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  • University Admissions Officer Blasts Christians and Conservatives as “Worthless Trash”

    11/14/2016 9:22:13 AM PST · by RummyChick · 97 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/13 | klukowski
    FAIRFAX, Va.—A top admissions officer at George Mason University (GMU) condemns faithful Christians and conservatives as “worthless trash,” a sentiment that could alarm thousands of high school students seeking admission to the university, and raises serious First Amendment problems if it impacts any admission decisions.
  • Sons of Climategate: Dodgy Scientists Caught Red-Handed by FOIA Lawsuit

    05/15/2016 9:37:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 15 May 2016 | James Delingpole
    The dodgy scientists who wrote to resident Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding that RICO laws be used to prosecute climate skeptics just got even more badly screwed. Already one of them — George Mason University professor Jagadish Shukla — is under Congressional investigation for what has been described as the “largest science scandal in US history.” Now the background to their footling conspiracy has been exposed thanks to a FOIA request by the Competitive Enterprise Institute which has forced them to release their private letters and emails. Like Climategate, it makes for some fascinating reading, mainly because —...
  • Three students arrested on drug, bomb charges at George Mason University

    03/22/2016 6:15:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 22, 2016
    Court documents say three students at George Mason University have been arrested after alleged bomb-making materials were found in a dorm room. [Snip] Search warrants say police found a leafy green substance, match books, shaved match heads, a mortar and pedestal, lighter fluid, hand sanitizer candles and a PVC pipe.
  • George Mason students can’t identify Ronald Reagan by his photo

    02/17/2016 7:50:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "Is that Bill Clinton?" "Nixon, maybe?" "A certain politician of sorts." Joe Biden doesn’t do much better, but rest assured, everyone recognized Kim Kardashian. It’s a good thing it’s only three minutes because every second you spend watching it will make you dumber. Here’s what I’m trying to work out from this: Yes, they should all recognize Reagan and Biden, but is this really an indictment of the current generation or would this have pretty much been par for the course at any point in history? When I was in college in the mid-‘80s, what if someone had walked around...
  • The Founding Fathers - Who is your favourite?

    10/27/2015 1:48:04 PM PDT · by ConfusedSwede · 75 replies ^ | Today | ?
    My favorites are Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine.
  • Commentary: Why we should repeal the 17th Amendment

    09/24/2014 11:11:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Elko Daily Free Press ^ | September 24, 2014 | Thomas Mitchell
    We managed to repeal the 18th Amendment, which created Prohibition. It is time to repeal the 17th. What? You have no idea what the 17th Amendment is? Well, it is the one that effectively ended federalism by taking the power to appoint U.S. senators from state legislatures and having the citizens directly elect them, as they had always done with the House of Representatives. We may not get better senators, but it is likely they would not try dictating to the states what they should do — as they did when they set the national speed limit at 55 mph...
  • Harvard grad Chuck Schumer fails history, credits Jefferson for Bill of Rights

    06/04/2014 9:45:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-4-14 | Stephan Dinan
    Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, stumbled Tuesday over basic American history, crediting Thomas Jefferson for authorship of the Bill of Rights during a debate over the First Amendment and campaign finance. “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute,” Mr. Schumer said. While Jefferson is deemed the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, he was not intimately involved in the writing of the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, which is...
  • George Mason's Objections to the Constitution

    09/16/2011 4:50:58 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 29 replies
    Objections to this Constitution of Government. There is no Declaration of Rights, and the laws of the general government being paramount to the laws and constitution of the several States, the Declaration of Rights in the separate States are no security. Nor are the people secured even in the enjoyment of the benefit of the common law (which stands here upon no other foundation than its having been adopted by the respective acts forming the constitutions of the several States.) In the House of Representatives there is not the substance but the shadow only of representation; which can never produce...
  • University to Offer Class on Trayvon Martin (George Mason)

    07/12/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 12, 2013 | Dimitrios Halikias
    The Trayvon Martin case is already making its way into the classroom. This fall, George Mason University in Virginia will offer a sociology class called “Race and Politics, Trayvon Martin.” According to the syllabus, the class will discuss the connection between race and politics in American history and the Martin case will be presented alongside historic cases such the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court decision. Martin will also be discussed alongside African-American figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Emmett Till, and Rodney King. The course website indicates that the class will specifically examine “why, and in what...
  • Founders Quote - Mason on Senators

    05/01/2013 4:22:59 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 34 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 1788 | George Mason
    "Those gentlemen, who will be elected senators, will fix themselves in the federal town, and become citizens of that town more than of your state." --George Mason, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788
  • The 2nd Amendment - Thank God & George Mason

    02/14/2013 4:54:43 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 11 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/14/2013 | Richard Williams
    But more importantly than the cold hard facts and statistics regarding gun ownership vs "control" is the fact that the 2nd amendment to our Constitution simply acknowledges a God-given (inalienable) right that pre-exists human government - the right to self-defense against criminals and tyranny . . .
  • Startling implications of a Jihadi letter

    11/09/2007 11:03:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 379+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2007 | Ray Robison
    New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London. Numan Bin Uthman, a former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, provides yet more evidence that the global Islamic jihad movement is losing its resolve.  But the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD. From AKI News: Uthman also said that he had taken part in...
  • Second Amendment Ratified to Preserve Slavery (barf-up both lungs alert)

    01/26/2013 11:35:46 AM PST · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Truth-out ^ | 1/26/13 | Hartmann
    Received from a Navy buddy who has since been seduced by the Dark Side. ===================================================== The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too. In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the "slave patrols," and they...
  • Mueller on anthrax,

    07/19/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT · by ZACKandPOOK · 10 replies · 232+ views
    ABCNews ^ | July 19, 2008
    I never give time frames, because you never know where you'll have sufficient evidence to go public with a prosecution, " Mueller said.
  • Founders' Quotes - Jefferson & Hamilton on Duty to be Armed

    12/03/2007 6:42:18 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 21 replies · 1,226+ views
    The Patriot Post - Others ^ | 12/03/2007 | Thomas Jefferson
    Founder’s Quotes – Jefferson and Hamilton on Citizens Duty to be Armed “The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves in all cases to which they think themselves competent, or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.” Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Cartwright, 1824) ”If the representatives of the people betray...
  • New Study: America’s Most Liberal States Rank Least Free

    05/06/2009 7:01:12 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 29 replies · 875+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/06/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    According to a new study released by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, some of our most liberal states rank at the bottom in a measure of personal freedom. "Freedom in the 50 States, an index of personal and economic freedom," finds the most free states to be first New Hampshire, then Colorado, followed by S. Dakota, Idaho, Texas, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona, Virginia and N. Dakota.The bottom ten least free states in the U.S. are (in descending order) Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington, Hawaii, Maryland, California, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and bringing up the bottom is New York. It is...
  • Three Charged in GMU Embezzling Scheme [George Mason University]

    05/05/2009 1:58:18 PM PDT · by freespirited · 4 replies · 764+ views
    FOX ^ | 05/05/09 | Paul Wagner
    Three relatives have been charged in connection with an embezzlement scheme at George Mason University, and investigators say they stole as much as $200,000. University police say Jose Rosado, a supervisor with Campus Living Villages-- a company that manages the dorms at GMU-- hired as many as five ghost employees. All of them were members of his extended family. ... According to Jim Short, president of Campus Living Villages, Jose Rosado was a supervisor who had been working for the company since 1998.... Explaining how the scheme worked, Short said some employees who don't have bank accounts choose to get...
  • Young Pro-Life Activists Arrested at George Mason University Virginia for Free Speech Activity

    01/30/2009 2:00:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,137+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 1/30/09 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: Kortney Blythe, Director of Campus Life Tours (CLT), Survivors, 704-778-2702, campus@survivors.laFAIRFAX, Virginia, Jan. 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- On January 26, 2009, two college-age members of the Survivors Campus Life Tour were arrested at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, while distributing literature on the public campus.From the time of their arrival on campus the group quietly held signs, distributed literature and peacefully dialogued with students. When a student complained about the pro-life presence on school, an officer asked the Survivors to leave the campus. When members of the Campus Life Tour refused to stop their free speech activity and leave...
  • Can't We All Just NOT Get Along?

    03/16/2008 5:39:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 730+ views ^ | March 16, 2008 | David R. Stokes
    Geraldine Ferraro’s impolitic commentary regarding Barack Obama has been widely covered and discussed. But in the rush to examine the really juicy part of her monologue, you know – the stuff about race – something else the 72 year old former congresswoman said is being lost. Toward the end of her recent, now infamous, interview, one that has apparently cost her that highly coveted role of “Honorary New York Leadership Council Chair”, the woman who broke political ice twenty-four years ago as the Democratic nominee for Vice President, talked about the big bad wolf of PARTISANSHIP. I’m referring to the...
  • The Virginia School

    02/26/2008 4:42:04 PM PST · by oblomov · 2 replies · 354+ views
    AFF Doublethink ^ | 25 Feb 2008 | Nicholas Desai
    Even academic departments famous for having a “character” are far from intellectually homogenous, but they do suggest certain family resemblances. George Mason University’s economics department is populated by many libertarians, but libertarianism is not its most salient feature. In speaking with several members of the department, I searched for le mot juste: “Freakonomics”? “Weird economics”? “Interesting economics” turned out to be the least inaccurate term for a sub-discipline that encompasses such questions as whether bounty hunters are (and pirates were) as violent as is commonly supposed, how best to survive torture, and whether one ought to pay to have one’s...
  • Geroge Mason University Study calls Fox News Balanced

    Press Release: Election Study Finds Media Hit Hillary Hardest Obama, Huckabee Fare Best; FOX Is Most Balanced (not a typo) TV election news has been hardest on Hillary Clinton this fall, while Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee have been the biggest media favorites, according to a new study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University. The study also found that Fox NewsChannel's evening news show provided more balanced coverage than its counterparts on the broadcast networks.
  • Dhimmitude and Resistance at GMU

    09/13/2007 9:45:49 AM PDT · by khnyny · 64 replies · 2,349+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | September 12, 2007 | LGF
    Snapped Shot has an update on the situation at George Mason University, where the Muslim Student Association has basically taken over a “shared meditation room” and is intimidating Christian students who try to use it:
  • VA: Students push for guns on campus

    08/13/2007 8:24:02 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 792+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2007-08-13 | AP
    RICHMOND — College students are pushing for their schools to allow them to carry guns on campus, saying they should have the right to protect themselves in a situation like the one in which 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty were fatally shot.
  • Uncovering the Story Of a Forgotten Founder [BOOK REVIEW, "George Mason"]

    11/29/2006 7:54:50 AM PST · by Silly · 12 replies · 450+ views
    The New York Sun [excerpt] ^ | November 29, 2006 | Carl Rollyson
    So why is George Mason a forgotten founder? As Jeff Broadwater notes in his new biography, " George Mason" (University of North Carolina Press, 352 pages, $34.95), "during Mason's lifetime only Washington ranked higher in public esteem." An agile debater, Mason had a major impact on the Constitutional Convention. As principal author of Virginia's Declaration of Rights, his work served as a model for the Bill of Rights. Washington and Jefferson regarded him as indispensable to the revolutionary cause. And yet Mason has not been accorded a niche in the pantheon that includes his august admirers. Mr. Broadwater canvases the...
  • The Patriot Post -- Founders' Quote Daily

    10/11/2006 3:22:57 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 9 replies · 300+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 06/14/1778 | George Mason
    "[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, - who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia." -- George Mason (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 14 June 1778) Reference: The Debates of the Several State..., Elliot, vol. 3 (380)
  • Ex-Bush Aide Fatally Shoots Son, Himself

    07/14/2006 9:27:43 PM PDT · by woofie · 85 replies · 4,147+ views
    WA PO ^ | Saturday, July 15, 2006 | Tom Jackman and Stephanie McCrummen
    Gunfire at McLean Home Followed Fight With Wife A former Bush administration official, after arguing violently with his wife Thursday night, shot and killed his 12-year-old son inside their McLean home, then turned a shotgun on himself and committed suicide, Fairfax County police said. William H. Lash III, 45, was an assistant secretary of commerce from 2001 until last year, then returned to teach at George Mason University Law School in Arlington, where he had begun as a professor in 1994. His wife, Sharon K. Zackula, fled the house before the shootings, and police said yesterday they were not sure...
  • Love & Money 101

    07/03/2006 11:23:56 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 294+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 3, 2006 | Katherine Duncan
    Dr. Carrie Miles, organizational psychologist and professor at George Mason University, addresses the ever-changing relationships and roles that these issues have in modern society in her new book, The Redemption of Love: Rescuing Marriage and Sexuality from the Economics of a Fallen World. On Thursday, June 22, Miles spoke to a young audience at The Heritage Foundation about her book, focusing on a specific chapter entitled, “Love in an Age of Wealth.” Recently returned from a two-week speaking tour in Campala, Uganda, Miles began her presentation by stating that “in this world, love is pretty much beside the point” and...
  • Some Allowed to Sit out the SAT (Affirmative action in Disguise)

    05/26/2006 3:43:47 PM PDT · by freespirited · 58 replies · 984+ views
    Washington Post (aka Pravda on the Potomac) ^ | 5/25/06 | Maria Glod and Jay Mathews
    Officials at George Mason University in Fairfax announced yesterday that the school will allow some high-achieving students to apply for admission without submitting SAT scores, joining a growing list of colleges that are moving away from requiring applicants to take the standardized test. Admissions officials said high school students who rank in the top 20 percent of their class and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or better can apply without submitting SAT scores. Instead, the students will be required to submit two extra letters of recommendation from their teachers and will have to write an essay. Andrew Flagel, George...
  • What's with George Mason? (Walter E. Williams column)

    04/05/2006 4:07:15 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 15 replies · 927+ views ^ | 4/5/2006 | Walter E. Williams
    George Mason University's basketball team broke into national prominence, going all the way to the NCAA Final Four matchup but losing to the red hot University of Florida Gators. The Patriots' stellar performance this season is emblematic of the entrepreneurship and risk taking that long has been a feature of the University. In 1980, when I left Temple University to join George Mason University's Economics Department, it was a little known school in northern Virginia. Dr. George Johnson, also from Temple University, was president. In an early meeting, to settle my dispute with one of the deans, I learned that...
  • Who was George Mason? Basketball fans or not, most folks don't have a clue

    03/31/2006 5:03:29 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies · 1,308+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | March 31, 2006 | Robert Nolin
    So who was George Mason and what's he doing with a university named after him? "Did he invent the Mason jar?" Melanie Ruggiero, 32, of Green Cove Springs, near Jacksonville, mused as she nibbled on salad outside a Fort Lauderdale beach restaurant.
  • George Mason University, Much More Than Basketball

    03/30/2006 1:30:33 PM PST · by elc · 32 replies · 864+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Wednesday, March 29, 2006 | Radley Balko
    The George Mason University basketball team's ascendance to the NCAA Final Four this weekend may well be remembered as the most improbable run in the college basketball tournament's history. Only one other eleventh-seeded team has made the Final Four. And you'd be hard-pressed to find a school with so low a profile and from so small a conference to have made it through the tournament's first two weekends. In addition to the great basketball the team has given us (the Connecticut game was in instant classic), it would also be nice to see the school's success inspire some discussion about...
  • Spirit Beam Through A Satellite (Final 4's George Mason is (gasp!) connected to U.A.E!)

    03/30/2006 11:10:26 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 6 replies · 358+ views
    Ass. Press/Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2006 | Jim Krane
    RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates -- There's a vague notion on this tiny satellite campus of George Mason University that basketball is played by bouncing a ball and tossing it toward a hoop. It's also starting to sink in that classmates on the other side of the world have done something remarkable. "Go, Mason, go," yells 19-year-old Mohamed Eltigani, who was born in Sudan. "Kun fi al-qimma," campus receptionist Khawla Yousef screams in Arabic, which means "Reach the top." Welcome to the real Mideast regional.
  • Miraculous run has done the school's namesake proud

    03/27/2006 9:00:28 PM PST · by detsaoT · 7 replies · 212+ views
    ESPN ^ | March 27, 2006 | Andy Katz
    WASHINGTON -- Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage, the much-maligned NCAA Tournament selection committee chair, stood up to observe George Mason's on-court celebration Sunday afternoon and said, "Maybe we seeded them too low." He was kidding. But even if George Mason were a single-digit seed instead of a No. 11, that probably wouldn't matter for historical purposes. This was the greatest run ever to the Final Four. End of discussion. It's hard to gauge what this historic win has done for this university located just 20 miles from here, one that is named after one of the framers of the U.S....
  • George Mason Patriots - Cinderella road to the NCAA Final Four

    03/26/2006 3:15:02 PM PST · by doug from upland · 50 replies · 1,209+ views   WEB                     ROSTER • SCHEDULES/RESULTS • NEWS • ARCHIVES   2005-06 Men's Basketball Schedule and Results Day Date Opponent Location TV Outcome/Time Sun 11/06/05 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER (EXHIBITION) Fairfax, Va.   W, 99-70Recap | Box Score | Listen Thu 11/10/05 UC Irvine in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic @ Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C.   W, 79-56Recap | Box Score | Listen | Fri 11/11/05 Wake Forest in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic @ Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C.   L, 83-78 (OT)Recap | Box Score | Listen | Tue 11/22/05 CREIGHTON (Home Opener) Fairfax, Va.  ...
  • George Mason Upsets UCONN..#11 seed GM going to final Four

    03/26/2006 2:12:30 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 72 replies · 1,268+ views
    ok..this year is the year of "messed up brackets"
  • Virginia Dismisses All Charges Against Tariq Khan ["U.S. out of North America"]

    11/21/2005 4:17:16 PM PST · by detsaoT · 25 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Broadside [GMU Student Newspaper] ^ | 11/21/2005 | Amy Hamilton
    Virginia Dismisses All Charges Against Tariq Khan By Amy Hamilton Broadside News Editor In open court Monday, Nov. 14, the Commonwealth of Virginia dropped all charges against George Mason University student Tariq Khan. Khan, a sociology major and military veteran, was arrested in the Johnson Center Sept. 29 for trespassing and disorderly conduct after standing next to a recruiter’s table wearing a sign that read, “Recruiters Lie, Don’t Be Deceived” and allegedly handing out literature inside the building. After an internal investigation, Mason recommended to the Commonwealth Attorney that the charges be dropped. Rebecca Glenberg, Khan’s legal counsel from the...
  • Protest and Pushback on Campus (FOLLOWUP BARF ALERT)

    10/19/2005 6:24:11 AM PDT · by detsaoT · 24 replies · 1,138+ views
    The Nation. ^ | October 12, 2005 | Ryan Grim
    As a campus police officer put Tariq Khan in a chokehold, a lunchtime crowd at George Mason University began egging the officer on. Chants of "Kick his ass! Kick his ass!" were intermingled with cries of "Punch him!" "Kick him!" and "Take him down!" Two students--one had earlier ripped a sign off Khan's chest, the other had repeatedly called him a "pussy"--and a computer-lab staff member assisted the officer in "apprehending" Khan, as university spokesperson Dan Walsch put it, by piling on top of him and twisting his body until he cried out in pain. Khan, 27, a four-year Air...
  • Question of Civil Rights Infringement Spawns Protest

    10/03/2005 5:54:14 PM PDT · by detsaoT · 8 replies · 664+ views
    The Johnson Center came to life on Thursday when a protestor refused to comply with requests to leave the premises and was arrested by university police. According to eyewitnesses in the J.C., sociology major Tariq Khan, wearing a variety of signs, was standing beside a kiosk housing representatives from the U.S. Marines. Among other things, the signs read, Israel Out of Palestine,? U.S. out of Iraq, U.S. out of North America and Recruiters Lie, Don't be Deceived. Senior communication major LaTasha Durrett said that "the recruiters were just kind of looking at him." Margo Scheinhaus, a graduate student studying communication,...
  • After a Shower of Anthrax, an Illness and a Mystery

    06/06/2005 8:26:38 PM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 49 replies · 1,355+ views
    New York Times ^ | 6/6/05 | Scott Shane
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - During the anthrax mail attacks in 2001, Bill Paliscak, a gung-ho, hockey-playing postal investigator who had missed 3 days of work in 11 years, removed a filthy filter above a mail-sorting machine to preserve it as evidence. Anthrax-laden dust showered down on him. Skip to next paragraph David Scull for The New York Times Bill Paliscak cannot live at his home until an elevator is installed. Enlarge This Image Agence France-Presse Workers in October 2001 cleaned the Brentwood postal facility in Washington, where employees like Mr. Paliscak were exposed to anthrax. Four days later he began to...
  • Antifederalist No. 7 - Adoption of the Constitution Will Lead To Civil War

    05/15/2005 4:32:57 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 10 replies · 519+ views
    The AntiFederalist Papers ^ | December 6, 1787 | Philanthropos
    Antifederalist No. 7 - Adoption of the Constitution Will Lead To Civil War Philanthropos December 6, 1787 The time in which the constitution or government of a nation undergoes any particular change, is always interesting and critical. Enemies are vigilant, allies are in suspense, friends hesitating between hope and fear; and all men are in eager expectation to see what such a change may produce. But the state of our affairs at present, is of such moment, as even to arouse the dead ... [A certain defender of the Constitution has stated that objections to it] are more calculated to...
  • GMU's sex fair goes on despite legislators' displeasure

    04/26/2005 11:07:19 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 495+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-26-05 | Zinie Chen Sampson
    RICHMOND -- A sex-education fair sponsored by a pro-choice group went on as planned yesterday at George Mason University, despite conservative lawmakers' opposition to the event. The so-called Sextravaganza at the Fairfax campus featured about 15 groups handing out information about topics such as prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, sexual assault, health examinations and sexual abstinence. Six Republican lawmakers in Northern Virginia questioned the public university's decision to allow the event, sponsored by Pro-Choice Patriots, and complained that money from student fees was used to cover its costs.
  • Moore snub suspected reason for university's Phi Beta Kappa rejection

    03/02/2005 3:11:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,299+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | Mar 2 | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- George Mason University professors said they're disappointed that the Phi Beta Kappa Society rejected their application to start a chapter on campus after the school rescinded a speaking invitation to "Fahrenheit 9/11" filmmaker Michael Moore. After the 27,000-student school in Fairfax submitted its preliminary report in the application process to establish a chapter in the fall, the honor society's nominating committee learned that the state university canceled the liberal activist's appearance after conservative state legislators complained. University President Alan Merten had said that Moore's appearance was canceled because his $35,000 speaking fee was too high for...

    10/01/2004 7:40:28 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 12 replies · 599+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/1/04
    George Mason University on Thursday canceled plans to have ``Fahrenheit 9/11'' director Michael Moore speak on campus five days before the presidential election. The decision came after a Republican state legislator wrote a letter to university President Alan G. Merten protesting the Fairfax school's plans to pay the filmmaker $35,000 to speak on Oct. 28. ``We just felt it wasn't the most appropriate use of (public) funds, so we decided the best thing to do was cancel,'' school spokesman Daniel Walsch said. George Mason didn't notify Moore before making the decision public, Walsch said. A message left seeking comment from...
  • NOVA Freepers-Michael Moore scheduled to speak to our children at George Mason University Oct 28

    09/30/2004 3:30:08 AM PDT · by applpie · 27 replies · 791+ views
    George Mason University in Fairfax is paying Michael Moore $35,000 to appear to discuss "Fahrenheit 9-11" on GMU's campus in Fairfax Oct. 28. University spokesman Daniel Walsch said Moore plans to screen clips from the film, and the event is open to the public.
  • Self-Help for Basket Cases (airlines)

    09/15/2004 5:57:33 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 755+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 15, 2004 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    ...Bloody-minded optimists say... the climactic shake-out is finally upon us. Once the cleansing is done, the airlines will go back to being profitable and sustainable like "normal" industries. Don't bet on it. Airlines have shown an ability to mint short-term profits in an economic bounceback when demand grows faster than they can lay on more jets and gates. But that's not the same thing as being able to make profits consistently enough to pay back the capital invested in the industry. The airlines have never been able to do this, at least not since deregulation.... Airports, meanwhile, are local monopolies...
  • Author of the The Real Lincoln to speak TODAY at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

    04/16/2003 5:44:44 AM PDT · by Lady Eileen · 990 replies · 1,415+ views
    Washington, DC-area Freepers interested in Lincoln and/or the War Between the States should take note of a seminar held later today on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University: The conventional wisdom in America is that Abraham Lincoln was a great emancipator who preserved American liberties.  In recent years, new research has portrayed a less-flattering Lincoln that often behaved as a self-seeking politician who catered to special interest groups. So which is the real Lincoln?  On Wednesday, April 16, Thomas DiLorenzo, a former George Mason University professor of Economics, will host a seminar on that very topic. It will highlight...