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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 744.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 607.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 134.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/conserva/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.

Laura Hollis

04/27/2017 - 12:27pm
ACADEMIA: April 27, 2017 History shows with painful clarity that whenever human beings get too much power, that power ends up corrupting the very values that prompted people to seek it in the first place. Why? Because human beings are flawed, self-interested, imperfect creatures. No one has complete understanding or unimpeded wisdom, and the failure (or refusal) to recognize one’s...
04/13/2017 - 8:37pm
POLITICAL POWER: April 13, 2017 Earlier this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and now-deceased Justice Antonin Scalia (posthumously) received the seventh annual Award for Civility in Public Life from Allegheny College. Every year since 2011, Allegheny College has recognized two individuals whose conduct — often toward each...
04/06/2017 - 11:57am
DEMOCRAT PARTY: April 6, 2017 Professor Allison Stanger of Middlebury College has written another excellent column — this one, in the New York Times — in which she worries aloud about the increasing unwillingness of self-identified progressives to adhere to values — like protecting free inquiry at universities — that she...
03/31/2017 - 4:13pm
REPUBLICANS: March 30, 2017 There are at least three things you need for a successful political movement: Convictions, courage and effective communication. The Republicans in Congress behave as if they have none of the above. Conservative voters have frequently bemoaned the lack of a Republican spine. But the GOP’s hapless flailing was on...
03/27/2017 - 10:17am
UNSUNG HEROES: March 23, 2017 For the past four years, Cintas Corporation (a company that provides facilities maintenance supplies and services) has sponsored its “Janitor of the Year” contest. The company solicits nominations from K-12 schools as well as colleges and universities, who are invited to provide brief bios on their...
03/19/2017 - 7:19pm
HIGHER EDUCATION: March 16, 2017 A group of law students I teach were recently discussing the merits of the traditional three-year law degree program. “Why not only have two years?” one suggested, “The third year could be a practicum, or a working internship.” That same week, an undergraduate student asked me what I thought...
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