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Everett Piper

Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery).

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 file photo, a Stanford University student walks in front of Hoover Tower on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Calif. A mother who says she paid the consultant at the center of the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme $6.5 million says she was duped into believing the money would help underprivileged students. A statement was released Thursday, May 2, 2019 by a Hong Kong lawyer who says he represents the mother. The statement says the consultant, Rick Singer, asked the mother to make a donation through his foundation to Stanford University after her daughter was admitted to the school.  (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Coddling college campuses and a crippled culture

Summer is over. School has started. Students from coast to coast have returned to their college campuses, and the nation waits with bated breath as to what will happen next. Published September 6, 2019

The Path of Modern Academy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Ideological fascism at American colleges and universities

Once there was a prominent landowner who had a son. Even though the boy was quite well cared for and had everything he needed, he became restless. One day he approached his dad and said: "Father, I don't want to wait for my inheritance. Frankly, I am suffocating living under your rules and your expectations. Published September 1, 2019

Sign Post Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Choosing the right path in contentious times

Reflecting on this classic poem by Robert Frost, I can't help but remember a recent political debate I had with a good friend and fellow Michigan State University Spartan. Published August 25, 2019

Illustration on the meaning of being human by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Human beings aren't defined by their desires or appetites

The July 27 edition of The Wall Street Journal contains a debate between David French (attorney and writer for National Review and columnist for Time) and Marci Hamilton (professor at the University of Pennsylvania and former clerk for Sandra Day O'Connor). Published August 16, 2019

Illustration on narcissism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Joe Biden drowns'

This past week, as we listened to Joe Biden mindlessly shout, "We believe in [our] "truths over facts," maybe we would all do well to remember the story of Narcissus and my young friend. Published August 9, 2019

The abolition of women

If there was any remaining question that corporate oligarchs and today's educational ruling class now have near Orwellian control over all of American culture, this week's news should remove all doubt. Published August 2, 2019

Illustration on the questions of life by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Do you really want an answer?'

More than 60 years ago, in "The Abolition of Man," C.S. Lewis challenged his readers to wrestle with the key questions of his time with God's natural law as the foundational premise; as the "measuring rod outside of those things being measured." Published July 26, 2019

Illustration on circular thinking by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

When disagreement becomes name-calling

Standard fare for any conservative Christian who dares to open his mouth in the public square today is to be called a "bigot," a "hater" and an "intolerant SOB" for doing so. My experience is no exception. Predictable responses to my weekly columns often include comments such as, "You're an idiot. You are a hateful crank. You are an embarrassment to our community. You're arrogant. You always think that you're right. The real enemy of truth is people like you who want to impose your 'truth' on the rest of us." Published July 14, 2019

Illustration on sexual mis-education by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

The science-denying nonsense of Planned Parenthood

This past week, Planned Parenthood celebrated the end of Pride Month by tweeting, "Young LGBTQ people need sex education that addresses their identities and experiences, so that they have the information and skills to take care of their sexual health." Published July 7, 2019

Illustration on love and tolerance by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Compromise and capitulation in the church

This past week, Kevin Mannoia, who presently serves as the chaplain of Azusa Pacific University and who is the past president of the National Association of Evangelicals, testified before the California legislature in favor of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 99 (ACR 99). Published June 30, 2019

Science Brain Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Who are the science deniers?

The National Assessment of Educational Progress has issued its "Nation's Report Card" on America's schools and the data is clear. Private schools -- which are mostly religious -- outperform their public-school counterparts in science scores in almost every subcategory, including physical science, life science and earth science. Published June 23, 2019

Illustration on the new fascism by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Defining freedom and fascism

At the risk of coming across as slightly pedantic, I'd like to offer a bit of a lesson as we enter into the last days of June and, thereby, prepare for the upcoming celebration of our nation's birth. Published June 16, 2019

A police officer watches the crowd at the conclusion of the Capitol Pride Parade at Dupont Circle in Washington, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In praise of humble pie

On June 1, 2019, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, tweeted a reminder to Catholics in his diocese that they should not support this month's "Pride Month." "These events," said the bishop, "promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals and especially harmful to children." Published June 9, 2019

Illustration on Al Gore by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why does Al Gore keep denying science?

This past Wednesday, May 29, former Vice President Al Gore spoke to the graduating seniors at Harvard University. A summary of his talk? There is an "assault on science" that threatens "the capacity of the human species to endure" on planet Earth. Published June 2, 2019

A national commencement address

I am passionate about teaching. I adore learning. I love the academy and all the ideals that reside within the four walls of the ivy tower. I have given more than 30 years of my professional life to this enterprise. Published May 19, 2019

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a rally, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

'Hail Big Bro! Vote for Uncle Joe!'

Jonah Goldberg's recent piece, titled "Who Cares About National Unity?" (April 26, 2019, National Review) is the required reading of the week. In fact, dare I suggest, it should be a required reading of the year. Or at least required of every registered voter in the United States before he is allowed to cast his ballot in the next election. This truly is the kind of stuff that every adult who fancies himself a remotely informed voter must read, consider, digest and take to heart if we have any hope of continuing to be a free nation and a free people. Published May 5, 2019

Illustration on pick and choose Christianity by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'My name is Everett Piper and I'm running for president of the United States'

In the April 23, 2019, edition of the NPR Update, Tom Gjelten posted a column he titled "How Would Jesus Vote?" In that column, Mr. Gjelten presents the South Bend, Indiana mayor, Pete Buttigieg, as a new kind of "Christian" politician a "married" homosexual who favors the eisegesis of inclusion, acceptance and tolerance rather than the exegesis of doctrine, dogma and clear definitions. Published April 28, 2019

Illustration on spiritual transformation by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

A story as old as time

Trans-gendered. Trans-abled. Trans-species. Trans-identity. It is hard to spend more than five minutes reading the daily news without being bombarded by stories about those who tell us of "transitioning" — stories of what has come to be called the "trans-community." Published April 21, 2019