Notable and Quoted: Ben Sasse at University

Notable and Quoted: Ben Sasse at University

Nov. 2, 2022 6:38 PM ET Ben Sasse speaks at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Oct. 10. Photo: Dirk Shadd/Zuma Press From Sen. Ben Sasse’s testimony Tuesday before the University of Florida Board of Trustees, which was considering his nomination for university president: I am a romantic when it comes to the importance … Read more

A decisive victory for Netanyahu in Israel

A decisive victory for Netanyahu in Israel

Nov. 2, 2022 6:45 PM ET Former Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu addresses supporters at campaign headquarters in Jerusalem on November 2. Photo: menahem kahana/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Benjamin Netanyahu has been around long enough to have done something to rankle almost every Israeli. But as his victory in Tuesday’s election shows, … Read more

Why are our attention spans shortening?

Why are our attention spans shortening?

Editor’s note: In this vision of the future, students discuss declining attention spans. Next week we will ask, “Some colleges use race as a factor when admitting applicants. Should colleges continue to be able to admit students based on race? Or should we oppose affirmative action on college campuses?“ Students must click here to submit … Read more

Are electric cars really the future?

Are electric cars really the future?

Editor’s note: In this vision of the future, students discuss electric cars. Next week we’ll ask: “ Microsoft has reported that the average human attention span has dropped to 8 seconds from 12. What has caused the drop? Should we try to have longer attention spans to concentrate on tasks? Or should we adapt to … Read more

Notable and Quoted: A Washington Post columnist on racial politics

Notable and Quoted: A Washington Post columnist on racial politics

Oct. 23, 2022 4:26 PM ET Voters cast their ballots in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Aug. 16. Photo: Thomas Peipert/Associated Press From “America’s Problem Is That White People Keep Supporting the Republican Party,” a column by The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon, October 13: Perhaps the best way to understand American politics is that of an overwhelmingly … Read more

Notable and Cited: Patriotism – WSJ

Notable and Cited: Patriotism – WSJ

Oct. 20, 2022 6:16 PM ET Voters cast their ballots at the Citizens Service Center in Columbus, Ga., Oct. 17. Photo: CHENEY ORR/REUTERS Ruy Teixeira writes on Substack.com, October 6: Let’s face it: Today’s Democrats have a bit of a problem with patriotism. It’s kind of hard to break the bandwagon of patriotism when you … Read more

How common is academic dishonesty?

How common is academic dishonesty?

Editor’s note: In this future view, students discuss cheating. Next week, we’ll ask: “This summer, to much cheer from environmentalists, California passed rules that would ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. Are electric cars actually the future? Should they be?” Students must click here to submit statements of less than 250 words … Read more

Remarkable and notable: Putin tops the green list

Remarkable and notable: Putin tops the green list

Oct. 13, 2022 6:22 PM ET Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, October 13. Photo: vyacheslav prokofyev/sputnik/kre/Shutterstock From Politico Europe’s “Green 28” list, October 12: Vladimir Putin The attacker turns the EU green OVERALL No. 1. . . By invading Ukraine and manipulating energy supplies to undermine European support for Kiev, … Read more

College Rigor and the firing of an NYU professor

College Rigor and the firing of an NYU professor

Editor’s note: In this preview, students discuss rigor in college classrooms. Next week we will ask, “Cheating has recently been suspected in chess, poker, math competitions and even a fishing tournament. Is cheating on the rise in colleges? And what should we do about it?“ Students must click here to submit opinions of less than … Read more

Notable and Quoted: ‘Thoughtful Politics’

Notable and Quoted: ‘Thoughtful Politics’

‘If you don’t like the fact that you share a view with an objectionable person, consider revising that view.’