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At U. of Missouri and Yale, obstruction of free speech

NOWHERE BETTER epitomizes the open debate and free expression that are such cherished parts of American academia — and American life — than the campus quad. So the sight of protesters at the University of Missouri harassing and blocking journalists was startling, to say the least. The incident was …

The delicate little flowers on today's college campuses

It seems like every week there's a new horror story of political correctness run amok at some college campus.<p>A warning not to wear culturally insensitive Halloween costumes sparked an imbroglio at Yale, which went viral over the weekend. A lecturer asked in an email, "Is there no room anymore for a …

College & University

Refugees haven't changed. What has changed is the heart of the free world.

Political asylum is not what it used to be. Just a few decades ago, almost anyone who fled the manifest dangers and oppressions of the Soviet Union, Vietnam, China or Cuba could reasonably expect to find safe haven in the "free world."<p>The Cold War was on, and political refugees played a central …

Vietnam War

Is the internet killing opinion journalism?

<b>It's no secret that the internet age has been bad for the print media business in general and newspapers in particular. But what has it meant for the world of opinion? Has the ease with which the average person can share their views with the public been an unmitigated good? Or have we paid a price</b> …

Madison's challenge to millennials

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many of our nation's Founding Fathers could be considered the millennials of their day.<p>Sitting beneath their white wigs at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 were young innovators around the age of Mark Zuckerberg or Taylor Swift. In fact, James Madison -- our nation's fourth president …

Why Trump is wrong on refugees

<b>(CNN) —</b> Speaking earlier this week, Republican candidate Donald Trump said that if elected president, he would send home all of the Syrian refugees the United States has accepted. "I'm putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this mass migration," he said during a …

The Second Amendment Is a Gun-Control Amendment

The tragedy happens—yesterday at a school in Oregon, and then as it will again—exactly as predicted, and uniquely here. It hardly seems worth the energy to once again make the same essential point that the President—his growing exasperation and disbelief moving, if not effective, as he serves as …

Why Americans can’t write

<i>Natalie Wexler chairs the board of trustees for the Writing Revolution.</i><p>It’s no secret that many Americans are lousy writers. Just ask any college professor or employer, including those at prestigious institutions. With the advent of e-mail, writing ability has become more important than ever, and …