The football team at the University of Missouri was just cheated of the most practical learning opportunity they could have hoped for in their collegiate careers. Unless you’re living under a rock you’re probably heard about the controversies among various campuses being overrun by mobs of Student Fascists. The biggest story so far comes from the University… Read more »
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“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” –President Obama America. The indispensable nation. The last best hope. Last week: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was asked by a reporter on Thursday whether or not America is “great.” Trump’s campaign… Read more »
This post is a series of a few short takes on education. It just happened that a few stories hit on the same day, and they each warranted a few words. The story on the new college planned in California has me particularly excited! Without further ado… Jon Gabriel writes over at Ricochet.com on… Read more »
“Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself.” – Jean-Francois Revel Seeing as how there are no new posts up today, I thought I’d check with FA readers to find out whether any of you went out this weekend to see Dinesh… Read more »
‘Marsupial Justice’ Is a Natural Product of Federal Overreach: “Earlier this month I blogged about the U.S. Department of Education’s recent push to eliminate free speech and due process on campus. More and more people are starting to notice this attempt by the department’s Office of Civil Rights to force colleges — by threatening an… Read more »
Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time Friday made a statement that will make the Right cheer as the left predictably cringes.
After his guest Brian Levin – the director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino – said of the Boston bombings and how it relates to radical Islam, “We have hypocrites across faiths, Jewish, Christian who say they’re out for God and end up doing not so nice things,” Maher marvelously responded, “That’s liberal bulls–t right there”
Dr. Deandre Poole, the vice chairman of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party, was teaching a class at Florida Atlantic University and told his students to write Jesus on a piece of paper and then place it on the ground and stomp on it. Notice he didn’t have them write Muhammad on that piece of… Read more »
Recently, a school in the once great state of Maryland offered counseling to students “troubled” by a classmate eating pastry into the shape of a gun. You might think his offense was kind of silly, but the school considered the seven year old students triggering action a “Level 3” violation of the following code: “Any… Read more »
A story just appeared in the news that Rollins College in Florida voted to cut off funds for the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship for a discriminatory policy that it observes: Rollins College has determined that a Christian student organization is in violation of the school’s nondiscrimination policy because the group requires its leaders to be followers of… Read more »
This fossil skull is between 11,000 and 14,500 years old, according to radio carbon dating of samples from their campfires in caves of southwestern China. There are unique features of this skull and of at least two other specimens that make this find unique. Notice the bony protrusion of the cheek area, the width of the face in the region temporal mandibular joint, the excessive bony structure of the mandibular rami, the massive molar structure, the anterior portion of the jaw is protruding and massive, the bony structures suggest a massive mandibular musculature, the eye sockets are large and broad, perhaps indicating an individual with superior eyesight. The wear of the incisors suggest a seed and plant eater who relied heavily on those feed sources at least seasonally and probably more often, when the hunting or trapping failed. Every hunter/trapper who knows how to set snares, knows that it is much easier to snare deer or trap them in blind canyons and kill them as you need them, a type of primitive animal husbandry and meat preservation, but professional anthropologists have never visited a primitive hunting group like this because there are none.