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  • Draconian Traffic Fee Law Moving Toward The Chopping Block

    04/11/2014 6:05:08 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/8/2014 | Jack Spencer
    A government money grab that's been operating under the guise of public safety might soon be ended. Legislation to scrap Michigan's "driver responsibility fees" has overwhelming support in the Legislature. In 2003, state lawmakers passed a bill that assessed "driver responsibility fees" in an effort to bring in additional revenue. The move was thinly veiled as a measure to ensure drivers were operating vehicles safely. However, the fees often go beyond simply assigning stiffer penalties for unsafe driving practices. In many instances they pile on costs that individuals don't have the ability to pay. What's more, under certain circumstances they...
  • New Hillsdale free online course: "Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics"

    09/19/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 9/19/2013 | Larry Arnn
    "Economics 101: The Principles of Free Market Economics" This is a free, ten-week, not-for-credit online course offered by Hillsdale College. With introductory and concluding lectures by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, the eight lectures at its core--by Gary Wolfram, the William E. Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Hillsdale College--will focus on the foundational principles of the free market. Topics will include the relationship of supply and demand, the “information problem” behind the failure of central planning, the rise of macroeconomics under the influence of John Maynard Keynes, and the 2008 financial crisis. Lectures will be released...
  • Larry Arnn apologizes for 'dark ones' statement

    It's big news here. I'm not sure of the details but Paul W. Smith WJR radio this morning was livid. Apparently the race baiting media has found a story in the least likely spot. Hillsdale College.
  • Ted Cruz at Hillsdale: “Economic freedom and the prosperity it generates reduces poverty"

    05/27/2013 4:21:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/27/2013 | ERIKA JOHNSEN
    President Obama’s lecturecommencement speech to the Naval Academy graduates on Friday left behind such a poor and lingering aftertaste, I thought this commencement speech from Sen. Ted Cruz to the graduates of Hillsdale might make a nice sort of belated palate cleanser. Sen. Cruz’s message was all about the inherent virtues of freedom, the American meritocracy, and the accompanying economic mobility, in which people’s rises and falls are directly related to their “talent, passion, perseverance, and willingness to fight for the American dream.” The best part about it all, of course, is that by pursuing and developing your own unique...
  • Steyn speaks on Campus

    02/01/2013 4:35:14 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    The Hillsdale Collegian ^ | 31 Jan 2013 | Shaun Lichti
    Mark Steyn, a nationally-recognized journalist and prominent conservative figure, brought a standing-room-only audience to its feet multiple times during his speech concerning America’s descent into big government Tuesday night at the George Roche Sports Complex. “People can change…and big government can force people to change quicker than you think,” Steyn said. He argued that the American legacy of small government does not render the nation invulnerable to the spread of European-style statist rule. “We have to get serious about the nature and view of government that many, and quite possibly a majority, of American’s now hold,” he said.
  • Is America Exceptional?

    10/26/2012 12:12:13 AM PDT · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Hillsdale College Imprimis ^ | October 2012 | Norman Podhoretz
    ONCE UPON A TIME, hardly anyone dissented from the idea that, for better or worse, the United States of America was different from all other nations. This is not surprising, since the attributes that made it different were vividly evident from the day of its birth. Let me say a few words about three of them in particular. First of all, unlike all other nations past or present, this one accepted as a self-evident truth that all men are created equal. What this meant was that its Founders aimed to create a society in which, for the first time in...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 201: “The Progressive Rejection of the Founding"

    08/31/2012 3:59:08 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 08/31/2012
    This new 10-week online course taught by Hillsdale College professors will examine American progressivism: its historical roots and principles; its rejection of America’s founding principles and Constitution; its political successes in the New Deal, the Great Society, and in recent years; the ongoing political debate between progressives and conservatives; and the chance of a constitutional revival. Constitution 201 Schedule: Each lecture is pre-recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Lectures and other study materials will be released by noon each Monday according to the schedule. Once released, they are available to view at your convenience. You will receive an email each...
  • Paul Moreno: A Short History of Congress's Power to Tax

    07/13/2012 6:16:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/06/2012 | Paul Moreno
    In 1935, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins was fretting about finding a constitutional basis for the Social Security Act. Supreme Court Justice Harlan Fiske Stone advised her, "The taxing power, my dear, the taxing power. You can do anything under the taxing power."... So how did the power to tax under the Constitution become unbounded? The first enumerated power that the Constitution grants to Congress is the "power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States." The text indicates that the taxing...
  • Federal Student Aid and the Law of Unintended Consequences

    07/05/2012 11:27:41 PM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    Hillsdale College Imprimis ^ | May/June 2012 | Richard Vedder
    FEDERAL STUDENT financial assistance programs are costly, inefficient, byzantine, and fail to serve their desired objectives. In a word, they are dysfunctional, among the worst of many bad federal programs. These programs are commonly rationalized on three grounds: on the grounds that assuring more young people a higher education has positive spillover effects for the country; on the grounds that higher education promotes equal economic opportunity (or, as the politicians say, that it is “a ticket to achieving the American Dream”); or on the grounds that too few students would go to college in the absence of federal loan programs,...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 10: “The Recovery of the Constitution” by Dr. Larry Arnn

    04/23/2012 1:47:59 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/23/2012 | Dr. Larry Arnn
    Statesmanship, for Franklin D. Roosevelt, entailed the “redefinition” of “rights in terms of a changing and growing social order.” Fulfilling the promise of Progressivism, President Roosevelt’s New Deal gave rise to unlimited government. In contrast to Franklin D. Roosevelt and his ideological successors, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan sought the restoration of limited government. Today, our choice is clear: Will we live by the principles of the American Founding, or by the values of the Progressives? Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his campaign for the presidency in 1932 by emphasizing the Progressive understanding of history and by...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 9: "The Progressive Rejection of the Founding”

    04/16/2012 8:02:17 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/16/2012 | Ronald J. Pestritto
    Progressivism is the belief that America needs to move or “progress” beyond the principles of the American Founding. Organized politically more than a hundred years ago, Progressivism insists upon flexibility in political forms unbound by fixed and universal principles. Progressives hold that human nature is malleable and that society is perfectible. Affirming the inexorable, positive march of history, Progressives see the need for unelected experts who would supervise a vast administration of government. Progressivism is rooted in the philosophy of European thinkers, most notably the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. Progressivism takes its name from a faith in “historical progress.” According...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 8: “Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution”

    04/09/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | April 9 2012 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln’s fidelity to the Declaration of Independence is equally a fidelity to the Constitution. The Constitution takes its moral life from the principles of liberty and equality, and was created to serve those principles. We are divided as a nation today, as in Lincoln’s time, because we have severed the connection between these two documents. Lincoln’s “Fragment on the Constitution and the Union” contains the central theme of Lincoln’s life and work. Drawing upon biblical language, Lincoln describes the Declaration of Independence as an “apple of gold,” and the Constitution as the “frame of silver” around it. We cannot...
  • "Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty" Live Webcast Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Noon EST

    04/05/2012 8:48:05 PM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 04/05/2012 | Paul A. Rahe
    Hillsdale College First Principles on First Fridays lecture: “Obamacare's Assault on Religious Liberty” Funding for this month’s First Principles on First Fridays program has been provided by the Philip M. McKenna Foundation.Paul A. RaheCharles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage, Hillsdale CollegeDownload the Flier.Tuesday, April 10, 201212:00 - 1:00 p.m.Please note that this month’s program will take place on a Tuesday in deference to Good Friday.Paul A. Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and is Professor of History at Hillsdale College. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University...
  • Political Evils and Utopian Seductions

    04/03/2012 11:22:47 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | August 1994 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Without question, one of the most moving and disturbing movies of the last several years has been Steven Spielberg's film, Schindler's List. Wrapped in a fascinating story about one German businessman's successful attempt to save 1,100 Jews from the Nazi extermination machine is a visual style that captures more clearly the cold brutality of Hitler's National Socialist totalitarianism than practically any documentary produced since the end of the Second World War. A colleague of mine at Hillsdale College, who spent time in the Jewish Ghetto in Kaunas, Lithuania, as a young boy during the war, told me that no film...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 7: “Crisis of Constitutional Government”

    04/03/2012 5:18:40 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | April 2 2012 | Will Morrisey
    Welcome to Week 7 “Crisis of Constitutional Government” At the heart of the American constitutional crisis of the mid-nineteenth century stood the moral, social, and political evil of slavery. At stake in this crisis was the future of republican self-government.Abraham Lincoln saw the dilemma facing the nation as the “crisis of a house divided.” While the American Founders worked to put slavery, as Lincoln said, “on the course of ultimate extinction,” the institution had instead flourished in the first half of the nineteenth century. By the 1850s, efforts to expand slavery threatened to tear the nation apart.Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 6: “Religion, Morality, and Property”

    03/26/2012 10:54:21 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies · 8+ views
    Hillsdale College ^ | March 26 2012 | David J. Bobb
    The institutional separation of church and state—a revolutionary accomplishment of the American Founders—does not entail the separation of religion and politics. On the contrary, as the Northwest Ordinance states, “religion, morality and knowledge” are “necessary to good government.” For America’s Founders, reason and revelation properly understood are complementary. “Almighty God hath created the mind free,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Human beings are fallible, yet despite this fact, they are capable of self-government. With careful cultivation of one’s soul, attention to “the laws of nature and of nature’s God,” and the uplifting assistance of family,...
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101: “The Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government”

    03/23/2012 9:05:48 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Hillsdale College ^ | March 19, 2012 | Will Morrisey
    The separation of powers helps to ensure good government at the same time it guards against tyranny. Independent in function but coordinated in the pursuit of justice, the three branches of government—legislative, executive, and judicial—must each have enough power to resist the encroachment of the others, and yet not so much that the liberty of the people is lost. A political regime has three dimensions: the ruling institutions, the rulers, and the way of life of the people. In America, the rulers—the people themselves—and their ruling institutions—staffed by the people’s representatives—aim at securing the Creator-endowed natural rights of all citizens....
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 5 “The Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government”

    03/19/2012 6:13:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | March 19, 2012 | Will Morrisey
    The separation of powers helps to ensure good government at the same time it guards against tyranny. Independent in function but coordinated in the pursuit of justice, the three branches of government—legislative, executive, and judicial—must each have enough power to resist the encroachment of the others, and yet not so much that the liberty of the people is lost. A political regime has three dimensions: the ruling institutions, the rulers, and the way of life of the people. In America, the rulers—the people themselves—and their ruling institutions—staffed by the people’s representatives—aim at securing the Creator-endowed natural rights of all citizens....
  • Hillsdale Constitution 101 Week 4: Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny

    03/12/2012 5:11:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 03/12/2012 | Dr. Kevin Portteus
    Week 4 lecture: Dr. Kevin Portteus: Constitution 101 - "Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny" About the Lecturer: Kevin Portteus is assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale College, where he has taught since 2008. Dr. Portteus is faculty advisor for the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program, and teaches courses in American political thought and American political institutions. A visiting graduate faculty member in the American History and Government program at Ashland University, Dr. Portteus formerly taught at Belmont Abbey College and Mountain View College, in Dallas. Having published online through the Washington Times, Human Events, and BigGovernment.com, his book, Executive Details: Public Administration...
  • What Public Employee Unions are Doing to Our Country

    03/08/2012 4:21:31 PM PST · by harpu · 3 replies
    Imprimis (Hillsdale College) ^ | March, 2012 | William McGurn
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2012, by William McGurn (News Corporation) at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Newport Beach, California MANY SCHOLARS ARE better versed on the history of public employee unions than I am, but there is one credential I can claim that they cannot: I am a taxpayer in the People’s Republic of New Jerseystan. That makes me an authority on how public sector unions—especially at the state and local level—are thwarting economic growth, strangling the middle class, and generally hijacking the democratic process to serve their own ends rather...
  • Hillsdale' Constitution 101: "The Problem of Majority Tyranny"

    03/05/2012 3:33:36 PM PST · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | Feb. 2012 | David J. Bobb
    Welcome to Week 3 “The Problem of Majority Tyranny” Overview America was governed under the Articles of Confederation from 1781 to 1789. Unable to redress the problem of “majority tyranny,” the Articles were abandoned in favor of the Constitution, which created a “more perfect union.” David J. Bobb is director of the Hillsdale College Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, in Washington, D.C., and lecturer in politics. Dr. Bobb teaches courses in American politics and political theory to students participating in the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program. Through teaching the enduring principles of the American Declaration of Independence...
  • Hillsdale College' Constitution 101

    02/28/2012 10:17:08 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Constitution 101 Schedule Each lecture is pre-recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes. Lectures and other study materials will be released by noon each Monday according to the schedule. Once released, they are available to view at your convenience. You will receive an email each week informing you that new material is available. The American Mind Larry P. Arnn Monday, February 20 The Declaration of Independence Thomas G. West Monday, February 27 The Problem of Majority Tyranny David Bobb Monday, March 5 Separation of Powers: Preventing Tyranny Kevin Portteus Monday, March 12 Separation of Powers: Ensuring Good Government Will Morrisey Monday,...
  • Santorum to speak at Hillsdale College Monday

    02/17/2012 7:22:44 PM PST · by writer33 · 5 replies
    WTOL/Toledo ^ | 02/17/142 | Nick Bade
    HILLSDALE, MI (WTOL) – Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum will visit Hillsdale College Monday. The visit is part of the school's first presidential candidate symposium. Students have also invited the three other leading republican candidates, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, to participate in the forum. So far, Santorum is the only candidate to accept the invitation. All four candidates are campaigning heavily in Michigan ahead of the state's Feb. 28 primary. Mitt Romney held an economic roundtable discussion in Monroe Thursday. Recent polls in Michigan show Santorum ahead of the former Massachusetts Governor, who grew up in the...
  • Santorum to speak at Hillsdale, other candidates invited

    02/16/2012 12:59:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hillsdale Collegian ^ | February 15, 2012 | Marieke van der Vaart
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak on campus Monday night, Hillsdale College administrators and representatives from his campaign confirmed. Students have also invited Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney to speak at what could be the college’s first presidential candidate symposium. At press time, their campaigns had not committed to the event. Santorum said he was looking forward to visiting Hillsdale to participate in the forum. “I am excited to share my vision for a brighter America, and the life experiences that have helped shape those positions,” Santorum said. The Hillsdale College Constitution Symposium, a coalition of students...
  • About Constitution 101 [free course mentioned by Rush today]

    02/13/2012 1:05:25 PM PST · by Daffynition · 67 replies · 15+ views
    Hillsdale.edu ^ | February 13, 2012 | unknown
    “Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution” is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College. Featuring an expanded format from the “Introduction to the Constitution” lecture series with Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, Constitution 101 follows closely the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students. In this course, you can: watch lectures from the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on campus; study the same readings taught in the College course; submit questions for weekly Q&A sessions with the faculty; access a course study guide; test your knowledge through weekly quizzes; and upon completion of...
  • Hillsdale College Constitution 101 Class Offered Free Online

    02/10/2012 11:04:37 AM PST · by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 · 61 replies · 1+ views
    hillsdale.edu ^ | 2/10/12
    “Constitution 101: The Meaning and History of the Constitution” is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College. Featuring an expanded format from the “Introduction to the Constitution” lecture series with Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, Constitution 101 follows closely the one-semester course required of all Hillsdale College undergraduate students. In this course, you can: • watch lectures from the same Hillsdale faculty who teach on campus; • study the same readings taught in the College course; • submit questions for weekly Q&A sessions with the faculty; • access a course study guide; • test your knowledge through weekly...
  • Embattled Cain focuses on security in Hillsdale

    11/29/2011 9:26:40 PM PST · by TBP · 18 replies
    Detroit News | November 29. 2011 | staff and wire reports
    Link only: http://detnews.com/article/20111129/POLITICS03/111290386/Embattled-Cain-focuses-on-security-in-Hillsdale
  • Hillsdale College Free Market forum: Markets, Government, and the Common Good Oct. 27-28

    10/27/2011 1:15:51 AM PDT · by iowamark
    Hillsdale College ^ | Oct. 27 2011 | Hillsdale College
    “Markets, Government, and the Common Good” Presented in conjunction with the Acton Institute and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Register to watch the free webcast of this event: hillsdalefmf.com Schedule of Events: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 8:00 p.m. “The New Road to Serfdom: Lessons to Learn from European Policy” Daniel Hannan European Parliament FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 8:00-9:45 a.m. “The National Debt and Entitlement Reform” Chair: Gary Wolfram Hillsdale College Presenters: “The Debt Crisis” David R. Henderson Naval Postgraduate School “The Entitlement Crisis” Michael D. Tanner CATO “The Politics of Entitlement Reform” Dean Clancy FreedomWorks 10:15 -11:45 a.m. “Can We...
  • On The Importance Of Our Founding Principles: A Speech To Hillsdale College Major Donors

    10/10/2011 5:51:02 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 5 replies
    Klamath in Crisis ^ | 10/10/11 | Igor Birman
    Thank you for your invitation to be here today and I am very honored that you should ask me not only to join you in the observance of Constitution Week, but also permit me to express my respect and admiration for Hillsdale College and to thank each of you for everything you have done to make their tireless efforts possible. Now, I confess that I am not able to call myself a Hillsdale graduate nor can I lay claim to any formal affiliation with you. But, nonetheless, I come here as a very great beneficiary of your commitment to the...
  • Hillsdale College in Pittsburgh- vanity

    04/26/2011 5:24:40 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 8 replies
    Tomorrow evening my husband and I will be attending the Hometown Lecture Series in Pittsburgh sponsored by Hillsdale College. I was simply curious as to how many FReepers also plan on attending. If anyone has attended other events from the series, feel free to post what you thought of the presentations.
  • My Evening with Mark Steyn

    03/11/2011 9:25:02 PM PST · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 11 replies
    6 foot 2 In High Heel Shoes ^ | March 12, 2011 | Me
    Driving through foreboding fogginess Wednesday, I was struck with a creeping sense of lurking doom, which naturally put me in the perfect humor to hear Mark Steyn’s speech at Hillsdale College that evening. Luckily, he was in an “apocalyptic mood” and delivered on a promise to give listeners something to think on, or at least drink on, depending on individual preference. Introducing his topic, he said, “If you’re planning on drinking to forget, I’ll try to give you plenty you’ll want to forget.” Steyn disclosed the brutal truth of America in decline; the insatiable appetites of activist bureaucracy, moronic budgetary...
  • SPREAD THE WORD! Kirby Center lunch/talk this Friday in DC - 'What Would Abraham Lincoln Do?'

    02/28/2011 12:58:27 PM PST · by hillsdale1 · 4 replies
    The 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War offers an opportunity to reflect upon the wartime statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln. Impelled to the presidency by a constitutional crisis, Lincoln stood on the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution both before and during the Civil War. With special attention to what Americans today may learn from Lincoln as we grapple with a global war and prodigious debt, this lecture will illuminate Lincoln's example of self-government under law.
  • 'Analyzing the Constitution for 90 Days – The Preamble to the United States Constitution'

    02/21/2011 6:53:00 PM PST · by hillsdale1 · 11 replies
    Constituting America ^ | 2/22/11 | Dr. David Bobb
    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The Preamble to the Constitution was added at the last minute by the Constitutional Convention, roundly criticized upon its announcement, and even today lacks any legal standing. So what does it mean, and why does it matter? “We the People” was a powerful and even revolutionary way to...
  • LAT Says FDR Book Made Hillsdale Prof. Burt Folsom "Conservative Hero"

    02/16/2011 5:54:17 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/12/11 | Mark Z. Barabak
    For more than half a century, biographers have treated Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Rushmore-like reverence, celebrating the nation's 32nd president as a colossus who eased the agony of the Great Depression and saved democracy from Nazi Germany. Which never sat right with historian Burton Folsom Jr. Growing up in Nebraska, Folsom remembers, his dad, a savings and loan executive, griped about high taxes and Roosevelt's voracious ambition. FDR was dead, but his legacy — deficit spending, an activist federal government, an expansive social safety net — lived on. About 15 years ago, Folsom read another of those historical surveys, this...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe @ Commentary: 'How to Think About the Tea Party'

    02/13/2011 8:24:51 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 8 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2011 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    On February 19, 2009, when the finance commentator Rick Santelli indulged in a rant against the newly unveiled “stimulus” bill on the CNBC cable network and called for a demonstration in Chicago modeled on the Boston Tea Party, he fired a shot heard round the country. Santelli’s diatribe was focused on the fact that Americans who had played by the rules, had saved much of what they had earned, and had paid their bills on time were being required to bail out fellow citizens who had gotten caught short in purchasing a domicile they could not afford or while speculating...
  • Ricochet: "Listing Conservative Braniacs"

    09/28/2010 9:53:39 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 10 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 9/28/10 | Peter Robinson
    By way of Twitter, this just in from Uncommon Knowledge viewer Travis Lindsay: Peter, if you had to make a list of the top conservative intellectuals today who would make your list? A lovely question. We’ve come a long way since Lionel Trilling’s 1950 declaration that “[i]n the United States at this time liberalism is not only the dominate but even the sole intellectual tradition.” Our side has brilliant scholars, think tanks, intellectual ferment. Of any number who belong on this long list, three who come immediately to mind:
  • Hillsdale College Prof. Paul Rahe - "Democrat Civil War: Going to the Mattresses?"

    10/18/2010 12:02:18 PM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 18 replies · 1+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 10/18/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    Back in mid-June, Leslie Gelb floated an idea in an op-ed piece that he published in The Wall Street Journal. After the midterms, he argued, when Robert Gates resigned his position as Secretary of Defense, Hillary Clinton should be given the job in preparation for making her the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 2012. As a booby prize – Gelb spoke, of course, in more flattering terms – Joe Biden could be made Secretary of State. Apart from fact that it requires one to suppose that a man known as “loose lips,” notorious for blurting out the first thing that comes...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul A. Rahe @ Ricochet - "How to Judge a Poll"

    10/19/2010 2:35:11 PM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 3 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 10/19/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    Over the next couple of weeks, we will be deluged by polls. Most of them will be honestly conducted. Others will constitute an attempt to discourage the voters on one side or another. How can one separate the sheep from the goats? You should start with one key question. What are the pollsters’ turn-out expectations, and do they make any sense? Jay Cost went to the heart of the matter in his post this morning. As he put it, “the partisan composition of the electorate remains the critical unresolved issue of this cycle. Every pollster is making a guess as...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe - "Beyond the Liberal Spin: The Realignment Underway"

    11/05/2010 7:07:50 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 1 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 11/5/2010 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    The election is now over and the results are in – except in Alaska, Colorado, Washington, and a congressional district here and there. And one by one the usual suspects are weighing in with their comments. Most of these are utterly predictable, and some are downright mendacious, as one would expect. When President Obama denied that the biggest Republican victory since the 1920s was a referendum on the policies embraced by his party and his administration, he was either lying or deep in denial – and the same thing can be said about The New York Times, which opined yesterday...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe @ BigGovernment - "Barack Obama: A One-Trick Pony"

    11/08/2010 6:35:52 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 11/8/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    A bit less than a year ago, I posted piece entitled Is Barack Obama a One-Trick Pony? I raised this question with an eye to three thumbsuckers that had recently appeared – one on Politico by veteran commentator Elizabeth Drew; another, entitled Amateur Hour at the White House, written by Leslie Gelb for The Daily Beast; and a third, drawing on the remarks of these two well-known Democratic scribes, published in The Wall Street Journal by Peggy Noonan. Noonan had two things to say – first, that no one among her liberal acquaintances really loved Barack Obama the way so...
  • Prof. Paul Rahe: 'Politics, Abortion, and Infanticide: Obama Responds'

    01/24/2011 9:47:11 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 2 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 1/22/11 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    As I noted yesterday in an earlier post, the grand jury report incident to the indictment for murder and infanticide of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was released earlier this week, and it suggests that what those most opposed to abortion have always claimed about the so-called abortion mills is all too true. As at one reporter put it, Gosnell and his associates not only broke state law by performing abortions after 24 weeks—they also killed live babies by stabbing them with scissors and cutting their spinal cords. Law enforcement officials found blood-stained furniture, unsterilized instruments and fetal remains scattered about...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe: "What Should Obama Say Tonight?"

    01/25/2011 7:49:27 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 24 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 1/25/11 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    Sad to say, what I wrote last year at this time is hardly less apt today: “The State of the Union Address is ordinarily a bore. It generally consists of a laundry list of proposals, and the list nearly always seems interminable. If Barack Obama has moxie, however, tonight could be different. His State of the Union Address could be a real game changer.” “Here,” I then wrote, “is how he could do it – if he was really intent on saving his Presidency and on turning a disgraceful performance in that office into something worthy of eulogy. This evening,...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe 'Politics, Abortion, and Infanticide: Notes on the State of Pennsylvania'

    01/24/2011 9:32:57 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 4 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 1/22/11 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    The grand jury report incident to the indictment for murder and infanticide of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has now been released, and it is telling. Some three-hundred pages in length, it reveals that the abortion mill that Dr. Gosnell ran at the Women’s Medical Society had not been inspected since 1993. “According to the prosecutors,” Marian Wang at ProPublica reports, “Gosnell and his associates not only broke state law by performing abortions after 24 weeks—they also killed live babies by stabbing them with scissors and cutting their spinal cords.”
  • Threats to American Security lecture on CSPAN2

    01/07/2011 7:41:12 PM PST · by iowamark · 2 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 01/06/2011 | Brian T. Kennedy
    "Brian Kennedy talked about U.S. national security and the recently ratified Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia." "C-SPAN2 will broadcast today's "First Principles on First Fridays" lecture delivered at Hillsdale College's Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, in Washington, D.C. “It’s Not Just the Economy, Stupid” Brian T. Kennedy President, The Claremont Institute" "About Today's Lecture With threats to American national security from around the globe growing daily, citizens and elected officials alike must realize that not just economic issues matter. What are the dangers? And what must be done to protect American national security?...
  • Hillsdale College Event in D.C. w/Lunch - "It's Not Just The Economy Stupid"

    01/05/2011 9:40:15 PM PST · by hillsdale1 · 3 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | 1/6/11 | Hillsdale College - Kirby Center
    Brian Kennedy, the president of the Claremont Institute, publisher of the Claremont Review of Books, and director of the Institute’s Ballistic Missile Defense Project, will speak at the January First Principles on First Fridays program through Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington. “It’s Not Just The Economy Stupid” Brian Kennedy President, Claremont Institute November 5, 2010 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 227 Massachusetts Avenue, NE • Washington, DC 20002 Lunch Provided With threats to American national security from around the globe growing daily, citizens and elected officials must realize that not just...
  • Hillsdale College DC Event: Grand Opening of Kirby Center With Lunch and Talk by Hadley Arkes

    11/22/2010 10:34:45 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 2 replies
    With faith in experts and hope that the administrative state will expand indefinitely, America's ruling elite--Republican and Democrat--are at war with America. Standing against this elite is America's "country class," who believe in God and insist upon a return to constitutional principles. What do the 2010 election results tell us about this ongoing battle?
  • Hillsdale College DC Event - War of the Ruling Class and the 2010 Election Results

    11/03/2010 11:43:54 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 2 replies
    Angelo Codevilla to Speak on War of the Ruling Class and the 2010 Election Results Washington, D.C. — Angelo Codevilla, professor emeritus of international relations at Boston Univesity, senior editor of The American Spectator and a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, will speak at the November First Principles on First Fridays program through Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington. “Does America Have A Ruling Class” Angelo Codevilla Author, The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What We Can Do About It and The American Spectator article that inspired it November...
  • Hillsdale College Prof. Paul Rahe: "The Single Best Decision Obama Has Made"

    10/17/2010 6:39:59 PM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 22 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 10/17/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    When I read in the news this weekend not only that Barack Obama has asked Joe Biden to be his running mate in 2012 but that that he considers his original selection of Biden as his running mate back in 2008 as “the single best decision I have made,” I was taken aback. After all, in Washington, Biden is a bit of a joke.
  • Hillsdale Prof. Burt Folsom: " Let Them Eat Cake–But Only If It Is Baked Locally"

    10/06/2010 9:17:46 AM PDT · by Basher53 · 2 replies
    BurtFolsom.com ^ | 10/04/10 | Prof. Burt Folsom
    The rediscovery of the Constitution and of the value of free markets is possibly the most exciting political trend of the last two years. But there is a cockroach in the cream: Americans are, as the Wall Street Journal put it today, “sour on trade.” Fully 53 percent of Americans, according to the WSJ/NBC poll, believe that free-trade agreements have hurt the U. S. Only 32 percent believed that in 1999. Of course, current trade agreements could stand improvement, but such a trend toward protectionism is alarming. And the Democrats are trying to score points with protectionist rhetoric in the...
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe @ Ricochet.com: "John Boehner Throws Down the Gauntlet"

    09/23/2010 8:44:35 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 7 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | 9/23/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    Last night, a friend sent me a draft of the Pledge to America that the House Republicans will be releasing today. It rewards study. Back in early August, I wrote a lengthy post entitled John Boehner’s Testing Time, arguing in some detail that we live in a critical time in which the ordinary rules of politics do not apply. In ordinary circumstances, we are condemned to a politics focused largely on patronage – in which political struggle revolves around finding the means to satisfy party constituents. In such circumstances, the dynamic I described in Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift pertains. Federal...