Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

Fieldwork Fail: Funny Book About Natural Science

A great gift for all ages.

September 18, 2019

Why Academic Hoaxes are Deadly Serious

Tax dollars are being used to brainwash young people with arrant, dangerous nonsense.

July 31, 2019

Australian Elites Equally Bonkers

The rural/urban divide is as pronounced in Australia as elsewhere.

May 15, 2019

Harvard’s Social Justice Infection

‘Social justice’ is an extremist, left wing political analysis many consider repellent and infantile. It’s as though academics have no idea the rest of us think they’ve gone insane.

September 21, 2018

Yale: Social Justice Training Camp

Entities explicitly committed to social justice: Yale’s School of Nursing, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Art, religious organizations.

September 19, 2018

The Nightmare on Campus

Reading Heather Mac Donald’s new book is like stepping into a bad dream.

September 17, 2018

School Shootings: Why Fake Numbers Matter

Bad data fuels ill-informed decisions, wastes money, and scares kids.

September 12, 2018

Fake School Shootings

A US government report about school shootings is riddled with errors.

September 10, 2018

Indoctrination 101

Learning to be shrill. Apparently, this is now the goal of higher education.
 

February 16, 2018

Taught to Think Like Censors

Young people are being systematically taught to disdain free speech. And your tax dollars are paying for it.

February 14, 2018

Ad Featuring Roger Pulwarty Withdrawn

York University is no longer running an ad that mistakenly implied that one of its graduates is a Peace Prize laureate.

November 14, 2013

The Open Letter to American Universities

Eminent individuals are urging US educators to encourage a genuine campus debate about fossil fuels.

June 11, 2013

Young Greens Say the Darndest Things

Students in the fossil fuel divestment movement employ venom and vitriol, but little persuasive argument.

May 27, 2013

They Call This Higher Education?

Civilized debate appears to be an endangered species.

May 24, 2013

Are University of London PhDs Confidential?

Sari Kovats helped write three editions of the climate bible. But the institution where she recently earned her doctorate won’t confirm the date.

March 3, 2011