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

Year Of The Shout-down: Worse Than You Think For Campus Free Speech

Shout-downs are not being disciplined. Universities regularly move to calm public outrage with vague promises of action against disruptors. Yet rarely is anything done. I know of no single instance of serious discipline for any of this year’s many shout-downs.

The Left Eats Its Own At Evergreen State College

The motto of 46-year-old Evergreen State College, “a progressive, public liberal arts and science college” in Olympia, Wash., is Omnia Extares – which translates loosely as “Let it all hang out.” And, oh, boy, do they ever.

Universities, Free Speech, and the Rise of the Spit-Viper Left

Disruptions and attacks come almost entirely from an emergent Spit-Viper Left, drawn from a motley collection of campus grievance groups that are angry, uninformed, anti-intellectual and uniformly illiberal in their attitudes and beliefs.

American Higher Education: An Autopsy

Throughout American history, our colleges and universities have enjoyed a respect, even a reverence, from the American people. And for good reason: A college degree has long been seen as the ticket to the American Dream—as the merit-based path onward and upward. No more.

Free Speech Antidote in California

Multiple incidents have threatened free speech—and student safety—on California’s college campuses this year, so taxpayers and lawmakers should welcome the proposal from Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) to protect students and the free expression of ideas.