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  • 10
    JULY

    Mike Adams: The Intellectual Poverty Law Center

    When I was a graduate student, I had great admiration for the Southern Poverty Law Center. In 1989, I took a graduate seminar in race relations and learned all about how the SPLC helped shut down the KKK in the South - thus expediting the end of the practice of lynching. Because of their hard work, the targeted murder of blacks is currently confined to abortion clinics funded by leftist organizations yet to be defined as "hate groups."Sadly, the once-great SPLC has abandoned its focus on fighting groups that terrorize the black community. Otherwise, they would be doing something about Planned Parenthood. Instead, the SPLC has turned its efforts towards promoting intellectual terrorism against all opponents of the American Left. Now, virtually everyone who disagrees with SPLC politics is branded a hate group and lumped together with groups like the KKK. 
  • 27
    JUNE

    Mike Adams: Questions from a Concerned Parent

    A parent wrote to me last week asking for my honest assessment of my university. His reason for writing is that his son is enrolling at UNC-Wilmington in the fall. He directly asked whether I would send my own son to the university where I teach. He also asked some other pointed questions. I thought my answers would make an informative column for parents who are about to send their Christian children to secular universities like UNCW. So here goes. His unedited questions and my responses follow:
  • 23
    JUNE

    Mike Adams: The Ghost of John Edwards

    John Edwards' old campaign manager, Josh Stein, is the current North Carolina Senator in District 16. He's also among the most extreme and dangerous politicians in the state. Among the reasons he is dangerous are a) his assertion that killing unborn children is a fundamental constitutional right and b) his suggestion that Senate Republicans are more dangerous than Islamic extremists.It is bad enough that this former disciple of John Edwards is serving in our state senate. To make matters worse, he also wants to be the next attorney general of the Tar Heel State. If you aren't concerned about that then take the time to familiarize yourself with what Stein had to say about anti-Sharia and anti-abortion legislation that was previously proposed in the North Carolina legislature. 
  • 13
    JUNE

    Mike Adams: Three Cords And The Truth

    Readers of my recent columns are already aware that UNC-Wilmington graduates can get a gold cord for good grades, a purple one for being a homosexual, and a lavender one for just being really supportive of homosexuals. Most readers probably think this is too many graduation cords. I actually think we need one more. In fact, I think we should offer a white graduation cord for students who got their degrees without ever asserting victim status in an effort to get something they didn't really deserve.Of course, if we ever do distribute these cords, we will have to decide exactly what "without ever asserting victim status" means. Here are my initial suggestions for defining white cord status: 
  • 23
    MAY

    Mike Adams: Graduation, Celebration and the Obfuscation Generation

    It’s no secret that university graduates are becoming more intellectually lazy with each passing year. It is also undeniable that they are becoming more arrogant, in spite of the fact that they are less capable of forming solid opinions and defending them with well-reasoned arguments. A letter written to me (by a recent UNC-Wilmington graduate) is illustrative. I've reproduced it below with my usual angry and fearful rhetoric interspersed at appropriate intervals:
  • 2
    MAY

    Mike Adams: Look Her in the Eye

    Teenager: Dr. Adams, may I have a few minutes to speak with you?Me: Sure. What is your name? (Gives name).Teen: I enjoyed listening to your talk on abortion just a few minutes ago. Your points were solid. But I have just one problem. It’s with the rape exception. Can you honestly tell me that you could look a rape victim in the eye and tell her that she could not have an abortion and that she must take the rapist’s baby to term? 
  • 25
    APRIL

    Mike Adams: Do Something

    American culture is in trouble. It is impossible to watch television for long without concluding that we are all living in one big reality TV show that is defining deviancy one embarrassing episode at a time. Unfortunately, the church isn't doing much to fight against the cultural current. By trying to be "relevant" the church is simply getting pulled into the undertow. Consequently, most churches are slowly drowning in the shallow water of our declining culture.So how do we turn the tide and begin to have a meaningful church experience that also influences the culture in a meaningful way? The answer is that we must learn to deal with relativistic thinking in a proactive fashion. Take, for example, the issue of abortion. 
  • 8
    APRIL

    Mike Adams: A Faculty Revolution Against Free Speech

    “We must do away with all newspapers. A revolution cannot be accomplished with freedom of the press.” - Ernesto "Che" Guevara.When I first started writing about campus free speech issues for Town Hall in 2003, I complained that most college administrators were ignorant of the constitution. One of my readers, Jim Collins from Colorado Springs, was quick to correct me. Jim pointed out that college administrators aren't just ignorant of the First Amendment. Instead, he insisted that they are hostile towards it. Time has shown just how right he was. In fact, administrative hostility towards the First Amendment has gotten worse since 2003. 
  • 28
    MARCH

    Mike Adams: Standing at the Summit

    Today, I write with some good news some of you may have already heard. On March 20, in Greenville, N.C., a federal jury unanimously sided with me in my claims that the University of North Carolina–Wilmington (UNCW) violated federal law in a 2006 promotion decision. Specifically, the jury found that my First Amendment–protected speech was a “substantial or motivating factor” in the defendants’ decision not to promote me to full professor. They also found that defendants could not prove they would have made the same decision in the absence of my speech activity. The case now moves to the judge to determine relief.
  • 10
    MARCH

    Mike Adams: Who is Richard Greenleaf?

    Author’s Note: Those wishing to follow this column should note that the subject of the controversy, a course syllabus, can be accessed here:  (http://www.uncw.edu/soccrm/documents/proceduresyllabus.pdf).Last Friday I was sitting in my office with a couple of students. We were going over an exam and talking about the schedule for the rest of the semester. While we were talking, I got an unexpected email from another professor. I shared it with my students. After reading it, they begged me to respond and to share my response with others.
  • 3
    MARCH

    Mike Adams: Squeegee People

    My readers may or may not have heard of squeegee people. Those of you who haven't need to hear about them. This is especially true if you spend much time traveling by car, particularly in big cities.Squeegee people will approach your car in traffic in some major cities holding a squeegee in one hand and a cup in the other hand. They will start cleaning your windshield without securing your permission. When they are done, they hold out their cup expecting to be compensated for their "work." But paying them isn't optional. It's required. Anyone who refuses gets the side of his car keyed with the metal frame of the squeegee. It's a form of extortion that street people learned from politicians who shake down corporations they later accuse of representing "powerful special interest groups." 
  • 24
    FEBRUARY

    Mike Adams: The Trees

    Author’s Note: This is a column I wrote back a few years ago but never published. Instead, it appeared in abbreviated form in my latest book,Letters to a Young Progressive. Given recent political trends, I thought it would be good to publish it in its original extended form.In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in the books of Ayn Rand. After escaping from the Soviet Union in the 1920s, Rand became a famous American playwright, philosopher, and novelist. She has written many books – three of which I would urge everyone to read. The first, Anthem, is a lot like Orwell’s 1984. The second, The Fountainhead, is a longer novel expounding on her philosophy, which is known as objectivism. The third, Atlas Shrugged, is her most famous work and includes the most complete explanation of her views on economics and morality. 
  • 19
    FEBRUARY

    Mike Adams: Dictators and Deans

    I would not want to be a student on a college campus today. The university campus is the closest thing we have to a fiefdom in what is left of 21st Century Western civilization. Violations of free speech and student due process have hit epidemic proportions. Contrary to popular opinion, the professors with tenure are not the principal problem. It is the administrators with qualified immunity. They are gods. They are untouchable. They thrive in ideological echo chambers where they are shielded from internal criticism. Any hope of reform must come from outside the walls of the institution.
  • 17
    FEBRUARY

    Mike Adams: My Speech to Minnesota Youth for Life, Part III

    Author’s note: This is the final installment in a three part series. Parts One and Two covered the first four points of a six-point lecture I gave on January 20th at the Minnesota Youth for Life Conference in Robbinsdale, MN. The first three points of the lecture provided advice on how nominally pro-life youths can become effective pro-life advocates. The last three points are directed toward students attending secular universities that may be more hostile toward the pro- life message.5. Set a place at the table.Years after Lisa Chambers told me about The Silent Scream, and after I converted on the life issue, I became the advisor to the pro- life club at UNC-Wilmington. On two occasions, we sponsored a campus showing of the Silent Scream. The first time, we advertised and got about 100 students there. It went so well that we showed it again to an audience of about 150. But the second time we showed the film, we did something different. We invited a representative from Women's Studies to discuss the film afterwards. In fact, we invited several pro -abortion choice advocates. None accepted our offer. We also invited a pro-life doctor. Predictably, she showed up. 
  • 14
    FEBRUARY

    Mike Adams: My Speech to Minnesota Youth for Life, Part II

    Author’s Note: This column is a continuation of the previous column, hence the phrase “Part II”. The first part was the beginning of my recent speech to the second annual Minnesota Youth for Life Conference in Robbinsdale, MN. The speech was meant to give six pieces of advice to nominally pro-life students who wished to become pro-life activists. The first three pieces of advice are geared towards all pro-lifers. The last three are geared towards those who find themselves advocating for the unborn on a predominantly pro-abortion-choice campus.3. Master the tougher arguments by taking on hard cases. Pro-abortion arguments are not all equally bad. Some are tougher to respond to than others. The so called rape exception to a total ban on abortion is one that is difficult for many to handle. But handle it we must. Last year at this conference, I talked about cases where a woman is raped and impregnated. We also discussed the Kennedy v. Louisiana case that bans capital punishment for rapists, even when the victim is a child who is severely raped and tortured but doesn’t die as a result of the attack. We noted that the rapist has a right to life and that the rape victim has a right an abortion. This leaves the child who is conceived in rape as the only one in the situation who is without rights. That is the status quo in our current constitutional jurisprudence. I believe this is a morally indefensible situation.  
  • 10
    FEBRUARY

    Mike Adams: My Speech to Minnesota Youth for Life

    Author’s Note: This is the first installment of a three part series. The series represents a written account of my recent speech to the Minnesota Youth for Life Conference in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Portions of the speech have been altered in order to make it sound better than it actually was. That’s how I roll.As many of you here at Sacred Heart know, I am not Catholic. I attend a large non-denominational church in Wilmington, North Carolina called Port City Community Church. At Port City, our pastor Mike Ashcraft asks us to pick a word each year and to make it the focus of our Christian walk. Rather than making a resolution, which focuses on something negative, he asks us to pick some positive word that will serve as a lens for where we see ourselves at the end of the year. This year, my word is "activist," and I plan to make it the focus of my vision for 2014. I'm here to convince each and every one of you to consider doing the same thing. I'm also going to give you specific instructions on how to become an effective activist.
  • 3
    FEBRUARY

    Mike Adams: Gays for Late Term Abortion?

    Our UNC-Wilmington LGBTQIA Office is committed to equality. One of the ways they seek to promote equality is by promoting the dismemberment of innocent humans while they are trapped inside the womb. If you think these folks are compassionate then you're probably not on their mailing list. I received the following email from them just last week. It's reprinted below and interspersed with my usual biting commentary:
  • 10
    JANUARY

    Mike Adams: Ok Let's Have Open Carry on Campus

    The campus liberals are up in arms about the recent changes to North Carolina’s concealed carry laws. High on their list of objections is a new provision that allows concealed weapons permit holders to keep their guns locked in their car trunks when parked on public university property. This replaces a previous absolute ban on having guns on campus - unless, of course, you are a member of the campus law enforcement community.
  • 13
    DECEMBER

    Mike Adams: Affirmative Action Polling

    A friend of mine recently expressed shock at the fact that nearly half of the electorate still approves of the job performance of President Barack Obama. In his view, the poll numbers defy common sense. Obama's foreign policy has exuded Carter-like weakness. Obama's lone domestic policy "achievement" has been crumbling since its inception. Why would so many people still approve of his performance? The answer, of course, is simple. People are applying a lower standard to Obama. And it isn't because of his personal charm and charisma. It's because of his race.
  • 2
    DECEMBER

    Mike Adams: Extortion and Bribery Revisited

    Author’s Note: This column is a continuation of my previous column “Bribery and Extortion,” which serves as an extended review of Peter Schweizer’s excellent new bookExtortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets.In the wake of the tragic December, 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Vice President Biden criticized more than just the gun industry. He also criticized the video game industry. He argued specifically that video games contribute to a national culture of violence. He stated immediately that he didn’t know what the government was going to do about it. Nonetheless, he said, “We’re going to do something.” In truth, by saying the government was going to do “something” it already had done something. That “something “was to issue a threat of extortion to the video gaming industry.
  • 26
    NOVEMBER

    Mike Adams: Guns in Bars

    Politics is dominated by sound bites meant to generate emotion, not rational discourse. One of the most dominant sound bites in recent North Carolina politics is that the law now allows people to carry "guns in bars." Upon hearing those three words, "guns in bars," people recoil in horror. The very idea that North Carolina is full of bars where people are packing heat is enough to make tourists avoid the state altogether. However, when one compares the old gun law with the new one, things make perfect sense.
  • 13
    NOVEMBER

    Mike Adams: Bribery and Extortion

    As a criminology professor, one of the biggest challenges I face is explaining the difference between similar yet distinct criminal offenses. When students struggle, I usually help them with criminal law hypotheticals. For example, when explaining the difference between bribery and extortion, I tell them to imagine the following scenario: "A man is pulled over by a State Trooper for driving 100 miles per hour. As the Trooper approaches and asks for his wallet, the man pulls out a $100 bill and says 'I bet you $100 that you're going to give me a ticket.' The Trooper smiles, takes the bill, and says 'Nope, you're wrong.'"
  • 8
    NOVEMBER

    Mike Adams: To Each According to His Disability

    I'm probably too young to have so many pet peeves. The list seems to get longer every year. So, naturally, the longer I teach, the longer my list of class rules seems to get. In addition to rules of class conduct, I also have to develop rules concerning over-disclosure of information in emails and office visits. Such over-disclosure is always geared towards one goal for the student: transforming personal deficiencies into legitimate disabilities in an effort to attenuate workload expectations.
  • 23
    AUGUST

    Mike Adams: Inclusion Means Excluding White Males

    Dear Chancellor Miller:On May 9, you announced that you were initiating a process to "rethink" our university's approach to diversity and inclusion. Then, on August 16, you announced that eleven individuals agreed to serve on your Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. For the following reasons, I find the composition of the committee to be deeply problematic.
  • 12
    AUGUST

    Mike Adams: My Marxist Retirement Plan

    After winning a huge legislative victory against the UNC system (see my last column), I am now preparing for another legislative battle that should prove to be an uphill climb. My next proposed bill would force socialist professors who retire from the UNC system to actually move to socialist countries after they retire - that is, if they wish to draw upon their pensions. I know it sounds radical, but I got the idea from another radical - Marxist Professor Gary Faulkner.
  • 1
    AUGUST

    Mike Adams: First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers

    The New York Times and the Huffington Post have been very critical of recent legislation by the House and Senate of the State of North Carolina. But neither of those liberal news outlets - and I use the term "news outlets" loosely - have recognized their recent attempt to restore due process in one of the most oppressive judicial systems in the country. Indeed, the UNC system is among the greatest antagonists of fairness and due process in the entire nation. Since this is a bold assertion, it demands elaboration.
  • 3
    JUNE

    Mike Adams: The Judgment of Future Generations

    Everyone must be judged from time to time. It's a fact of life. Nonetheless, I'm getting tired of judgmental statements directed toward me for my unwavering defense of marriage. I'm talking about real marriage between one man and one woman, which is the only kind of marriage that really exists.
  • 29
    MAY

    Mike Adams: Obama and the Rules of Sexual Engagement

    In recent columns, I've mentioned a disturbing trend involving the lack of due process in the adjudication of campus rape cases. The fact of the matter is that rape cases are rarely handled properly on university campuses. They are usually either a) taken too seriously or, b) not taken seriously enough.
  • 16
    MAY

    Mike Adams: Future IRS Agents

    Many were shocked to learn that IRS agents actually targeted conservative advocacy groups for heightened scrutiny when making decisions concerning their tax exempt status. I don't know why so many people were shocked.
  • 15
    FEBRUARY

    Mike Adams: Phoenix Uprising

     Elon University has now ceased to be a serious institution of higher learning. In fact, it no longer deserves to be called a university in the wake of its decision to create a new Vendor Policy Study Committee. The committee, which was created by Elon's Board of Trustees in October, is part of a response to efforts to ban Chick-fil-A from the Elon campus. Its very existence shows that Elon cannot expeditiously handle simple issues concerning tolerance and inclusion. Instead, it legitimates bigotry by giving serious consideration to anti-religious zealots who would best be ignored. 
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