Rise Up, UNC Alumni

The University of North Carolina has been much in the news lately, and not for reasons Tar Heels should feel good about. In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Arch Allen, a distinguished alum who earned both his bachelor’s and law degrees at Chapel Hill, calls upon his fellow alums to get active over the report we issued last year showing how weak the general education requirements have become. He is particularly bothered by the fact that the head of the alumni association is content to have it simply be a lapdog for the university administration.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. He holds a B.A. from Carroll College (Waukesha, Wis.) and a J.D. from ...

Most Popular


Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More