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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Behold the Results of “Bash the Fash” at Middlebury College

Liberals used to say that violence has no place in a civilized country, but that old-fashioned sentiment has given way to excusing violence, as long as it’s used by their good side against the bad side. This is a retrogression into primitive, tribal thinking.

Are Tenured Faculty Exploiting Ph.D Students?

Intelligent people keep devoting many years of their lives to the quest for a Ph.D. that will merely give them an outside chance at a “good” faculty spot. One would think that such a system would have disappeared years ago, but Ph.D. programs in fields like literary criticism keep chugging along.

Michigan College Students Arrested for What?!

Much as college officials might wish they were aristocrats who get to make up their own rules, the fact is that public colleges and universities are covered by the First Amendment.

No, Koch Donations to Higher Education Aren’t Unethical

Philanthropic gifts to support higher education shouldn’t be controversial, but “progressives” who hate the Koch brothers for their advocacy of limited government simply cannot refrain from protesting anything that they do.

Hey, Kids – How About Taking Hip Hop Studies?

The professor maintains that “Hip hop is universal – it brings together a lot of diverse people from around the world.” But that could be said about a great many things that shouldn’t be topics of college study, such as soccer or beer or pets.