In my latest editorial for CGTN, I outline why the Biden administration has to end the failed "China Initiative" now. We must not mince words here: The "China Initiative" has nothing to do with uncovering educators who are seeking to share important research findings with China. And it has nothing to do with national security. … Continue reading CGTN: It’s time for the U.S. to end its failed “China Initiative”
For the second time in as many weeks, the faculty at a prominent U.S. university are standing up for Chinese scholars. We can hope this trend continues. This time, the loud voices of support are coming from the University of Tennessee. Professors at that institution are demanding Anming Hu be reinstated with back pay and … Continue reading Faculty at Tennessee want Anming Hu to return
In my latest editorial for CGTN, I commend a group of U.S. professors for supporting their Chinese colleagues working throughout America. And I demand more. Although mine is only one voice, I have written and spoken often about the need for colleges and universities in the U.S. and China to lead the way in promoting … Continue reading CGTN: U.S. academics show a spine, support their Chinese colleagues
My latest editorial for CGTN reminds us that there remains a troubling issue behind the recent decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to drop visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers who had been working in the U.S. A few days ago, the U.S. government announced it was dropping a series of charges against … Continue reading CGTN: U.S. drops charges against 5 Chinese researchers, but question not answered
I get it. I really do: Democrats (and maybe a couple Republicans) want another opportunity to demonstrate Donald Trump’s lousy character while also fishing for information about whether he incited a group of people to attempt an overthrow of the government. (And what a ragtag group of followers they were, but that’s another story.) As … Continue reading The impeachment trial will be good theater (and accomplish nothing)
Okay, let’s get this right: 1. Twitter isn‘t violating federal law when it suspends Donald Trump’s account (or anyone’s account for that matter) for violating its terms of service 2. Company X is violating federal law when it discriminates against Person Y for his/her religious beliefs, sexual orientation, etc. Please get this right.
I don’t know the law well enough, but I know with certainty that thousands of people — and from what I’ve seen on television they are all white — broke multiple laws today when they mobbed the Capitol building. It appears almost all of them will leave and not in handcuffs. How is this possible? … Continue reading White terrorists went home
What will I tell my students After the news from Kenosha today? Should I tell them that justice is blind So the DA is okay? Or do I speak the well heard cry: No justice, no peace To those who like angry dogs Stretch the already taut leash? Do I say if Jacob Blake Would … Continue reading What do I say to my students after the news from Kenosha?
America enters 2021 still in the grip of a pandemic. One of the reasons coronavirus continues to burrow ever deeper into our society is the attack on science has succeeded; sufficient numbers of Americans believe coronavirus falls somewhere on a continuum of flu to hoax. The undermining of science is just one example of the … Continue reading We must stop destroying our institutions