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Never Say Never: Why I’m Voting for Trump

Early in the 2016 presidential primary season, I declared that I would never vote for Donald Trump. Even though I wouldn’t ever consider Hillary (I’m Catholic, after all), I could not bring myself to vote for the GOP nominee, either. So, I voted third-party, and for three reasons. First, I considered Mr. Trump a wild [...]

Occupy Harvard

You probably think North Korea is thousands of miles away. Actually, it is as close as your nearest university. By and large most of our universities and colleges have become little North Koreas—sealed enclaves of repressive ideology, stifled speech, and rigid thought control. Students enthuse to this jailed status through daily dosages of Huxleyan soma [...]

Putting the ‘Loco’ In Loco Parentis

In loco parentis means “in the place of the parents.” It is an old legal concept that once had a venerable place in Western law. The doctrine of in loco parentis was invoked when people or institutions had to act in the place of parents. Schools, for example, were deemed to share in a parent’s [...]

I Met a Hero in Harvard Yard

Or I might say, “Sauron forgot about a hobbit.” There is one thing everyone ought to know about blacktop.  It cracks.  Ice then gets into the cracks and before you know it, there's a regular furrow, and some windswept dirt, and something with stubborn roots sets up in it, like dandelions with their brave yellow [...]

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