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Topic - Steven F. Hayward
Republicans on the University of Colorado Board of Regents pushed Tuesday for greater intellectual diversity on campus, starting with the hiring of professors and instructors in the humanities who hold right-of-center views.
"If the Congress won't do it's job, the people will," declares the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure, set to take off in the main ballroom of the National Press Club on Monday. Disclosure? Are we talking health care here, or gun control? No, we're talking extraterrestrial. Of course, the nation's capital may seem like another planet at times, but no matter.
One of the nation's most liberal universities has announced it has successfully completed its quest to hire a conservative professor.
Coming soon to the University of Colorado at Boulder, what many had assumed was an extinct or at least endangered species: the conservative professor.
There can be little doubt that Americans today consider the presidency to be the most captivating and meaningful institution in American politics. Creative works devoted to the presidency have enjoyed special popularity in recent years.
President Reagan's famous "11th Commandment" — Republicans shalt not speak ill of fellow Republicans — is being sorely tested in the heat of the 2012 presidential sweepstakes.
As a boy, I read hortatory biographies of Washington, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, each intended to teach young people lessons of character as found in our great leaders. The genre included more than presidents as subjects - I remember similar volumes on Thomas Edison and George Washington Carver - but among presidents, only those three. By this, his 100th birthday year, Ronald Reagan has become the subject of a similar instructional literature, except these books are for adults.
This sequel to "The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order, 1964-1980" is, at 753 pages, only 58 pages shorter than its predecessor, but just as detailed in its examination of its subject.
He writes, "Reagan understood instinctively that modern liberalism represented a rejection of the constitutional premises of self-government. … Hence the core of Reagan's political purpose was recovering an appreciation for the Founder's understanding of the principles and practice of American government."
Asked why he thought the visiting scholar position was being created, he said, "It's a reaction to the Ward Churchill train wreck," referring to the former ethnic-studies professor who was fired in 2007 for comparing victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack to Nazi bureaucrats.