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Claremont Independent | September 1, 2014

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One California, Divisible

April 19, 2014 | 2

In the April 2014 issue of the Independent, my dear friend Martin Sartorius makes clear his distaste for Silicon Valley billionaire Tim Draper’s plan to split the Golden State into “Six Californias.” It is, no doubt, a crazy idea. Come … Read More

Let’s Talk about Academic Freedom

April 17, 2014 | 1

In a recent Harvard Crimson article, Harvard student Sandra Korn endorses the abridgment of academic freedom in order to prevent the publication of research promoting or justifying oppression. Her view is not particularly remarkable, and it certainly isn’t novel, but … Read More

In Defense of the Independent

April 15, 2014 | 4

The Claremont Independent has come under fire recently. Not only were several copies of our most recent issue physically torn apart on the Scripps campus for brandishing the sign of the devil (the drawing on the cover was of the … Read More

The Demography Disaster You Weren’t Expecting

April 6, 2014 | 1

Everything that you know about demography is a lie.

That’s the message that Weekly Standard writer Jonathan V. Last screams from the mountain tops in What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster. By examining unprecedented, worldwide … Read More

My Day with Peggy Noonan

March 25, 2014 |

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a day with Peggy Noonan, a prolific  and widely admired columnist for the Wall Street Journal, former speechwriter under President Ronald Reagan, and the best-selling author of eight books on American politics, history, … Read More

The Jobless Generation: How Obama’s State of the Union Address Ignores America’s Young Adults

March 12, 2014 | 2

No, you did not misread the title. After Obama’s State of the Union (SOTU) speech, millennial Democrats on campus (and nationwide) were quick to say how Obama’s proposed policies would help everyone in the nation, including individuals their age. But, … Read More