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by | Jan 15, 2019

It was a blisteringly cold day in College Station, Texas and I wrapped my long jacket I thought I would only wear once tightly around myself as I stepped out of the orchestra hall. I was greeted by four men…

by | Dec 10, 2018

The United States is in the midst of an educational crisis. Test scores are plummeting, education spending is unsustainable, and the vast majority of American students are ill-prepared to thrive in the high-tech workplace of the future. Given this sorry…

by | Oct 31, 2018

Carrying on in the tradition of Edward Said, a comparative literature professor with no expertise in Middle East affairs who became the icon for the anti-Israel pseudo scholars who followed him, Amy Kaplan, the Edward W. Kane Professor of English…

by | Oct 29, 2018

Book Review: The Coddling of the American Mind By Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt Penguin Press: $28 | 352 Pages It’s free speech week, and the book to look out for is The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg…

by | Oct 29, 2018

Book Review: The Coddling of the American Mind By Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt Penguin Press: $28 | 352 Pages It’s free speech week, and the book to look out for is The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg…

by | Oct 25, 2018

Late last year, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced his foundation would spend another $1.7 billion on public education initiatives over the next five years. Toward the end of his announcement, though, Mr. Gates said something revealing. He…

by | Oct 25, 2018

In a small, crowded conference room full of Christian icons at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., around 40 people gathered earlier this month to hear two academics from a Muslim background discuss the topic of “Islamophobia” in Europe. The scholars were…

by | Oct 25, 2018

I recently wrote about the Karl Marx bicentennial birthday bash being celebrated throughout 2018 at Carnegie Mellon University. There, at an annual tuition cost of $61,541 (not including room and board), students can bask in lectures like “Why Marx Now,” “How Marx Now,” and…

by | Oct 1, 2018

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan recently announced that Seattle will give free ORCA transit cards to Seattle public high school students so they can ride city buses for free. She announced: …Seattle’s youth have been calling for greater transportation equity for…

by | Sep 25, 2018

In a year that has put the untenable practices and politics of Silicon Valley’s tech barons under scalding sunlight, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has come in for a particularly nasty set of burns. Just to remind ourselves, let’s count them: First,…

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