We can thank Rahm Emanuel for one thing — his famous line “Never let a crisis go to waste.” In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor Bruce Thornton of Fresno State argues that California generally and his university in particular have allowed their higher-education crisis to go to waste. Shrinking budgets and falling enrollments could have sparked a redirection of the university by raising standards and focusing on the core mission of higher education. No such luck.
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More