Walter E. Williams, As George Orwell said, “some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and didn’t infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment, much in the way a circus is. Let’s look at a
Michael Barone, When a policy has been vigorously followed by venerable institutions for more than a generation without getting any closer to producing the desired results, perhaps there is some problem with the goal. That thought was prompted by a New York Times story headlined “Even With Affirmative Action, Blacks and Hispanics Are More Underrepresented
Hank Adler, Laws are, well, laws. Maybe not so much for the University of California system. Apparently while the State of California believes it can refuse to help the federal government enforce federal laws, the University of California believes it can simply ignore California law. This should be considered scary. If one of the finest
Jerome Corsi | Infowars, The Internet was taken away from the American people. A newly-founded non-profit group, Free Our Internet, launched to oppose Soros-funded Internet censorship, has launched a new campaign, #ReportTheBans, inviting participants to report personal experiences. “If your voice has ever been silenced by the Internet Censorship Bureau, we want the details,” a
Bruce Thornton, Lunatic lecturer is only a symptom of a larger disease. The uproar over a Fresno State history lecturer’s tweets about assassinating President Trump is understandable, but in the end the outrage is pointless. It’s doubtful the feds will charge the fellow, given how outlandish and obviously hyperbolic the tweets are. Nor is he
Walter E. Williams, The average American has little knowledge of the extent to which our institutions of higher learning have been infected with a spreading cancer. One aspect of that cancer is akin to the loyalty oaths of the 1940s and ’50s. Professors were often required to sign statements that affirmed their loyalty to the
Bruce Bawer, In 2012 I published a book entitled The Victims’ Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind. In it, I deplored the increasing fixation on group identity in the humanities and social sciences departments of American universities. That fixation, I noted, was coupled with “a preoccupation with the
Frank Camp, In a piece titled: “There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble,” FiveThirtyEight‘s Nate Silver writes that a lack of diversity among news outlets has led to a progressive media echo chamber: Much of The New York Times’s coverage, for instance, implied that Clinton’s odds were close to 100 percent. In an article on Oct.