Daily Archives: December 7, 2012

A great new course offering at UNC

English/Women’s Studies 363H: Latina Feminisms Professor Laura Halperin Spring 2013 MWF 12-12:50 Greenlaw 319   This honors course will introduce students to feminist literary theories, with a focus on (U.S.) Latina feminist theories, and with a concentration on texts by Chicana, Cuban American, Dominican American, and Puerto Rican writers. We will explore how literary theoryContinue Reading

Three things I love about Belmont Abbey College

Aside from a breathtaking beautiful campus, here are three things Belmont Abbey College has done recently that should be a model for colleges across the country: 1.  They offer a curriculum heavy on classical liberalism and fundamental disciplines, including two semesters of rhetoric, two of classic texts in political philosophy, two in Western civilization, twoContinue Reading

‘Suddenly and deliberately attacked’

‘Hip Hop’ Republican vying for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat

The lone Republican running for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s House seat in Illinois has a North Carolina tie-in. He’s waged two unsuccessful campaigns in the Tar Heel State. Not surprisingly for a Republican running in a staunchly Democratic district, he takes some unorthodox positions, according to the Daily Caller: The lone Republican in the race toContinue Reading

Wall Street Journal’s Strassel examines the likely impact of an Obama fiscal-cliff ‘victory’

Most people believe President Obama has the upper hand in negotiations over the federal fiscal cliff. Kimberly Strassel offers a different perspective in the Wall Street Journal. Let us assume that Mr. Obama is correct in his bet that the GOP will prove more responsible than he is and won’t cliff-dive. The president’s recent baitingContinue Reading

Fred Barnes backs Tim Scott for DeMint’s Senate seat

Recent John Locke Foundation Headliner Fred Barnes offers Weekly Standard readers his top choice for filling the U.S. Senate seat that will open next month when Jim DeMint leaves his elected post early to take over leadership of the Heritage Foundation. [Tim] Scott would be the first African American Republican in the Senate since EdContinue Reading

A proper book-jacket blurb for Oliver Stone

You’ll never see it, but Jonah Goldberg‘s description of film director Oliver Stone’s new book ought to be appended to any future editions. I’ll never read the whole thing, and not because it’s a left-wing screed full of slimy distortions about the evils of the United States (though that doesn’t help). It’s that it’s boring.Continue Reading

Krauthammer labels the president’s fiscal-cliff maneuvers a power play

Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column takes aim at President Obama’s approach to the negotiations over the federal fiscal cliff. This is entirely about politics. It’s Phase Two of the 2012 campaign. The election returned him to office. The fiscal-cliff negotiations are designed to break the Republican opposition and grant him political supremacy, something he thinks heContinue Reading