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Berkeley, Ann Coulter and Free Speech

By Lisa Kennedy | Ann Coulter’s canceled Berkeley speech has set off a delightful firestorm, and now we are in the midst of an absurd free speech debate that’s opened an oozing chasm on the left. The recent protests on college campuses from Berkeley to NYU have shown that loud lefties are using fascism to curtail free speech. Violence has erupted to squash words, so sticks and stones may break your bones, and they may be…

Progressively Regressive Sexuality: A Return to Pagan Morality

By Eric Metaxas | How often have you heard sexual progressives claim that those of us who hold to traditional sexual morality and marriage are “on the wrong side of history?”  But as one new book points out, it’s the proponents of the sexual revolution who are embracing a sexual morality that history left behind millennia ago—in the dusty ruins of the Roman Forum.

Is it Safe to Come Out of my Safe Space?

By Eric Metaxas (Source) | One academically rigorous, left leaning university has put its incoming freshmen on notice.  It’s become so commonplace on American college campuses that it’s hardly news anymore. Students demanding “safe spaces,” where they aren’t confronted by any idea that might offend them or challenge their way of thinking. Trigger warnings: Professors having to announce that a particular book…

Culture Impacts Our Understanding of International Relations?

By Angelo M. CodevillaUnderstanding one’s own country is the indispensable prerequisite for dealing with others. Necessarily, the way we deal with foreigners follows from how we understand what America itself is about, and generally how we believe we should relate to the rest of the world. How professors and books present international relations…

Sorry, Everyone: The American Middle Class Is Winning

By David Harsanyi | The American middle class is disappearing. This is what everyone says, all the time. Although the notion propels many political debates, it is simply not true. At the very least, it is a debatable proposition. Yet I can’t remember a single journalist, debate moderator, or editorial board pushing back when a politician drops the usual trope about the middle class…

Do Progressives Really Need Western Civilization?

By Steve Balch | Among academics, the term “Western civilization,” once totemic, has grown impolite. To use it without sneer or smirk can rouse suspicions of Eurocentrism or even bigotry. Many academics who think themselves “Progressive” today equate Western civilization with racism, sexism, imperialism, homophobia, greed, plutocracy, and almost everything…

Do Graduates Need a P&L Statement to Plan Their Future?

By Andy Kessler | Debt-laden graduates, affluent alumni, birds-of-a-feather faculty and tuition-burdened parents: I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I won’t be sucking up to you with the same old graduation platitudes. You should have invited Oprah: “How do you know when you’re doing something right? How do you know that? It feels so.” Or Michael Dell: “The key is…

Have Modern Liberals Become Illiberal and Intolerant?

By Nicholas Kristof | WE progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table — er, so long as they aren’t conservatives. Universities are the bedrock of progressive values, but the one kind of diversity that universities disregard is ideological and religious. We’re fine with people who don’t…

Does Single-Sex Education Make You Smarter?

By Michael R. Strain | Economist C. Kirabo Jackson has a new working paper studying the effects of single-sex education on students’ academic outcomes and criminal activity. (I’ve done some work on this subject as well.) The paper is very well done. From its conclusion: The results show that single-sex education can improve both boys’ and girls’…

Is There a Case Against Shifting to Gender Neutral Bathrooms?

By SoCawlege | There’s probably a lot of people, primarily student activists, who get angry just from reading the above headline. I’ll ask two things from those of you who fall into that category – First, hear me out. Second, understand that the following argument is not based in any hostility towards any group, but rather raw practicality. Also, as you…