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The 'Blame the Campus Liberals' Campaign Targets Yale

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.12.2017 | College
Jim Sleeper

What the blame-the-liberals campaign doesn't acknowledge, let alone insist, is that if students are petulant or frightened now and if deans and professors are pandering to them, it's not because of liberal ideology but mainly because the "retail-store university" regards them increasingly as customers.

A Foreign-Policy Problem No One Talks About

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Instead of acknowledging their deepest feelings openly, or even to themselves, the writers I've mentioned who've brought so much folly and destruction upon their republic, are doubling down, more nervous and desperate than ever, looking for someone else to blame.

David Brooks Explains More Than He Intended

Jim Sleeper | Posted 02.16.2014 | Media
Jim Sleeper

What makes the column still more revealing and sad is that, far from serving up an older but wiser man's humility, it recycles what Brooks has been saying quite often since even when he was younger and, one might have hoped, less cynical.

At Yale College, the Sounds of Silence

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Jim Sleeper

By collaborating with Singapore, Yale is doing no better than its old secret societies did at teaching when and how to draw distinctions between discretion and self-censorship. They erred too much toward the latter.

What the Yale President's Resignation Means for Higher Education

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.01.2012 | Education
Jim Sleeper

While Levin and his trustees have been deft managers of their storm-tossed craft, they've been poor visionaries and navigators for liberal education, whose course will require different risks and courage.

Charles Hill Family Sues BART

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco

On Wednesday, Chris Hill, the brother of a San Francisco homeless man who was shot and killed by BART police officers, filed a federal lawsuit against...

WATCH: BART Arrests 25-30 Protestors And Reporters At Powell Street

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.08.2011 | San Francisco

Between 25 and 30 people, including several members of the KTVU news crew, were arrested at Powell Street BART station on Thursday evening during a pr...

Demonstrators To Block Gates At Thursday's BART Protest

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.08.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday, a group of anti-BART activists plan to physically block the fare gates at the Powell Street BART station with the intention of requiring ...

Aaron Sankin

Are BART Police Necessary? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.31.2011 | San Francisco

"No justice, no peace; disband the BART Police." That slogan has become the rallying cry for the dozens of protesters who have been gathering at th...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: BART Releases Tape Of Civic Center Police Shooting

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.26.2012 | San Francisco

The footage of the Civic Center BART shooting of Charles Hill has been released. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO - GRAPHIC CONTENT) On July 3, BART poli...

New Shooting, Same Question: Should Transit Cops Have Guns?

Turnstyle | Posted 09.07.2011 | Media

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