Hate Crime Hoaxes

Chance Layton

In an article featured in Hate Crimes: A Reference Handbook, NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne writes about the danger of hate crime hoaxes.

Campus Tolerance for Violence

Peter Wood

Peter Wood examines how academics have promoted and contributed to lawlessness and violence.

Triggers, Metaphoric and Real

Ashley Thorne

The killings in and around UCSB brought gruesome realism to the buzzword "trigger warnings."

SPLC: Usefulness Outlived?

George Yancey

Academic Questions author George Yancey surmises that the Southern Poverty Law Center has come to be labeled as simply another progressive interest group. 

A Serious Blow to Academic Freedom--No Outcry, Though

Peter Wood

The latest in the attacks on Mark Regnerus is a court decision that utterly undermines scholarly peer review.

Oberlin College Battles Phony Hate Crimes

Glenn Ricketts

Oberlin College adds to the long tally of bogus hate crimes – with pride and gusto.

Panic at Oberlin

George W. Dent

Classes are canceled at Oberlin College because of racist graffiti and Ku Klux Klan sightings.

The Complexities of Hate Crimes

Glenn Ricketts

Jackson Toby reflects on the practical difficulties when juries in criminal trials seek to determine what "bias" might consist of in criminal prosecutions, while CEI attorney Hans Bader sees big problems with breadth and vagueness.

FIRE Notes NJ Anti-Bullying Law Endangers Free Speech On Campus

Glenn Ricketts

No one should tolerate genuine bullying, but the sensitive enforcers of ambiguous anti-harassment laws often overstep their bounds.

FIRE Sends Open Letter to OCR on Sexual Harassment, NAS Co-Signs

Glenn Ricketts

We collaborate with FIRE against OCR guidelines that trivialize sexual harassment with severe results to the careers of those frivolously charged.

What's Going On at Williams College?

Glenn Ricketts

After racial epithets were scrawled on a Williams College dormitory wall, the president of Williams all but sent in a S.W.A.T. team in response: he ordered classes and athletic practices cancelled, and organized a “day of reflection” for soul-searchng, healing and speech-making to emphasize how fervently he and the Williams administration detest racism and what they’re doing to stamp it out, etc., etc. 

Duke Gang of 88 Member to NEH

George Leef

A Pope Center piece tells of President Obama's appointing Duke professor Cathy Davidson, a "Gang of 88" member who was champing at the bit to have the accused lacrosse players punished for a crime that didn't happen, to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Gonzaga Studies Hate

Glenn Ricketts

Gonzaga University's Institute for Action Against Hate misses an opportunity to shed academic light on human hate, settling instead on politically correct answers.

Williams Chokes Up

Peter Wood

The Copyist: The Plagiarist and the Noose

Ashley Thorne

Columbia Teachers College professor, charged with plagiarism, cries racism.