Liberal Arts on Townhall

Cortney O'Brien - Tue Nov 13

Mike Adams - Tue Dec 20

Hamline University is not a liberal arts college as it claims to be. It is an illiberal arts college that has just disgraced itself in the national court of public opinion. Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer was hired to teach at the school but then abruptly canned by those who did not want even a single high-profile conservative faculty member. ... more

Jeff Carter - Tue Oct 4

Ah yes, the Obama campaign team is hard at work. Occupy Wall Street would like a totalitarian government and an Obama reelection or retention by other means. That fits nicely with the Roseanne Barr statement about guillotines and re-education camps. This must be the new tone. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Wed Jul 13

For the past year, I've had a fine old time getting into it with various educators of the more credentialed kind over whether the classic liberal-arts curriculum at our great universities should be preserved intact. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Wed Jul 6

Before any project can be economically viable, labor costs must be addressed, and that is exactly why we need to scrap Davis-Bacon and all prevailing wage laws. We also need to eliminate collective bargaining of public unions, preferably getting rid of public unions in entirety. ... more

Paul Greenberg - Tue Jul 5

Higher education keeps getting lower. And not just in this state, where the core curriculum at the University of Arkansas' campus at Fayetteville is being hollowed out. ... more

Rachel Marsden - Tue Jun 28

I can logically, albeit somewhat politically incorrectly, answer the question of why I'm not cut out for the manufacturing industry. But the fact that men who are fully equipped for it aren't gravitating to this wide-open job market is baffling and problematic. ... more

Daniel Forrester - Fri Jun 10

At what point does the cost to acquire a college degree exceed its benefits? Can business acumen be sculpted in young minds through immersive experiences outside of formal classroom settings? ... more

Paul Greenberg - Thu Jun 2

"Yes, it would take ingenuity, perseverance and, most of all, a faculty that still believes in liberal education." ... more

Rich Galen - Wed Jun 1

Sarah Palin is a great personality. She was not a good Governor of Alaska, she was not a good candidate for VP, and she will not even attempt to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 2012 election. ... more

Katie Kieffer - Mon May 30

Peter Thiel is rocking the boat of higher education. The libertarian entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and co-founder of PayPal is sending liberal college administrators into a tizzy with his latest push to encourage young innovators to ditch college for two years and pursue entrepreneurship. ... more

Larry Elder - Thu Mar 3

"Racist!" shouted some Columbia University students at an Iraq War vet. Other students reportedly "hissed and booed." Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who spoke at Columbia three years earlier, received better treatment from the audience. ... more

Wendell Cox - Thu Feb 3

Much has been said and written lately about “for-profit higher education” – in large part because the U.S. Department of Education is expected to soon publish so-called “Gainful Employment” rules that would place de facto mandates on who these schools can teach and what they can be taught. ... more

Pat Buchanan - Tue Jan 4

"Conservative Tycoon ... Dies at 95," said the New York Times headline on New Year's Eve about the death of Roger Milliken. Clearly, the headline writer did not know the man. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Dec 16

The liberal arts face a perfect storm. The economy is struggling with obscenely high unemployment and is mired in massive federal and state deficits. Budget-cutting won't spare education. ... more

Linda Chavez - Fri Nov 12

The Obama administration thinks it knows best how to run health care, the banks, and the auto industry, so why not post-secondary education? ... more