Jason L. Steorts

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Free-Speech Paranoia

When you are losing a public debate, nothing breathes new life into your cause like accusing your critics of suppressing


Preaching Politics

You learn a lot from the Bible. There are, first, the moral teachings: Love your neighbor, obey the Ten Commandments


ROTC Redux

Despite the intractability of Harvard’s anti-military vendetta, those who look eagerly to the day when the Reserve Officers Training Corps


In Defense of Unilateralism

In our times, “unilateralist” has become a dirty word, an insult on par with “belligerent aggressor” and a refrain of


Tom's Tax Tall Tale

Once again, evil Republicans want to destroy Social Security with reckless tax cuts. Or so Tom Daschle wants you to


Shades of Offense

Race is Harvard’s topic du jour. Cornel West’s defection to Princeton, Charles Ogletree’s crusade to win reparations for slavery, and


An Ultimatum for Arafat

Colin Powell will soon meet with Yasir Arafat, who holds the singular distinction of being the only sponsor of terrorism


Picking on Pickering

Tom Daschle should meet my parents. Like most members of their species, my parents have a language entirely their own,


The PSLM Transcript

Recent wage negotiations between Harvard University and janitors of the Service Employees International Union Local 254 (SEIU) were closed to


Shutting Down the Axis

If I were Saddam Hussein, I wouldn’t be sleeping well at night. President George W. Bush seems determined to make


Torture, Civil Libertarian Style

Four weeks ago, civil libertarians thought Frankfurter Professor of Law Alan M. Dershowitz was in their ideological camp. Now they


Memo to Larry Summers

The process that began with last spring’s Living Wage Rebellion draws to a close. The Harvard Committee on Employment and


Season of Believing

The close of the year is the time to look back and ask grand questions about what we have learned


Those Frightful Partisans

Somebody should tell the propaganda bosses of the left that Halloween is over; maybe they would stop trying to terrify


The Silence That Kills

As a display of faithful dedication, the document is inspiring. It contains injunctions to pray continuously, exhortations to purify one’s

School at School

What We Forget About School: School

Head of the Charles
Men's Crew

Head of the Charles 2014

CS50 in Mather

CS50 and the Humanities

Closing Ceremony

Ignore Congress. Close Gitmo.