Phi Beta Cons

Obama Does It Again

He has appointed another far-left academic to a federal post, this time Duke professor (and Gang of 88 member) Cathy Davidson to the National Council on Humanities. My Pope Center colleague Jay Schalin writes about it here. It appears that Davidson is interested in the humanities mainly as a platform for advancing the progressive/statist view of the world.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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‘We Can’t Afford It’

Leon Trotsky — n.b., Millennials: He was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she was — understood the power of single-payer systems: “The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” The socialist powers of Trotsky’s time made good on ... Read More
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When the Press Sees Red

You’ve probably seen the viral footage of a Native American beating his drum, surrounded by a crowd of students from Covington Catholic high school. One of them, wearing a MAGA hat, is right in front of him, with a smirk on his face. It was an odd moment combining the end of the March for Life, which the ... Read More