A recent incidence of censorship at American University shows the intellectual rot and decay that has taken place at American colleges and universities. This incidence of censorship also underscores the need for an academic bill of rights.
Global warming is settled science. Saddam Hussein never had WMDs. Tax cuts only benefit the rich. Ever wonder how so many leftist talking points come to be accepted as conventional wisdom? Often, it’s simply a matter of the media saying so as if they’re vetted, well-established conclusions, despite skipping the messy “vetting” and “establishing” parts.
Under no circumstances is global warming ever to be compared to a religion. It’s cold, hard science, you see: strictly empirical, reliably objective, and certain to be reevaluated whenever new evidence comes to light. Nothing is taken on blind faith. Seriously, it’s all about-
Y’know what? I can’t do this any more. The Left’s doctrine of [...]
Democrats are turning their fire on Scott Rasmussen, the prolific independent pollster whose surveys on elections, President Obama’s popularity and a host of other issues are surfacing in the media with increasing frequency. The pointed attacks reflect a hardening conventional wisdom among prominent liberal bloggers and many Democrats that Rasmussen Reports polls are, at best, [...]
So now two presidents in the space of less than three years have bucked overwhelming conventional wisdom, as well as public opinion, and decided that they did not want to lose a war. And what lonely decisions these have been. Perhaps the most disturbing thing about the last few years has been the stunningly large [...]