May 29, 2005
I am currently negotiating with a conservative foundation/publishing company about republishing my student guide to activism: The Conservative Revolution: How to Win the Battle for College Campuses. We are in the process of re-editing the book, which should hopefully be finished by the end of June. We are hoping to have the new version out by the fall. Stay tuned.
May 25, 2005
I have been saying this for years. Immortality may just be around the corner. Have we gone too far? I wouldn't mind living forever. How about you?
To those students interested in putting together a "professor watchlist" that records the names and methods of profs who attempt to indoctrinate students, check out the UT-YCT website. This project really makes profs think twice about abusing their positions of authority in the classroom.
May 24, 2005
Racist Mexican Nazis are holding rallies that proclaim the Southwest the land of Mexico. People might want to consider closing the border after viewing this rally. Republicans and Democrats still won't TOUCH this issue. Sad, indeed.
May 17, 2005
Grand Mufti Adul-Aziz al-Sheik issued his statement a day after Newsweek retracted its report, saying a full inquiry still should be launched "to alleviate the sorrow that befell Muslims." This is just plain ridiculous. It is simply another example of Muslims placing the blame on someone else. So, Newsweek's article about desecrating the Quran angered many Muslims. This does not mean that Newsweek should be held responsible for the riots. Why can't these zealots take responsibility for their own problems? Oh, wait, that is one of the reasons they attacked the U.S. on 911. Same symptoms, same disease.
My friend Ryan Sorba over at CSSB is holding a bake sale to protest discriminatory admissions processes. Yes, the Conservative Revolution continues at full throttle... The bake sale will be held May 31 on the CSSB commons between 11am and 3pm. Please show your support by attending, if possible, or emailing your friends and the media to get the word out.
May 16, 2005
This weekend was amazing. I was able to talk to Dinesh D'Souza, Ted Nugent, Ward Connerly, David Horowitz, Mark Larson and numerous brilliant student leaders from around the country. My friend Charles Ganske and I gave out 50 copies of our presentation on The New Young Conservative Movement. We were able to meet a few filmmakers as well, who gave us great advice on our upcoming documentary about the left-wing in this country. A great weekend indeed. I am flying to D.C. this weekend to discuss the nuts and bolts of our new magazine and film with some of my associates. It should be another fantastic weekend!
May 11, 2005
http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20050511-121123-9220r.htm An interesting piece in the Washington Times says this may be the case.
May 2, 2005
I am proud to say that I started the UT Chapter of SAF with the help of some friends. Keep up the great work, guys! A Revealing Case at the University of Texas A recent debacle at the University of Texas drove home this very point. As was reported in an article on the InsideHigherEd.com website, the UT Board of Regents sent out a memo last month announcing an update to its rules on faculty rights and responsibility. Among the policies detailed in the memo was a section on “Freedom in the Classroom,” which stated that, “Faculty members are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing his or her subject, but are expected not to introduce into their teaching controversial matter that has no relation to his or her subject.” The InsideHigherEd.com article reveals what happened next: “As that language spread across the Internet, some professors suggested that there was a new crackdown in the works on what goes on in faculty classrooms, apparently to pre-empt David Horowitz-style “Academic Bill of Rights” legislation to regulate faculty conduct.”As it turns out, the faculty’s fears were both hysterical and utterly misguided. They were correct in thinking that the policy was similar—in fact, nearly identical—to that contained in many of the state legislative bills based on the Academic Bill of Rights. But they were wrong in thinking that it was new. The policy had actually been in place for decades, as have similar policies at universities all across the country, though a UT spokesman told InsideHigherEd that he could not recall any instance in which disciplinary proceedings had been brought against a faculty member for violating it.This incident is highly telling and speaks to the need for an Academic Bill of Rights. If the faculty at the University of Texas are wholly unaware of the policies governing academic freedom in the classroom, how can students possibly be expected to know and understand their rights, much less pursue grievances based on them? The Academic Bill of Rights and the state legislation inspired by it would remedy this disconnect between existing policy and practice.