• Campus Lunacy, Part II

    Campus Lunacy, Part II

    Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex.

  • Progressives' Anti-Free Speech Itch

    Progressives’ Anti-Free Speech Itch

    Bernie Sanders, greedy for power to punish people he considers greedy, has occasioned 2016’s best joke (reported in Bloomberg Businessweek): “In the Bernie Sanders drinking game, every time he mentions a free government program, you drink someone else’s beer.” But neither Sanders’s nor Hillary Clinton’s hostility to the First Amendment is amusing.

  • Squandered Resources on College Education

    Squandered Resources on College Education

    Most college students do not belong in college. I am not by myself in this assessment. Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson said, “It’s time to drop the college-for-all crusade,” adding that “the college-for-all crusade has outlived its usefulness.”

  • A Resurgence of Intolerance

    A Resurgence of Intolerance

    Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators — such as at the University of Missouri recently — bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember what it was like being there, and seeing first-hand how painful events unfolded.

  • Free Speech

    Free Speech

    Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let’s examine some of those principles by asking: What is the true test of one’s commitment to free speech?

  • The Ululations of Radical College Crybabies

    The Ululations of Radical College Crybabies

    Deray McKesson, the professional agitator whose racial rabble-rousing began at tax-subsidized Teach for America, proudly unveiled his new enterprise on the Internet Thursday: A website chronicling “THE DEMANDS” of his radical brothers and sisters on college campuses across Northern America.

  • Liberals' Response to Dissent: 'Shut Up'

    Liberals’ Response to Dissent: ‘Shut Up’

    “‘Shut up,’ he explained.” That’s a sentence from Ring Lardner’s short story “The Young Immigrunts.” It’s an exasperated father’s response from the driver’s seat to his child’s question, “Are you lost, Daddy?” They also can be taken as the emblematic response of today’s liberals to anyone questioning their certitudes.

  • Forced Silence

    Forced Silence

    In a democracy, citizens must be able to criticize their leaders. It’s a reason America’s founders put free speech in the Bill of Rights. I assumed that right is safe in the United States. So I was shocked to learn what happened in Wisconsin.

  • Censorship in America

    Censorship in America

    A plurality of Americans now support laws against “hate speech.”

  • Suppressing Free Speech

    Suppressing Free Speech

    I receive loads of mail in response to my weekly nationally syndicated column. Some recent mail has been quite disturbing.

  • Academic Fascism II

    Academic Fascism II

    Last week’s column highlighted college campus absurdities and the ongoing attack on free speech and plain common sense. As parents gear up to fork over $20,000 to $60,000 for college tuition, they might benefit from knowing what greets their youngsters. Deceitful college officials, who visit high schools to recruit students and talk to parents, conceal the worst of their campus practices. Let’s expose some of it.

  • Leftist Censors Strike Again

    Leftist Censors Strike Again

    Angelique Clark, a sophomore at West Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas, says the Clark County School District denied her application to charter a pro-life club as a chapter of Students for Life of America, the nation’s largest youth pro-life organization. The district, according to Clark, said, “It was too controversial, and it would be too exclusive, and it would leave out pro-choice people.”

  • Commencements, Causes and Campus Free Speech: The Surprising Case of Dickinson College

    Commencements, Causes and Campus Free Speech: The Surprising Case of Dickinson College

    When my daughter told me that Mark Ruffalo—an actor and leftist activist—would be receiving a prestigious prize at her 2015 commencement at Dickinson College, I was dismayed but not surprised.

  • Hackers salute Sony for 'wise decision' to submit, further orders forthcoming

    Hackers salute Sony for ‘wise decision’ to submit, further orders forthcoming

    The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of North Korean communism.

  • North Korea kills 'The Interview'

    North Korea kills ‘The Interview’

    Chalk up another win for totalitarian evil over freedom of speech.

  • Blocking traffic for Ferguson justice

    Blocking traffic for Ferguson justice

    Apologists for the violent exercise of compulsive power have their hands full this week.

  • Republicans outfox Dems with anti-free-speech bill

    Republicans outfox Dems with anti-free-speech bill

    “Stop us before we waste more of America’s time!” is not a winning 2014 campaign strategy for Democrats.

  • Disclosure regs a Trojan horse to kill political speech, expert says

    Disclosure regs a Trojan horse to kill political speech, expert says

    Expansive regulations could put anyone who speaks up in dire bureaucratic straits.

  • Ted Cruz, on a roll

    Ted Cruz, on a roll

    Privacy, energy, free speech, the Bergdahl swap… it seems like there’s no fight he doesn’t want a piece of.

  • Michael Bloomberg versus political correctness

    Michael Bloomberg versus political correctness

    A strong argument against liberal conformity on campus, from a somewhat surprising source.