Recent Articles

Democracy Codes

, Larry Scholer

Stefan Braun’s analysis of speech codes in Democracy Off Balance: Freedom of Expression and Hate Propaganda in Canada, is not relevant only to the situation in the author’s country.

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Christmas Makes a Comeback

, Malcolm A. Kline

Although the American Civil Liberties Union and its hand-maidens have been doing their level best to keep the Christmas spirit extinguished, the Catholic League reports that the spirit of the season is alive and well.

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Kwanzaa U

, Malcolm A. Kline

We are reminded in December by television commercials and billboards that this time of year, people not only celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah but also the African feast of Kwanzaa. But how African, or for that matter, how African-American is Kwanzaa?

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Iowa Indoctrination

, Larry Scholer

In order to major in journalism, students must take two prerequisites, one of which is Cultural and Historical Foundations Communication. Those who expect a course in the history of journalism will be disappointed.

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Nittany Nonsense

, Malcolm A. Kline

Penn State alumni urging the school’s president, Graham Spanier, to fire iconic college football coach Joe Paterno over the Nittany Lions recent losses may want to look at a bigger loser in University Park—the academic program.

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Recent Articles

Twilight in Cairo

, Accuracy in Academia

We recap Egyptian human rights activist Cynthia Farahat’s appearance at Accuracy in Academia’s May 2013 author’s night in the latest issue of AIA’s monthly Campus Report newsletter.

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Diversity: The New Segregation

, Malcolm A. Kline

Perhaps it takes someone educated in the Civil Rights era to see the startling similarities between yesterday’s segregationists and today’s diversity officers, although the fact that both claim to advance “the common good” should raise suspicions.

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Bad Day @ Boulder

, Malcolm A. Kline

The Colorado Board of Regents wants to take a poll to find out whether ideology governs hiring practices in the university system and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)  is clearly not happy about it.

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America’s Common Core @ Risk

, Spencer Irvine

Like top-down efforts to reform education pursued by Republican presidents, the Obama Administration’s Common Core program, in which states exchange essentially national standards for federal aid, is already flailing, if not failing.

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Catholic Sociology

, Spencer Irvine

When you get outside the Cathedral and even the Theology Department of CUA, you find a curriculum startlingly similar to that of many secular institutions of higher learning.

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