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

Campus Speech Codes And The Closing of the Academic Mind

Do colleges with free-speech zones and speech codes wish to imply in principle that Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton, Martin Luther, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and a heckler should be denied permission to speak on campus because their language might be abusive?

University of Chicago Stands Up for Academic Freedom

Let’s hope that this resolution . . . will serve as an example for other institutions. As for accountability for those institutions whose leaders don’t adhere to these principles . . . how about denying federal and state funding to those who restrict freedom of speech through “speech codes” and other obstructions to free exchange?

Selective Outrage at Duke

Too late to spin this, it is but another unforced error for Duke in an attempt so prevalent on many elite campuses to demonstrate their “tolerance.” Tucker Carlson had the best response when he noted that this has nothing to do with tolerance, it is simply a “political editorial.”

Campus Sexual Assaults Versus Due Process of Law

I believe universities should be required to refer all incidents where crime may have been committed to the judicial system for adjudication. Sadly, I think universities cannot be trusted to be fair.