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  • Meet the Radical Professors Opposed to Renaming a Public Law School for Justice Scalia

    05/03/2016 11:37:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 3, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    A group of undergraduate professors at George Mason University are leading the charge to oppose renaming the law school after late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. A public Virginia university, GMU received a $30,000,000 pledge to rename the law school. However, the George Mason faculty senate -- which is not a law school body -- passed a resolution opposing the name change. The reasons the GMU faculty senate opposed the well-funded name change included the following: The memorializing of a Supreme Court Justice who was a significant contributor to the polarized climate in this country that runs counter to...
  • George Mason University Renames Law School The "Antonin Scalia School of Law"

    03/31/2016 2:19:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    George Mason University will rename their law school "The Antonin Scalia School of Law" after receiving two donations totaling $30 million. These gifts are the largest in school history. While the name change isn't official yet, everything is expected to be switched to the new name by July. (To avoid the awkward acronym that many pointed out was formed by the new name, the school will probably be referred to as "Scalia Law School.") The change still needs a final go-ahead from Virginia’s higher education oversight agency, which is expected to give its blessing. The school’s dean expects that people...
  • George Mason Law School to be renamed the Antonin Scalia School of Law

    03/31/2016 3:21:15 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2016 | Susan Svirugae
    The George Mason School of Law will be renamed in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who died earlier this year. The university announced Thursday that it has received $30 million in combined gifts to the George Mason Foundation to support the law school, the largest gift in the university’s history. The donations make possible three new scholarship programs. Twenty million dollars came from an anonymous donor, and $10 million came from the Charles Koch Foundation, which has given millions of dollars to colleges in the United States. The family is well known for its...
  • 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.
  • Three arrested for bomb-making materials in GMU dorm

    03/22/2016 5:34:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    hot995.iheart.com ^ | 3/22/2016 | unknown
    After seeing some flames coming from a dorm window last week [oh...], authorities were called in to investigate because, duh. What'd they find in the dorm at George Mason University?! Just some materials that made it evident they were trying to build some bombs right there on campus.
  • Re-education at George Mason

    08/28/2013 10:16:44 AM PDT · by Idaho_Cowboy · 19 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | August 28 | Dr. Walter E Williams
    This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty. You might imagine my surprise when I received a letter from its Office of Equity and Diversity Services notifying me that I was required to "complete the in-person Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training." This is a leftist agenda for indoctrination, thought control and free speech suppression to which I shall refuse to submit. Let's look at it. Ideas such as equity and equal opportunity, while having high emotional value, are vacuous analytical concepts. For example, I've asked students whether they...
  • 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...
  • University offers (George Mason) course on Trayvon Martin, misspells his name

    07/12/2013 7:18:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | By Timothy Dionisopoulos, on Jul 10, 2013
    George Mason University (GMU) is set to offer a three-credit course on Florida youth Trayvon Martin this fall but in the online description of the course misspelled his name as “Trevon Martin."
  • 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...
  • To end abortion, fix sexuality: George Mason professor

    02/01/2013 5:16:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    lsn ^ | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Before abortion will ever come to an end, people must have a more accurate understanding of healthy sexuality, according to a leader in the pro-life movement. “Instead of reminding people what they are doing when they have an abortion, we need to have have people think about what they are doing when they are having sex,” Helen Alvaré, a law professor at George Mason University, said as a featured panelist at the National Press Club during a symposium held by Americans United for Life last Thursday. Helen Alvaré. Helen Alvaré. The pro-life movement...
  • Virginia: Fairfax Victory Rally w/ Mitt & the GOP Team; Monday, Nov 5; 2:45pm

    11/03/2012 8:00:34 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 11 replies
    You’re Invited to a Victory Rally with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team! Monday, November 5, 2012 Doors Open 12:45 PM | Event Begins 2:45 PM *The first 500 attendees will receive free souvenir footballs!* Recreation and Athletic Complex George Mason University 4350 Banister Creek Court Fairfax, VA 22030 All attendees will go through airport-like security and should bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, umbrellas, liquids, or signs will be allowed in the venue. Cameras are permitted. For Questions, Contact Us At: TeamVA@mittromney.com or (757) 279-8253 For Important Campaign Updates: Text VA to GOMITT (466488)...
  • Obama accuses Romney of suffering from 'Romnesia'

    10/19/2012 10:29:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 19, 2012
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has a diagnosis for what he considers rival Mitt Romney's shifting positions: Call it a case of "Romnesia." Making a direct gender-pitch in hotly contested Virginia, Obama tells a college crowd that when it comes to issues important to women's health and jobs, Romney has conveniently overlooked his past stands.
  • Obama: we passed ObamaCare so college students can have free contraceptives

    10/10/2012 8:30:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    Life Side News ^ | Oct 09, 2012 | Kirsten Andersen
    (Obama with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.)FAIRFAX, Virginia, October 9, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – President Barack Obama told an audience of campaign supporters at George Mason University last Friday that free contraceptives for college students was the reason “why we passed” his healthcare reform law. Citing the ‘preventive services’ mandate that requires healthcare plans to provide sterilization, contraception and abortion-inducing drugs to women free of charge, Obama said, “I don’t think a college student in Fairfax or Charlottesville should have to choose between text books or the preventive care that she needs. That’s why we passed this law....
  • Student Group Fighting For Right To Carry Concealed Weapons at George Mason University

    04/05/2011 5:30:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | 4 April, 2011 | Bob Barnard
    FAIRFAX, Va. - To bear or not to bear arms? That is the question of the week at George Mason University. A group calling itself Students for Concealed Carry on Campus say this is "Gun Week" at George Mason. They are trying to call attention to their plight for the right to carry concealed weapons on the university property. Leading the charge is a former marine and current criminal justice major, Karolyn Galarza. "I have a concealed handgun permit for Virginia and I believe that I should be able to carry on campus because I have a concealed handgun permit,"...
  • Fed On a Drunk

    04/08/2010 6:21:30 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 199+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 8, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Fed On a Drunk Bethany Stotts, April 8, 2010 George Mason University professor Todd Zywicki offered his own interpretation of the financial crisis at a recent CATO Institute event, “Did a Lack of Consumer Protection Cause the Financial Crisis?” Other speakers at the event included Janis Bowdler, Deputy Director of the Wealth-Building Policy Project at the far left National Council of La Raza; Former Federal Reserve Board economist Thomas Durkin, and Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG’s Consumer Program Director. In his presentation Professor Zywicki argued that “The subprime problem was an ARM [adjustable rate mortgage] problem not a subprime problem.” He...
  • White House Bans Signs & Banners at Friday Health Care Event

    03/17/2010 8:58:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies · 1,005+ views
    NLPC ^ | March 17, 2010 | Peter Flaherty
    Barack Obama will speak “on the urgent need for Health reform” at an event on Friday morning at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in the Patriot Center, a basketball arena seating about 10,000. The event is apparently open to all, ensuring that opponents of the plan will be there. But the White House announcement on Facebook reads: Just as a heads up, no signs or banners are permitted, and those who come are encouraged to limit personal items and not bring bags or purses. What a courteous “heads up.” Not satisfied to push a bill the public opposes, and...
  • Obama Speaking at VA Health Care Rally Friday (HEADS UP: George Mason Univ.-open to public)

    03/17/2010 12:42:00 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 676+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 3-16-10 | Ben Frumin
    As the Democrats' push for health care reform enters the home stretch, President Barack Obama will speak Friday morning at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Doors open at 9 a.m. ET. The event kicks off at 11:30 a.m. ET. The speech will be open to the public, with no tickets required. The Patriot Center is a big arena. This is a rally. More info HERE (WH website).
  • 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...
  • Freedom in the 50 States - A Study from George Mason University (How free is your state?)

    03/04/2009 5:55:26 PM PST · by Larry - Moe and Curly · 31 replies · 1,433+ views
    Mercatus Center -George Mason University ^ | Feb 2009 | Ruger & Sorens
    From the Executive Summary: "This paper presents the first-ever comprehensive ranking of the American states on their public policies affecting individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres. (snip) ...defining individual freedom as the ability to dispose of one’s own life, liberty, and justly acquired property however one sees fit, so long as one does not coercively infringe on another individual’s ability to do the same." Freedom in the 50 States
  • George Mason picks drag queen as homecoming queen

    02/20/2009 8:48:41 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 12 replies · 1,073+ views
    George Mason University senior Ryan Allen dresses in drag and doesn't mind being called a queen — homecoming queen, to be exact. Allen, who is gay and performs in drag at nightclubs in the region, said he entered the homecoming contest as a joke, competing as Reann Ballslee, his drag queen persona. But he considers the victory one of his happiest moments and proof that the suburban Washington, D.C., school famous for its run to the Final Four a few years back celebrates its diverse student body. "I was very touched by how Mason was so supportive through the whole...
  • George Mason U. elects man as homecoming queen

    02/20/2009 12:31:18 PM PST · by Islander7 · 37 replies · 1,440+ views
    Yahoo via WaPo ^ | Feb 20, 2009 | Staff
    FAIRFAX, Va. – George Mason University students have elected a drag queen as homecoming queen. Student Ryan Allen beat out two women for the title at the 30,000-student school in suburban Washington, D.C., famous for its run to the Final Four a few years back. Allen competed under his drag queen persona of Reann Ballslee. Allen, who is gay and performs in drag at nightclubs, said he entered as a joke. But he considers the victory one of his happiest moments and proof the school celebrates its diverse student body.
  • GMU's Choice of Homecoming Queen Sparks Campus Divide (Tranny Wins Student Royalty Vote)

    02/20/2009 11:36:23 AM PST · by lewisglad · 27 replies · 1,260+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, February 20, 2009 | Annie Gowen
    Spend time with George Mason University senior Ryan Allen and it's clear why he's a Big Man on Campus. He wears size 12 pumps. Allen is now -- as of halftime at Saturday's sold-out basketball game against Northeastern at the Patriot Center -- the school's homecoming queen. He received more votes than the two women who vied for the crown. Allen, who is gay and performs as a popular drag queen at local clubs, assumed the title of Ms. Mason. He was wearing a green-and-gold bow, sewn for him by the theater department costume's shop, that was visible even from...
  • 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...
  • An episode of intolerance at Elon

    01/28/2009 9:00:33 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 6 replies · 477+ views
    news-record.com ^ | Sunday, January 25, 2009 | Charles Davenport, Jr.
    Innumerable studies have demonstrated that our universities are dominated by liberals. One of the most thorough surveys, undertaken by Neil Gross of Harvard and Solon Simmons of George Mason University, was published in September 2007. (The study is available at www.studentsforacademicfreedom.org.) Gross and Simmons surveyed 1,417 full-time professors at 927 institutions and confirmed what most objective observers already knew: that the university campus is a bastion of left-wing thought. According to the study, 62 percent of professors are liberal, and only 19 percent are conservative. In 2004, 78 percent voted for John Kerry, only 20 percent for Bush. The fact...
  • Obama Cites Grim Economy At Start, as Past Presidents Have

    01/10/2009 12:31:14 PM PST · by FocusNexus · 21 replies · 791+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 9, 2009 | Michael D. Shear and Michael A. Fletcher
    President-elect Barack Obama warned yesterday that the nation is sliding into the deepest economic crisis since World War II and urged Congress to pass a stimulus package quickly or risk an entire generation of Americans losing any hope of prosperity. "For every day we wait or point fingers or drag our feet, more Americans will lose their jobs. More families will lose their savings. More dreams will be deferred and denied," he told an audience at George Mason University in Fairfax County. "And our nation will sink deeper into a crisis that, at some point, we may not be able...
  • Scholar, Survey Thyself

    11/19/2008 11:50:27 AM PST · by bs9021 · 198+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 19, 2008 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Scholar, Survey Thyself by: Malcolm A. Kline, November 19, 2008 Q: How do you look at what is happening on college campuses today and not find a left-wing bias? A: You interview professors and ask them if there is one. Despite an admirable, earnest and exhaustive attempt to do otherwise, this winds up being the tack taken by the authors of Closed Minds? Politics and Ideology in American Universities. “Our national survey of faculty political attitudes in 2007, like most earlier surveys, showed that faculty members were generally left-liberal in their political orientations,” the authors of Closed Minds? write. “We...
  • Bumper Sticker Count at George Mason University's J parking lot (Fairfax, VA)

    10/30/2008 10:14:41 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies · 2,201+ views
    October 30,2008 | Her Royal Seamstress, Edna Mode, Dahling!
    Earlier this morning, I went over to George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA just to see how big Obama is with the students. Because we've heard that the youth are going crazy for Obama. So I figured that college students who are for very enthusiastic will plaster their cars with his bumper stickers. Since I parked in the garage, the closest parking lot was Lot J. Here are the stats: Total cars in parking lot: 328 cars with Obama bumper stickers: 10 (3% of cars) cars with McCain bumper stickers: 4 (1% of cars) If college students are really that...
  • 2008 Early Voting Statistics

    10/29/2008 3:39:55 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 11 replies · 2,335+ views
    elections.gmu.edu ^ | Oct. 28, 2008
    2008 Early Voting Statistics Interesting for analysis. See link
  • Diversity 101: Five Easy Steps to Liberal Sensitivity

    03/19/2008 11:55:23 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 15 replies · 1,071+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2008 | Alyssa Cordova
    Students in university-run leadership positions are often required to participate in some type of diversity training because simply being a just and logical person is no longer enough to lead a group of people. Instead, one must be immersed in every type of culture, background, and lifestyle the Office of Diversity Programs and Services can comprehend. The Resident Advisor preparation I was given at George Mason University recently was no exception, and I have broken down GMU diversity indoctrination into five easy steps so that you, too, can become the sensitive person the Left wants you to be. Step #1:...
  • 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...
  • Pistachios may replace daily apple (in Canada)

    02/20/2008 2:35:50 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 77+ views
    Canada.com ^ | January 29, 2008 | Martha Worboy
    Eating a handful of pistachios every day may help heart health, new research has found. The study, published in The Journal of the American College of Nutrition, and conducted by James N. Cooper of George Mason University and Michael J. Sheridan of Inova Fairfax Hospital, looked at individuals with relatively high cholesterol who replaced high-fat snacks with pistachio nuts on a daily basis. When on a diet that involved getting 15 per cent of daily calorie intake from pistachios for four weeks -- which means snacking on one to two handfuls a day -- subjects were found to improve blood...
  • Sex Worker's College Tour

    02/15/2008 7:14:38 AM PST · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 124+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 15, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Sex Workers’ College Tour by: Bethany Stotts, February 15, 2008 In the wake of the departure of the president of the College of William and Mary over his scheduling of a sex workers’ art show, it is useful to know that the Flathats are not alone in their choice of extracurricular activities. This semester the Sex Workers’ Art Show visited the following colleges: January:• UC Davis • Northern Arizona University • College of Santa Fe February:• Guilford College • Duke University • College of William and Mary • George Mason University • Bard College • Harvard • Rhode Island School...
  • Bill Clinton Tells Va Campus Hillary Would 'Stop Bad Things'

    02/12/2008 12:14:12 PM PST · by kingattax · 161 replies · 479+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 12, 2008 | Evan Moore
    Fairfax, Va. (CNSNews.com) - In advance of today's Potomac Primaries in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., former President Bill Clinton led a rally for his wife's campaign at George Mason University Monday night. Although polls show Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) trailing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in Maryland and the District, some analysts think Clinton has a chance in Virginia. The "first thing that you want in a president is somebody who will keep big bad things from happening," President Clinton told the crowd at GMU. A president must also "make sure good things happen." The former president said the nation...
  • Connie Williams, RIP [Walter Williams subs for Rush]

    12/31/2007 9:35:53 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 167 replies · 1,752+ views
    Digg.com / Lew Rockwell ^ | December 30, 2007 | jbrownfield
    Professor Walter Williams' wife, Connie, passed away from a subdural hematoma suffered after a fall.
  • 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.
  • VA: Immigration Confusion

    10/31/2007 1:02:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies · 116+ views
    Illegal immigration has long been considered as one of the most controversial topics of our time. President Bush and our current Congress constantly argue about this issue, prolonging any legislation from being passed that might actually help stop illegal immigration. This issue is not just a federal issue, as state and local governments also constantly debate what to do with the growing number of illegal aliens residing in this country. Many people across the country demand immediate deportation, while others feel sympathetic and wish to grant them amnesty.
  • Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week kicks off (Michelle Malkin provides calendar of local events)

    10/22/2007 8:42:42 AM PDT · by Stoat · 59 replies · 617+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | October 22, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week kicks off By Michelle Malkin  •  October 22, 2007 10:46 AM   The irrepressible David Horowitz is the man behind Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, which kicks off today. The Left and the jihadi apologists are in a snit, of course, and you already know what the grievance hoaxers at GWU attempted to do in their effort to deflect attention away from our true enemies and smear the organizers and supporters of IFAW. The moonbats at Indymedia are calling on their minions to attack David’s campaign: Horowitz means what he says, and it’s not at all an idle threat. What’s...
  • Caplan on the Myth of the Rational Voter

    Bryan Caplan, of George Mason University and blogger at EconLog, talks about his book, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies. Caplan argues that democracies work well in giving voters what they want but unfortunately, what voters want isn't particularly wise, especially when it comes to economic policy. He outlines a series of systematic biases we often have on economic topics and explains why we have little or no incentive to improve our understanding of the world and vote wisely. So, it's not special interests that are messing things up but the very incentives that lie...
  • 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:
  • GMU approves new weapons policy

    08/23/2007 12:28:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 1,021+ views
    timescommunity.com ^ | 08/22/2007 | Frank Mustac
    George Mason University announced it has approved a new regulation that strengthens the school's prohibition against weapons on all of its Northern Virginia campuses. A university press release dated Aug. 17 states that the regulation approved by GMU's Board of Visitors prohibits students and employees, with the exception of law enforcement officers, from carrying or bringing weapons on campus. It also prevents members of the community at large from entering campus buildings and facilities or attending any event on campus with a weapon. "Just as our institution is committed to providing students with the best possible education, we are equally...
  • C-Span debate Guns on Campus call in on Washington Journal (Brady Anti-Gun Pres vs Students live)

    08/18/2007 6:42:07 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 20 replies · 763+ views
    http://www.c-span.org ^ | 8-18-07 | Live c-span
    The Brady Campain Paul Helmke vs GMU Students for Concealed Carry on Campus Debate. The Gun Control President is super sleazy.
  • 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.
  • Is There Disdain For Evangelicals In the Classroom?

    05/04/2007 10:10:55 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 669+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/5/07 | Alan Cooperman
    Frank G. Kauffman was teaching a course in social work at Missouri State University in 2005 when he gave an assignment that sparked a lawsuit and nearly destroyed his academic career. He asked his students to write letters urging state legislators to support adoptions by same-sex couples. Emily Brooker, then a junior majoring in social work, objected that the assignment violated her Christian beliefs. When she refused to sign her letter, she was hauled before a faculty panel on a charge of discriminating against gays. The case has fueled accusations by conservative groups that secular university faculties are dominated by...
  • An "Obsession" with Truth-How a film, discussion helped unite campus Muslims against jihad

    05/03/2007 5:00:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 443+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | May 3, 2007 | Alan Nathan
    The phrase “divergent views” does not do justice to the verbal gymnastics that followed the anti-terrorism event I was privileged to introduce at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virgnia. After my brief introduction to the movie, Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against The West, everyone settled in for a dialogue that would last longer than the film itself. A large number of Muslim participants objected – and we had sometimes heated discussion – but in the end, surprisingly, this film and the subsequent discussion hosted by the Terrorism Awareness Project helped bring some sense (and consensus) to the crowd and helped...
  • CNN Day of Barf: Dem hack Tim Roemer grandstands on the graves of 2,986 Americans(Barf Alert)

    09/11/2006 3:16:31 PM PDT · by StAnDeliver · 7 replies · 1,229+ views
    CNN | September 11, 2006 | CNN
    Of all the 9/11 anniversary coverage this morning, FNC was absolutely the best, letting the unadulterated tape tell the story of that savage September day.Of course, there were others, and as you might have guessed in advance, CNN's was easily the worst. Most notably, not once was Flight 175's actual impact into the South Tower ever shown. But one particularly ugly moment immediately floated to the top of the CNN bowl. Former Dem Congressman (he didn't last long) and former 'd-list' DLC hack Tim Roemer was given 5 minutes by CNN to make a free, but utterly tasteless & depraved...
  • Patriot History Lesson

    08/24/2006 8:38:03 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 573+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2006 | Jacqueline Merzer
    The history of the United States is a tale of constant oppression— a story of a checkered past where political leaders and economic moguls continually acted in their own self-interest… or so many left-leaning history authors would prefer modern Americans to believe. American history has been hijacked by the left wing, where the mistakes of America’s past such as slavery, disenfranchisement, and class warfare are overemphasized, while Franklin D. Roosevelt is simultaneously glorified as the savior of the twentieth century with his New Deal policies. While most textbooks of that nature may cast American history in a bad light and...
  • William Lash tragedy: Ex-Commerce Dept. official kills son, self

    07/14/2006 9:36:41 PM PDT · by Belleview · 5 replies · 2,711+ views
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A former Commerce Department official killed his 12-year-old son and himself early Friday following an apparent domestic dispute, police said. Police found the bodies of William Lash III, 45, a law professor at George Mason University and a former assistant secretary of commerce, and his son William IV inside a bedroom of their home following a barricade that lasted more than six hours, said Mary Ann Jennings, a Fairfax County police spokeswoman. Lash's wife called police Thursday night and said her husband and son were barricaded inside the home, Jennings said. Shortly after officers arrived, they...
  • 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...
  • What's with George Mason? (Walter E. Williams column)

    04/05/2006 4:07:15 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 15 replies · 927+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...