U.S. Government’s Woke Training!

There’s training on uncomfortable subjects. Oh noes!

George Will on UATX (Part II)

Wherein I examine UATX specifically.

George Will on UATX (Part I)

Will discusses a nascent university and in doing so produced a cliched column about higher education.

University of California TAs and Postdocs on Strike!

A showdown over wages could upend the apprenticeship arrangement that has long characterized graduate education.

Reparative Semantics? Or Gobbledygook?

Do last year’s words belong to last year’s language?

Ben Sasse to Leave Senate to Become Florida President

The Nebraska Republican got an offer he can’t refuse.

Legendary Chemist Fired for Being a Hard Grader

A complicated case out of NYU.

Princeton Fires Creepy, Lying Professor Who Happened to be Conservative

There’s much more to the story than meets the eye.

Plagiarized News Reports

Another journalist has been fired for a cardinal sin.

Lived Experience in Art and Journalism

What are the limits of representation?

Florida Abolishes Professor Tenure

Because they’re indoctrinating the youth with their biased agendas and liberal, unfactual diastribes.

Dan Patrick’s Attack on Tenure in Texas

His attacks are, in fact, the best case for tenure.

Non-Peer Review of Medical Studies

The downside to online archives of pre-print articles.

Ilya Shapiro’s Inartful Tweet

Outrage over the outrage is outrageous.

ODU Prof Out After Minor-Attracted People’ Backlash

Academic freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

Most Politics Is National

Tip O’Neil’s famous saying hasn’t been true in a long, long time.

Book Corner: The Three-Body Problem

A review and an invitation to discuss.

The Master’s Degree Scam

Most aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

Nikole Hannah-Jones Suing for Tenure at Place She Doesn’t Work

A truly bizarre controversy at Chapel Hill.

Carville: Dems Need to Speak Yiddish, Not Hebrew

Bill Clinton’s strategist thinks his party needs a wake-up call.

Transphobia, Academic Freedom, and the First Amendment

The 6th Circuit is allowing a professor fired for misgendering a transwoman to sue his state university.

Yale Fires Prof for Trump Mental Health ‘Diagnoses’

What at first blush appears a case of hypocrisy and cancel culture is a violation of professional ethics.

1776 Report ‘Plagiarized’?

Large chunks of a hackish report were lifted from previous works of Commission members.

West Point Cheaters Mostly Athletes

The Academy is prioritizing football glory over honor.

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West Point Cheating Scandal Worst in Decades

73 cadets violated the honor code while taking an exam remotely.

Rethinking the 1619 Project

Great journalism can result in lousy history.

It’s Not ‘Absurd’ that Colleges are Charging Full Tuition

Online instruction is an inferior product. But it’s more expensive to deliver.

Ivy League Suspends Sports

The hopes of football in the fall are fading fast.

Visas Will be Denied to Online-only Students as Colleges Go Online-only

Harvard joins a growing list of universities who will not offer in-person classes this year.

Woodrow Wilson Disavowed by Princeton

An accomplished racist will no longer be honored by the university.

Interpreting Interpretation

A too-long discourse on how courts should function.

Richard Friedman Dead at 79

He revolutionized how we think of male homosexuality.

Working Longer During the Pandemic

Contrary to some expectations, Americans are logging three extra hours of work a day.

Hungary Goes Full Authoritarian

Orban has used Covid-19 to kill whatever vestiges of democracy remained.

Liberty Set to Welcome Back 5000 Students

The university is welcoming students back to campus, even as classes are going online.

Elizabeth Warren Couldn’t Win and Therefore Didn’t

She lost in both of her home states. She shouldn’t be embarrassed.

West Point Why We’re Losing Wars Says West Point Prof

A book out today makes an odd case.

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Analysis vs Advocacy

A recurring source of friction in the OTB conversation.

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Are We Ruining American Politics?

A political scientist argues that college-educated intellectuals are doing politics wrong.

ThinkProgress Shuttered

One of the giants of the progressive blogosphere is going away.

Jeffrey Epstein’s Death Officially Ruled Suicide

Confirming the original diagnosis, Jeffrey Epstein’s death last weekend has been ruled a suicide.

Epstein Death Leads To Legitimate Questions And Baseless Conspiracy Theories

Jeffrey Epstein’s death by suicide has led to many legitimate questions that should be investigated. It has also led to the rise of a number of baseless conspiracy theories.

Parents Giving Up Custody of Kids to Scam Financial Aid

Dozens of well-off students from the Chicago area are getting college subsidies.

What is American Patriotism?

There’s an inherent tension in our national ethos.

Mark A.R. Kleiman, 1951-2019

A great public intellectual, pioneering blogger, and all-around good man is gone.