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Nathan Harden
Nathan Harden is the author of the book, SEX & GOD AT YALE: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad (St. Martin's, 2012). And he is the singer in the Nashville-based rock group, Band of Love.

Nathan has written for numerous publications, including National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, The New York Post, and The Washington Times. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and he blogs about higher education for National Review Online. He graduated from Yale in 2009. For news and links to his latest articles, visit

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Entries by Nathan Harden

Eight Facts You Didn't Know About Child Sex Trafficking

(1) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 7:54 AM

Human trafficking. Sex slavery. Child exploitation. We know these problems are out there. In recent years, the public has become much better informed about the existence of the child sex trade. But how much do you really know about this urgent human rights issue?

LOVE146 -- an international charity that...

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Top Five Road Trip Songs for Summer

(4) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 11:45 PM

It's almost summer. And that means it's time to indulge in that great American past time -- the road trip.

Haven't we all fantasized at some point about suddenly throwing all our plans out the window, hoping in an old convertible, and driving off into the sunset -- destination unknown?...

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Stephen Hawking Supports Academic Boycott of Israel

(39) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 4:28 PM

The famous physicist Stephen Hawking is the latest high-profile academic to back the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" (BDS) movement. He has pulled out of an academic conference in Israel. In a letter to Israeli president Shimon Peres, Hawking says his decision to back out of the conference is a result of...

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Five Classic Books Every Smart Person Should Read

(5) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 9:35 AM

Have you missed reading some of the classics of western civilization? You're not alone. Increasingly, students aren't even asked to read many of the books that shaped our intellectual history. Consequently, we are less likely than ever to understand where our political and moral ideas come from. Fortunately, it's never...

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For Yale Women, Equality Remains Out of Reach

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 2:55 PM

Penn State's high-profile sex abuse scandal has brought urgent new attention to the issue of institutional transparency and accountability in academia. Former FBI director Louis Freeh, in his official report on the case, said that Penn State officials showed "total and consistent" disregard for sex crime victims. Freeh's investigation revealed...

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Congratulations Liberals, You Won

(92) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 12:50 PM

I'd like to be among the first to congratulate you liberals for winning the war for America's future. By voting to uphold the Obama's Health Insurance mandate, Chief Justice Roberts, has handed America over to an almost certain future dominated by Democrats, liberals, and progressives.

I have to admit,...

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CNN Wasn't Wrong to Question Newt's Character

(2) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 12:39 PM

The conservative world lit up with delight Thursday night when Newt Gingrich gave CNN's debate moderator, John King, a good ol' fashioned rhetorical thumping on live television. King opened the debate with a question about Gingrich's ex-wife's allegations that he had asked her to agree to an open marriage.


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Justice Stephen Breyer: Enemy of Free Speech

(86) Comments | Posted September 17, 2010 | 2:02 PM

Happy Constitution Day! This Friday marks the two hundred and twenty-third anniversary of the signing of our nation's founding document. The Constitution fulfilled the hope and promise of the American Revolution, ensuring that the rights and liberties the Founding Fathers fought and died for would be secure forever. Too bad...

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Soccer Could Save Iraq

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2010 | 11:41 AM

All around the world, winning and losing soccer games is a matter of national pride. Comparatively speaking, Americans care little about soccer. This year, team USA's strong performance in the World Cup inspired Americans to follow the sport in record numbers. Now that the sport has our notice, there is...

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Nashville's Fateful, Flooding River

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2010 | 3:27 PM

The Cumberland River flows nearly 700 miles from eastern Kentucky, down into Tennessee, and then back up to western Kentucky, forming a shape that looks like a big southern smile. Right in the middle sits Nashville. The history of Nashville is tied to the river, and to its floods.


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Toyota is the New Tiger Woods

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 3:23 PM

The similarities are too obvious to ignore. Scandal number one began when Tiger Woods crashed a Cadillac Escalade into a tree near his Florida home. Scandal number two began when a sticky Toyota accelerator pedal allegedly caused a number of crashes, including one involving an off-duty highway patrol officer in...

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The Generation That Killed Rock 'n Roll

(89) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 4:51 PM

Ladies and gentlemen: you are witnessing the death of Rock 'n' Roll.

Consider this the obituary: from 2004 to 2008 album sales fell from 667 million to 428 million units, according to Neilsen SoundScan. That's a 35% decline in just four years.

Last year the Virgin Megastore chain closed the...

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On the Ground in Haiti: Picture 9/11 Eight Miles in Diameter

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2010 | 3:53 PM

As the crisis in Haiti enters its third week, many thousands of badly injured individuals await lifesaving care. Wounds left untreated pose a serious and life-threatening risk. For many, the clock is ticking.

The following report is from an American medical aid worker, Glen Womble. Mr. Womble is a...

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The Death of Air America: Why Liberals Fail at Talk Radio

(519) Comments | Posted January 22, 2010 | 2:03 PM

It's been a bad week for liberals. First, there was Scott Brown. The Cosmo centerfold turned Republican Senator from Massachusetts will be busy all weekend moving Ted Kennedy's desk across the aisle in the Senate chamber. And now Air America, the great liberal hope in talk radio, has flatlined. And...

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The Faith of Martin Luther King, Jr.

(2) Comments | Posted January 18, 2010 | 1:59 PM

Imagine if news had broken this week that a large group of pastors had gathered in the Deep South to found an organization called, "The Southern Christian Leadership Conference." What assumptions would you make about an organization with such a name?

Depending on your political bent, you might imagine a...

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Obama Calls on Conan O'Brien to Offer Support

(4) Comments | Posted January 14, 2010 | 3:07 PM

Mr. President, is it really you?

Hi Conan. Yeah, it's me. And please, call me Barack. I've been watching the news, and I see it isn't going so well for you. So I've called to offer my support -- from one "O" to another. You feel me?

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Conservative, But Not Republican: Why I Left the GOP

(133) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 10:40 AM

Hey GOP! Here's a wake-up call: Gallup reports that the number of 18-29 year-olds who identify as Republicans fell from 41% to 32% over the course of the Bush presidency. I am a young conservative. But like many conservatives my own age, I don't consider myself a Republican.


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