Monthly Archives: April 2008

Wheaton College’s Latest Academic Freedom Transgression: Firing Professor Kent Gramm for Divorce

Wheaton College is more medieval than modern; more oppressive than enlightened; more radical than measured; more intolerant than tolerant. First: They fired Professor Joshua Hochschild for converting to Roman Catholicism. Yes in the United States of America, the beacon of … Continue reading

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FOX News Earns Plaudits and High Praise for Senator Obama Interview

Chris Wallace conducted one of the better interviews in recent years on national television. His interview of Illinois Senator Barack Obama on FOX News Sunday, April 27 was polite, respectful, substantive and penetrating. Unlike the ABC tandem of George Stephanopoulus and Charles … Continue reading

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Professor Peter N. Kirstein N.Y.U. Academic Freedom Speech

This video consists of excerpts from my talk on February 23, 2008 at the “Freedoms at Risk” conference at New York University. The conference was organised by the Student Council of the College of Arts and Science. This is a … Continue reading

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The Evil Of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and “Massive Retaliation”Against Iran

Hillary’s World. Senator Hillary Clinton has threatened “massive retaliation” against the Islamic Republic of Iran were it to use nuclear weapons against the State of Israel. She has engaged in on-the-run extended deterrence by threatening the destruction of Iran were … Continue reading

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McCain-Clinton War Grinds On: 135 U.S. Casualties in 2008

The Iraq War which only one major candidate for the presidency opposes, Senator Barack Obama (Ill), has led to the needless deaths of 135 American troops this year. Senator John McCain and Senator Hillary Clinton voted to authorise the use … Continue reading

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George Stephanopoulus: ABC News Clinton Surrogate

Clinton Campaign Spokesperson George Stephanopoulus. Not only did this former Clinton administration White House official–senior advisor to the president for policy and strategy–conduct a high-tech lynching during the “debate” in Philadelphia on April  16, but also for the last month … Continue reading

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Hamas Leader Mourns Murdered Children, Apartheid; Welcomes President Carter Peace Mission

“Tear down that wall Mr Olmert!” It is essential that the United States adopt Senator Barack Obama’s approach to external relations. Namely negotiate with our adversaries and derivately compel our dependent allies to do the same. I wish Senator Obama, however, … Continue reading

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Nadia Abu El-Haj Academic Freedom Case Subject of New Yorker Article

Barnard College Professor Nadia Abu El-Haj, who was another tenure target of the Zionist thought police, is profiled in a brilliant,  magisterial article in the New Yorker. Entitled The Petition: Israel, Palestine, and a tenure battle at Barnard, its author is … Continue reading

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St Xavier to Reopen Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Usually spelled Reopening Law enforcement officials determine threat no longer viable; Graduate classes resume the evening of Wednesday April 16; Undergraduate classes resume 8:00 a.m., Thursday April 17 Saint Xavier University President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D., announced today that all … Continue reading

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Like Dominoes: Oakland University Closed Due to Graffiti Threat

Oakland University canceled today’s classes and activities after graffiti messages threatening a campus attack were found scrawled in three men’s restrooms. The Auburn Hills campus is expected to reopen at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The threats were found Saturday in three … Continue reading

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Monday April 14 Update on St Xavier University Closure Due to Threats

April 13, 2008 Received Sunday 6:26 P.M. The multi-agency investigation into threatening graffiti written in Regina Hall continues. The Saint Xavier University campuses remain closed until further notice. The well being of our University community remains our primary concern. Students … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Christopher Hitchens’s Question for Pope Benedict

This post appeared in the Washington Post blog today. He is referring to Cardinal Bernard Law who resigned as archbishop of Boston in 2002 and was involved in a series of sex scandals involving underage youth. Mr Hitchens wrote the … Continue reading

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Saint Xavier University Cancels Classes, Monday April 14, 2008, Due to Threats

    Statement from President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D.   Saint Xavier University closed I would like to quote from Saint Xavier University’s mission statement. Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, … Continue reading

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DePaul University Task Force on Academic Freedom and Shared Governance (Report)

This report was written in the wake of the June 2007 tenure and promotion denial cases of Drs. Norman G. Finkelstein, then assistant professor of political science and Mehrene Larudee, assistant professor of international studies. The task force report is notable … Continue reading

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Senator John McCain’s 100 Year Iraq War

From the New York Times court liberal Frank Rich, who adorns his lengthy but uninformative columns with needlessly excessive links, to conservative writers such as Charles Krauthammer, harangues are flying against the two major Democratic candidates for president for accusing Senator … Continue reading

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Senator Barack Obama on Dr King’s 40th Anniversary of His Assassination

Senator Obama’s full remarks follow as prepared for delivery. Remarks for Senator Barack Obama Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fort Wayne, Indiana April 4, 2008   Assassinated April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee As Mike Mike [Riley, Indiana Campaign Chairperson … Continue reading

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Bureau of Prisons Government Employee Now Calls Me “Harmful” and “Hurtful” to Country[persons]

From: Kerry L. Wolford [] Sent: Tue 4/1/2008 8:03 AM To: Kirstein, Peter N. Subject: Re: Why Not? Peter, I love free speech.  I served my country in the Army for 20 years for that freedom and others.  However, showing … Continue reading

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