Random Thoughts on the Passing...

Oct 1, 2019 by

by James Windham – In the 20 years since I have been writing this monthly letter, I have never found it so difficult to cut...

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Fixing Higher Education in Ame...

Sep 3, 2019 by

by James Windham – When I picked up this book by Richard Vedder, Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, I...

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The Texas Pilgrim Book Update

Sep 1, 2019 by

by James Windham – In case you’re wondering, my book, The Texas Pilgrim: 20 Years of Reflection and Commentary, is not sold out...

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Good for Amazon

Aug 2, 2019 by

by James Windham – One of the many boondoggles of government incompetence and worthless spending has been the Job Corps, which...

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More “Cosmic Justice” for High...

Jun 6, 2019 by

by James Windham – The madness that comes regularly from higher education used to surprise me, but no more; I’ve learned to...

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Is Socialism Truly Making a Co...

Jun 5, 2019 by

by James Windham – In an American Spectator article in 1976 entitled “Socialism: An Obituary for an Idea”, Irving Kristol wrote...

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Capitalism Under Fire

May 7, 2019 by

by James Windham – It’s not enough that capitalism is under attack by socialists of all stripes, the far left wing of the...

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Who’s Killing Public Education...

Apr 5, 2019 by

by James Windham – My friends Rick Hess and Jay Greene have done a good job recently in the Wall Street Journal, with some good...

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The Texas Education Challenge

Jan 3, 2019 by

by James Windham – As we begin the new year from a public policy standpoint, most politically observant eyes in Texas will be...

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What is Nationalism?

Nov 12, 2018 by

by James Windham – Since the Brexit vote in the UK and the election of Donald Trump, the theme of nationalism has been thrown...

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Encouraging News in Higher Edu...

Sep 5, 2018 by

by James Windham – From several directions, mainly out of the Department of Education and from efforts of the National...

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The Nature and Roots of the Am...

Feb 6, 2018 by

by James Windham – What is fascism and what is a fascist?  I’ll bet that, even among those who are well read in political...

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The Texas Special Education Ca...

Feb 6, 2018 by

by James Windham – There has been a firestorm in recent months about the alleged “cap” supposedly imposed by the Texas...

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Restoring the Texas High Schoo...

Jan 4, 2018 by

by James Windham – The last three Texas legislative sessions have not been kind to the value of a diploma from a Texas high...

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HBCUs In Touch With Reality

Nov 6, 2017 by

by James Windham – The leadership of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, an organization that represents 47 Historically Black...

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Betsy DeVos Flexes

Oct 4, 2017 by

by James Windham – Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos found a couple of ways to meaningfully step forward over the past few...

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A Deal Trump Should Like

Jul 6, 2017 by

by James Windham – Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame is touting the idea of a “universal basic income”, the notion that every...

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Time for a New Consensus in Te...

Jun 9, 2017 by

by James Windham – The Texas Legislature has just completed its 85th regular session, although there is what should be a short...

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Good Quote From Larry Arnn

May 7, 2017 by

by James Windham – As printed in the Wall Street Journal, an excerpt from Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn’s remarks at...

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The Middlebury Follow Up

Apr 4, 2017 by

by James Windham – The silencing of social scientist Charles Murray at a scheduled speech at Middlebury College in Vermont and...

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