November 24, 2020
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A Victim of Jesuit Education

As a frustrated comedian, I have been writing some of my own lines over the years. I enjoy springing my one-liners on unsuspecting strangers on elevators or at cocktail parties. One of my originals was the admission that I have been a victim of 11...

Google’s Plan to Disrupt Higher Education

My wife and I recently hired a financial advisor who is helping us map out our financial future. He seemed stunned that we didn’t want to take advantage of the US tax code’s 529 provision, which helps parents save for their children’s education...

A Glaring Occasion of Sin

A good friend sent me a statement charging Fox News with “inexcusably” violating “elementary canons of journalism” in its handling of the Coronavirus. It was signed by a large number of professors and journalists. I am sure my friend intended to...

Don’t Retain These Professors

During the soap opera drama that surrounded the Kavanaugh Senate hearing, one important news item received considerably less attention than it deserved. That item was the letter titled “The Senate Should not Confirm Kavanaugh” that 2400 law...

A Tale of Two Professors

Professor Number One At the university, it was a tradition that a new professor would give a public speech on a topic of his choosing prior to teaching his first class. And so the young man with a degree in philosophy arrived at the school with...

Left-Wing Authoritarianism: An Old Tyranny in New Clothes

Left-wing anti-Trump hysteria is reaching a fever point. It is seen in small incidents such as Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) causing a scene at a fancy New York City restaurant by yelling at a Trump supporter, or progressive groups warning that Trump...

A Wasted Investment?

In May of 2009, President Barack Obama was invited to Notre Dame to deliver the commencement address to that year’s graduates. My brother Brian and I drove for three hours to participate in a protest against the school’s misguided invitation...

A Crucial Education Reform

With a new administration comes renewed hope of meaningful education reform. Among the most needed reforms is one that ought to be obvious but is seldom addressed—helping students achieve intellectual maturity by developing in them the habits of...