Monthly Archives: April 2014

Will Rutgers University succeed where Brandeis failed?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the rude and immature treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali by Brandeis University in Massachusetts.  Brandeis had invited her to participate in and speak at their commencement ceremony, and planned to award her an honorary degree.  That is, until an offended student started a petition which ended […]

Why Malaysia Flight 370 must be found

It’s been 50 days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean.  Or disappeared somewhere.  Although the Malaysian government insists the plane went down in the Indian Ocean somewhere northwest of Perth, Australia, there is precious little evidence this is indeed what happened. Add to this the fact that the Malaysian government hasn’t […]

How Professor Brent Terry is letting down his students

Brent Terry, a professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, was taped by a student saying the following while teaching a creative writing class: “Racist, misogynist, money-grubbing people have so much power over the rest of us, and want things to go back not to 1955, but to 1855.  There are a lot of people out […]

Supreme Court upholds MI affirmative action ban

In a 6-2 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s affirmative action ban, ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in order to stop public colleges and universities from using race as a factor in the admissions process. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority, saying that “This case […]

Nine Western states want land back from Federal Government

If the standoff between Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has had any positive effect at all, it lies in the fact that nine Western states are now seeking to gain control of federal lands within their state borders. More than 50 state legislators and county commissioners gathered Friday in Salt Lake […]

Rough week in Nevada: Where does it go from here?

For now, all seems to be quiet at the Bundy ranch in Nevada, and I hope it stays that way.  Although the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has left the scene amid cheers from Bundy supporters, there have been rumors and rumblings of the BLM waiting until the tension dies down, then coming back quietly […]

Fire ant torture in Bolivia and other bizarre happenings

Sometimes when I’m looking up one particular topic on the internet, I’ll come across something completely unrelated but equally compelling.  More often than not, this will lead to following thread after thread and finding out just what bizarre place I’ll wind up in.  Such was the case earlier today, and I just couldn’t help myself. […]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the shame of Brandeis University

Wishful thinking about the peaceful tolerance of Islam cannot interpret away this reality: hands are still cut off, women still stoned and enslaved, just as the Prophet Muhammad decided centuries ago. ~ Ayaan Hirsi Ali Ayaan Hirsi Ali is, despite the fact that I disagree sharply with her on some important issues, a remarkable woman. […]

Flight MH-370: Confusion and mystery reign supreme

It’s now been 32 days since Malaysian Flight MH-370 quietly disappeared.  We still have no hard information about what happened to it or why.  Was it a terrorist act?  Who knows?  Was it a deliberate act by the captain or copilot, or both?  Who knows?  Was it caused by a catastrophic failure of one of […]

2nd Amendment never intended to promote stupidity

Let me say up front that I firmly believe in the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution.  All citizens should feel free to come and go while bearing arms.  It’s a guaranteed right we all have under the highest of the founding documents of this country.  The way I like to phrase it is […]