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

When Sharing a Belief Is a Hate Crime

Even if the university ultimately finds the employee “not guilty” (not even a sure thing at this point) the damage will be done, the message sent – keep your mouth shut if you know what’s good for you. Professing one’s faith shouldn’t be a radical act. And yet, here we are.

A modest proposal to bar offensive speech from campus

Campuses would therefore have been right not to permit Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton, Martin Luther, George McClellan, Abraham Lincoln, a certain heckler, and Mark Twain to speak on campus. Note their awful, offensive language.

When Slogans Replace Arguments

Catchphrases like “microaggression” and “cultural appropriation” are even more insidious because their sonic allure encourages people to substitute them for thought. However, euphony and placard-readiness are not argument.

Amid Campus Protests, Universities Worry About . . . Fundraising

Growing numbers of Americans now deem college costs to have exceeded the value of a bachelor’s degree. If campus unrest spreads, and administrators show themselves to be unable or unwilling to restore a rigorous learning environment on campus, how long will already-skeptical supporters continue to donate?