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In March I reported on Professor Mike Adams's victory for academic freedom in his jury trial against the University of North Carolina–Wilmington. UNCW officials had rejected Dr. Adams's promotion application in a process rife with irregularity and la..
I'm not much for the idea that athletes are automatically role models. A role model should be determined by their actions, not merely their talent or fame. But I know as well as anyone the hold that great athletes can have over kids' hearts. And in t..
As Iraq burns, and the hard-won gains of American arms are thrown away in a bloodbath of severed heads and mass executions, more than 1,500 miles away from Baghdad a smaller, but also heartbreaking drama is playing out before the eyes of a watching w..
The IRS is announcing the "loss" of mass numbers of e-mails (do they have any computers that don't crash?) even as the e-mails that do exist are beginning to show the extent of IRS corruption. Let's take this exchange (previously uncovered by Judicia..
Our moral obligations do not cease when we are under the most extreme forms of pressure. In fact, that is arguably when our moral commitments matter most. C. S. Lewis described courage as "not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue a..
I've spent the last two weeks on vacation - the first real family vacation since shortly after I returned home from Iraq in 2008 - and I tried as much as I could to truly "unplug." When the Bergdahl deal was announced, however, I failed utterly. The ..
Among the many virtues of aggressive litigation - in addition, of course, to the fundamental goal of obtaining justice for your clients - is the ability to gain knowledge. Through sworn testimony, compelled document disclosures, and other features of..
After I wrote my post on Wednesday arguing that Adam Silver made the right call in banning Donald Sterling, I got a surprising amount of comments and e-mail from conservatives arguing that if I was for Sterling's ouster, then I was merely supporting ..
Last month Hanna Rosin penned a much-discussed article entitled "The Overprotected Kid," lamenting how parents have worked mightily to strip virtually every perceived risk from childhood without actually making childhood that much safer. I suspect th..
In the wake of the Mozilla controversy, the Duck Dynasty controversy, the Chick-fil-A boycott/buycott, and the countless examples of intolerance and intimidation against conservatives on campuses across the country, it seems rather clear that — as Mi..
I distinctly remember the first Fort Hood shooting. I was driving to a speaking event in Dallas when my phone started ringing off the hook. The Third Armored Cavalry Regiment — my unit during my Iraq deployment — is based out of Fort Hood, and my fri..
Last week a "humanist" group filed a lawsuit in Prince George's County, Md., demanding the removal from public land of a 40-foot cross memorializing the 49 local soldiers who gave their lives in the First World War. Across the country in Lake Elsinor..
Over on the Campaign Spot Jim Geraghty highlights an issue that's bothered me ever since I first began to meet our "elite" up-close and personal 23 years ago this fall. Simply put, we celebrate and elevate people who just don't know much (but think t..
In the battle for culture (in which I'm an enthusiastic but talentless participant; I can't sing, dance, make movies, play an instrument, write a book anyone will read, or model athletic wear, but I did try out for Survivor once!), we've got to overc..