The Intellectually and Morally Bankrupt Boycott of Israeli Universities

You know that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions crowd--which is currently busy targeting academic freedom in Israel--doesn't have much of a leg to stand on when the best that they can do is cite the likes of Richard Falk for support: It appears no one told the American Studies Association that when attempting to fend off accusations …

Republican Signs of Intelligence

In what should be absolutely non-shocking news, Republicans have discovered that it is necessary to appeal to centrists, moderates and working-class families if they want to win elections. So a number of them are doing just that, and seeking in the process to undo some of the damage that conservative grassroots organizations have done to …

Why Is Rick Perlstein Sliming Lawfare?

On Friday of last week, Rick Perlstein of the Nation, wrote this post, in which he claimed that the New Republic was "taking money from an NSA contractor to run defenses of the NSA." The post also implicated Lawfare. Perlstein argued that "[t]he National Security Agency has a friend at the Harvard Law School. And …

Have I Mentioned Recently that Paul Krugman Suffers from Epistemic Closure?

Be sure to read this profile of the great and good Charles Krauthammer, which is very interesting no matter what side of the political divide one finds oneself on, and which makes me feel good that my view on the recent government shutdown was supported by the likes of Krauthammer (I would rather have one Krauthammer …

The Academic Boycott of Israel Is Going Nowhere

Every once in a while, academia gets it in its head to take a stand against Israel by trying to engage in an academic boycott of Israeli institutions. The fact that this kind of behavior only serves to stifle academic inquiry and freedom doesn't bother the boycotters; the only thing they are interested in is …