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Mary Grabar, Ph.D.
Writer, scholar, and commentator


Recurring Columns

A colection of Mary's columns

Minding the Campus Archives
A conversation about America's Universities

American Thinker Archives
A daily internet publication devoted to the thoughtful exploration of issues of importance to Americans

The American Spectator "Little Girls in Head Scarves"
A conservative magazine about politics and culture

PJ Tattler - with description videos and my interviews

PajamasMedia - My commentary and reporting
MSM alternative that helped get Dan Rather off the air

- My personal columns
Where Your Opionion Counts

Columns and Articles

The Gradgrinds of the Common Core
Roll Call - April 9, 2012

Why do state schools hail Cesar, not Washington
Marietta Daily Journal, March 24, 2012

SAT Wars
CNS News, October 27, 2011

Schools need less emphasis on empathy
Atlanta Journal Constitution, October 10, 2011

The Audacity of Herman Cain's Ingratitude…to Lawrence O'Donnell
Accuracy in Media, October 12, 2011

Freedom to hate in college shrinks
Atlanta Journal Constitution, July 13, 2010

Liberals profile populists before checking the facts
Atlanta Journal Constitution, June 16, 2010

The not-quite-so-useful idiot at NPR
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, June 6, 2010

How to Promote "Social Justice"
The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy: April 9, 2010

A New 'Education' Racket
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: April 4, 2010
Lessons in emotional intelligence

Jihad Jane in the Classroom
Front Page Magazine

Weekly Standard Articles
"Boyz in the Book"
    Johnny can read, but won't, and who can blame him?
"Workshop Lit"
    Fiction in the voice of consciousness-raising.
"Talk Isn't Cheap"
    When 'free speech' undermines the First Amendment.

My Big Government Reporting
Andrew Breithart presents www.biggovernment.com, featuring Editor in Chief Mike Flynn

1964 act should guard individual, not groups
AJC / Opinion, June 2, 2009

We need insights, wit from Limbaugh
AJC / Opinion, May 6, 2009

Test tampering scandal: Investigate the Education Schools
Clarion Call, John William Pope Center for Higher Education, March 17, 2010

The Precarious Lives of Politically Incorrect Adjuncts
The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, Aug. 25, 2009

The End Of Merit-Based Admission
from www.MindingtheCampus.com, Reforming our Universities, March 20, 2009

Standardized Tests: Fair or Unfair? Feb. 10, 2009

Who is Fair Test?
from www.CNSnews.com, Feb. 11, 2009

In-depth Reports

Terrorist Professor Bill Ayers and Obama's Federal School Curriculum
Three years after the Department of Education announced a contest called Race-to-the-Top for $4.35 billion...

Re-Educating America's School Children Thanks to Your Contributions
When most people think of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s education programs, they remember the gentle Mr. Rogers...

The "Bad History" of Howard Zinn and the Brainwashing of America
A History That No Self-Respecting Marxist Historian Would Consider

Changing Consciousness: Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence, and Peace Studies for a One-World Government
What happened to Kevin Jennings? www.usasurvival.org

Indoctrination without Apology
My report on social studies teachers' strategies

The Extreme Make-Over of William Ayers: How a Communist Terrorist Became a 'Distinguished' Professor of Education Aug. 20, 2009
America's Survival Report www.usasurvival.org

Did Bill Ayers Get His Teaching Job
"the Chicago Way"?

America's Survival Report www.usasurvival.org

Local Media
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Schools: Diminishing expectations, returns September 20, 2010

Liberals profile populists before checking the facts June 16, 2010

Catholics Full Of Show On Illegal Immigration April 18, 2006

Colleges' Open Minds Close Door On Sense August 4, 2006

Celebs' Opinions Don't Deserve Added Clout September 19, 2006

Burquas Give Muslims Too Much Cover October 25, 2006

Bush Haters Rain On Our Local Parade May 1, 2007

Uninformed Opposition: War's Sanctimonious Critics Give Facts No Consideration May 28, 2007

Feminism's Legacy: YouTube Catfights July 30, 2007


Creative Writing

Dancing with Derrida
Prologue to my novel

The Houston Literary Review
(Poetry - March 2008)

Queen Anne's Lace
Poem published in
Saint Ann's Review
(Nominated for the Pushcart Prize!)

Summer of '69
Saint Ann's Review

The Houston Literary Review
(Poetry - March 2008)

In Limbo
(Short Story - Muscadine Lines, May/June 2008)


The Dream
(Fiction - in Ballyhoo Stories)

Past Articles
TCS Daily Technology, Commerce, Society

The Cultural Illiteracy of the Easy Atheists
Christopher Hitchens banks on a readership that has not read Shakespeare, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky.
Anti-American Graffiti
An Eastern European émigré finds you can't go home again.
Zell and the Converts
An academic from Georgia explains her conversion after 9/11.
Are Terrorists Courageous?
'The brave person will find death and wounds painful, and suffer them unwillingly...' More on what Aristotle tells us.

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