Jennifer Biddison

Congress may be out of session this week, but that doesn’t mean the policy world has stopped turning. Here are just a few things you should know about but may not find in the media headlines.

Prize Fight: Horowitz v. Churchill

How many times have you wished that David Horowitz would just give University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill a good punch in the nose? Well, that battle is about to begin – at least in the form of a war of words.

Churchill, most infamous for comparing 9/11 victims to Nazis, has agreed to debate the father of the Academic Bill of Rights in an upcoming debate series hosted by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF).

In a recent interview, Horowitz noted that CU’s president had to step down over Churchill’s remarks, but "Churchill is still on the faculty there because you cannot fire professors, no matter what they do." But where school administrators’ hands are tied, Horowitz’s are not. He recently published The Professors to hold Churchill and 100 of his "dangerous" academic peers accountable for their actions and words.

The first of the match-ups will be held April 6 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Other dates and locations will be announced soon on YAF’s new website.

Care about Your Cable Bill?

Around the office these days, most mentions of "nets" are part of our NCAA basketball trash-talking (or groaning, in my case). In the larger policy world, however, I’m hearing a number of conservative groups warning about the dangers of "net neutrality."