to share his “leadership lessons in business, politics, war, and life” with the rest of the world in his new book.

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UB Faculty Opposes Choice

, Ali Swee

A full-out attack on the University of Buffalo Students for Life has been launched, by faculty members.  It turns out they are only pro-choice when their own viewpoint is chosen.

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What NCLB Left Behind

, Isabel Mittelstadt

A recent report released by the American Enterprise Institute reveals both the achievements and failures of the No Child Left Behind Act, while outlining needed changes for future education-based legislation.

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