How Did Steven Salaita Ever Get an Offer from the University of Illinois in the First Place?

As I have written before, Steven Salaita likely has both a breach of contract claim and a First Amendment claim against the University of Illinois for revoking his job offer. But that doesn't mean that he should have been offered a job in the first place, and one would hope that the University of Illinois--and …

Scottish Independence is a Terrible Idea

As this editorial makes clear. No excerpts; read the whole thing. It is astonishing to see that people like Alex Salmond, the leader of the Scottish National Party (which is the chief force behind Scottish independence), are willing to tear apart a perfectly good and successful union in Great Britain in order to make Scotland …

Funny ‘Cause It’s True

Via John Podhoretz, via social media, comes the following humorous and accurate appraisal of media coverage of the Middle East:A CNN Reporter, BBC Reporter, and an Israeli commando were captured by terrorists in Iraq. The leader of the terrorists told them that he would grant them each one last request before they were beheaded.The CNN …

The Fall of the Obama Administration

How far we have come from the hero worship that characterized the 2008 presidential campaign:A majority of Americans and even many Democrats consider President Obama's tenure to be a "failure," according to a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News.The poll shows Americans say 52-42 that Obama has been more of a failure …

Can We Have School Choice Now?

Avery Gagliano is a dedicated and devoted piano prodigy whose talent and hard work have won her the privilege of playing concerts all around the world, as a hand picked "international music ambassador" for the Lang Lang Music Foundation. She is only 13 years old, which makes her achievements all the more impressive. But as …

Yet Another Sign that Hillary Clinton Is Running for President

Doug Schoen is a pollster who helped Bill Clinton get re-elected president in 1996, and whose partner, Mark Penn, helped advise Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign for president. Now, Schoen has written a book that blasts Barack Obama's foreign policy, while being exceedingly careful to spare Hillary Clinton any criticism; indeed, the book apparently goes out …

Quote of the Day

Few of today’s intellectuals would risk a sentence like this one: “The links between Jugend and culture, or more specifically between it and die Moderne, are too obvious to require comment.” They would fear being inaccessible, if not outrageously elitist. Yet it’s clear [Eric] Hobsbawm believes there is a body of knowledge that is the …