Recent Articles

Extortion of Good News Club

, Mathew D. Staver

School districts may not charge discriminatory fees to Christian groups for using school facilities just because they have a religious affiliation. Equal access under the First Amendment means equal treatment across the board.

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Fallacious Academic Question

, George C. Leef

Paul Krugman is a columnist who never passes up an opportunity to throw jabs at those Americans whom he dislikes, a set that comprises anyone who doesn’t accept his big-government philosophy.

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Cockeyed Payout

, Bob Parks

The City of Boston will soon announce a settlement with the family of Victoria Snelgrove, the Emerson College student who was killed by a pepper pellet shot following the ALCS.

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Elementary Excuses

, Malcolm A. Kline

If school boards across the country find themselves at war with parents, they might be under siege because of the bullseye that they have metaphorically painted on their backs.

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Bucknell Bends Left

, Matt Gabler

Bucknell Women’s Resource Center director Molly Dragiewicz was offered the chance to co-sponsor a speech by American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers. Dragiewicz responded by smearing Sommers as “opposed to gender equity” and lacking in “intellectual integrity.”

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CINO No More?

, Malcolm A. Kline

The elevation of Pope Benedict XVI to the Papal Suite at the Vatican might give some of America’s Catholic colleges and universities the chance to be more than Catholic in Name Only.

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Bruins Blame Israel First

, Jennifer Dekel

Last week UCLA’s Muslim Student Association and United Arab Society sponsored their annual “Justice for Palestine Week,” a four-day anti-Israel lecture series and poster exhibit.

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Environmentally Correct

, Malcolm A. Kline

Although he still considers himself an environmentalist, law professor David Schoenbrod’s embrace of free market approaches to protecting the environment are viewed with suspicion in the halls of higher education.

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Recent Articles

Threatened Traditions

, Kristin Theresa Jaroma

The greatest writers and critics get ironically short shrift at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting so it is worthy of note when they get their due.

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Literary Math @ MLA

, Kristin Theresa Jaroma

While it is undoubtedly good to reflect upon great literature and works of art, applying mathematical equations to them might be a bit much.

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MLA doing Iran’s Bidding

, Spencer Irvine

Although the title of a panel at the Modern Language Association indicated it would be a forum for dissident Iranian artists, the panelists made few claims that the dictatorship there might dispute.

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Are MOOCs the Future?

, Spencer Irvine

Professors from Stanford, Brigham Young University and University of Colorado at Boulder claimed that massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, are not a threat to their profession, while simultaneously showing their colleagues how they could get in on the action.

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Flawed History @ MLA

, Spencer Irvine

Perhaps one of the unfortunate byproducts of the lumping together of English and History under the rubric “Humanities” is that English professors start to think of themselves as historians. When they try to be, they prove that they are not.

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