Expelled: Further Thoughts

I’ve been reflecting some more this week on Ben Stein’s Moore-ish documentary, Expelled. One thing that unsettles me about its approach is its snide sarcasm. It approaches the subject from the vantage point of wronged professors and violated freedom. I think a better starting point is the wonder expressed by the psalmist (Psalm 19): “The…

Ashcroft and Torture

Tompaul Wheeler points us to a report of a visit by John Ashcroft to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. There was a lively Q&A. Here’s a sample: ME: First off, Mr. Ashcroft, I’d like to apologize for the rudeness of some of my fellow students. ┬áIt was uncalled for–we can disagree civilly, we don’t need…