The Supreme Court and Constitutional Interpretation
By Ronald Trowbridge The U. S. Supreme Court will be center-right for at least a decade. Don’t let anybody fool you that major decisions by this court are not in large measure political. Legal scholar Jeffrey Toobin, a legal analyst for CNN, was right on the mark about the politics of the Supreme Court. In […]
Reflections of a Retiring College Trustee
By Ronald Trowbridge (pictured) My swan song as a trustee at Lone Star College I will very soon serve my final day as a trustee at Lone Star College, and I want to leave my final thoughts. Having been a teaching adjunct at the college for six years and a trustee for six, I know […]
What can we actually do about the Fresno State University professor? Nothing, except . . .
(By Ron Trowbridge): Most of the country is infuriated by Fresno State professor of English Randa Jarrar for celebrating the death of Barbara Bush and calling her a “racist” and “witch.” What officially can be done about it? Nothing. Supreme Court rulings have protected her First Amendment right to be obnoxious and hurtful. Justice Antonin […]
A New March Madness: Which school is champion of advancing low-income kids to graduate?
There’s a new March Madness in town: not the one advancing basketball teams, but the one advancing low-income kids from poor homes to graduation and good jobs.
Why and how to achieve free speech on campus
Justice Antonin Scalia observed: “If you stop speech that hurts other peoples’ feelings, the First Amendment will become a dead letter.”
This Texas Law Hinders Free Speech
We trustees, though, had been warned that when even at a social function we should not discuss college business ever. That restriction — censorship — is utter nonsense. It says, “Remain ignorant.”
Whoa, Nellie, on increasing college tuition
Why do universities permit this abuse? It is because they can get away with it. The university system throughout this country is an understood cartel: University A can raise tuition each year because they know universities B through Z will raise it. There’s safety in numbers.
My Testimony to the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs
The bottom line is this: If a public institution takes government funding, it must comply with the First Amendment and free speech.
Is pedagogical profanity sexual assault?
U. S. District Judge Shelly Dick upheld the firing by the LSU president of Prof. Teresa Buchanan on the grounds of Title IX “sexual assault.” Her crime? The professor sometimes uses pedagogical profanity in the classroom.
To Those Who See My Writing as Slanted: Every Piece of Writing Has a Slant (part 2)
In part two, Ron Trowbridge concludes his essay with a defense of his particular political slant.