It always feels great to be able to share good news about free speech on campus. So I am very happy to report that Bard College in New York has taken the commendable step of clarifying its student conduct policies to affirm that the college is...
How the rising threat of anti-Semitic terrorism struck a small synagogue in the former East German state of Saxony.
David BernsteinThe New Yorker covers two recent antisemitic attacks on Germany, one by an Islamist refugee, the other by a neoNazi. The words Islam, Muslim, migrant, refugee never appear in the piece, even tho most antisemitic violence in Germany is Islamist.
A meme making the rounds this week aimed at teachers and those concerned with classroom issues reads: That’s one way to look at it. Alternatively, you could teach your kids about how law works, so that they would understand that the arguments made...
David BernsteinThe serious part of this is that Bard College's student handbook bans disrupting speakers, the college knew there was going to be disruption, did nothing proactively to discourage it, and seems to have no intention of punishing the disrupters.
David BernsteinI vehemently disagree with Batya Ungar-Sargon's leftist politics, but she gets major props for this. Ignore the caption--she calls out leftist antisemites for being antisemites, and for being silent in the face of antisemitism.
David BernsteinCongregants in Halle Germany panicked in synagogue while assailant tried to shoot through security door and the police were "on their way". Every Jewish congregation should have at least one armed member at every service.
The justices could take up a case on whether the president can fire the heads of independent agencies like the Fed.
David BernsteinThis is really a terrible, bad, horrible argument. A president can't fire an executive branch official for a "policy agreement" b/c this would violate his duty to faithfully execute the laws? Really?