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Bringing light to the dark halls of the ivory tower

Since the release my book, "Not A Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth," I have been asked over and over again by the likes of everyone from Pat Robertson and Adam Carolla to Glenn Beck, Dennis Prager, Dana Perino and Jim Dobson: "Okay, Dr. Piper, you've identified the problem in our colleges and universities, now what's the solution?

Bringing drama to the widest possible audience

In 2009 Britain's National Theatre began making high-definition films of live productions for relay to cinemas. Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner was elated that audiences world-wide could watch "the same event at the same time as the audience in the theatre." His enthusiasm for bringing drama to the widest possible audience is one of the underpinnings of "Balancing Acts," his memoir of his years (2003 -2015) at the National.

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When the prey becomes the predator

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It's only a matter of time until the female of the species becomes predator, and is caught in the web of what the country preacher called "he'in and she'in," which has been the favorite game of men and women since Eve disdained perfection in the Garden of Eden.

Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Jeff Sessions' ambitious Justice Department

In February, 2016, a full nine months before the presidential election and days before Super Tuesday, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions endorsed Donald Trump, the first sitting senator to do so. I recall being in a meeting of several other Washington conservatives with Mr. Sessions shortly after his endorsement. Mr. Trump, said Mr. Sessions "is the candidate who is the best advocate for our ideas. If he wins, he has the best chance of putting the country back onto the conservative mold left by Ronald Reagan."

Illustration on the U.S. reflecting on its motivations in foreign policy actions by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Aligning with Saudi Arabia's designs

The United States faces a question that it seems to want to ignore: What kind of nation are we? The question looms up in the face of America's complicity in an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. We are helping Saudi Arabia starve the people of Yemen — men, women, and children — into submission to the Saudi will.

Illustration on Somalia taking up the fight against the al-Shabab insurgency by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

It is up to Somalia to combat al-Shabab

According to U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), there have been 18 airstrikes to date this year in Somalia — more than four times the average for the previous seven years. At the same time, the number of U.S. forces in Somalia has more than doubled. The target of the U.S. military in Somalia is al-Shabab, an Islamist militant group allied with al Qaeda and now considered the deadliest terrorist organization in Africa.

Illustration on Republican tax legislation by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

The anticipated tax legislation

Benjamin Franklin, who famously said that nothing in this world can be certain "except death and taxes," would love the Republican tax cut bill that's headed for a vote in the Senate this week.

President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn upon his return to the White House in Washington from a trip to Missouri on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Not over by Thanksgiving

In August, when President Trump's lawyers persuaded him to refrain from attacking independent counsel Robert Mueller publicly — he had many times called Mr. Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt" — they also told him that the investigation was not aimed at him and not to worry because it would be over by Thanksgiving.

Cleaning Up the Department of the Interior Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Cleaning up at Interior

In the 1990s, after posting the largest revenue losses at the time of any U.S. company in history, multinational computer giant IBM implemented an epic corporate turnaround. Having posted billions of dollars in annual losses, it was widely considered bloated and antiquated. Business executive Louis Gerstner Jr., largely credited with IBM's "rebirth," reflected that "Reorganization to me is shuffling boxes, moving boxes around. Transformation means that you're really fundamentally changing the way the organization thinks, the way it responds, the way it leads. It's a lot more than just playing with boxes." It's clear that the Interior Department needs such a transformation.

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The welcome relief of a royal fairy tale

What a relief! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle -- young, romantic, endearing in their mythic appeal -- replace the old, aggressive harassers with paunch, thinning hair and sagging lecherous facial lines. There's happy news amidst the cheap and fake.

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, DEC. 2-3 - This Thursday, Nov. 23 2017 photo, shows the exterior of the historic Epsom Bible Church, moved to its current location in 2007 next to the town library, in Epsom, N.H. The same year it was moved, a New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program grant helped make significant improvements to the building, often referred to as the meetinghouse. (Elizabeth Frantz/The Concord Monitor via AP)

The return of virtue

Rarely has the idiom "virtue is its own reward" looked better than it does in light of the sex scandals sweeping the nation. The so-called "prudishness," of a previous generation and the respect most men were once taught to have for women — and which Hugh Hefner and his disciples of "free love" mocked — are looking better with each passing day.

Anti-Immigration Political Parties in Europe Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Accepting Europe's anti-immigration parties

In a typical assessment of recent European elections, Katy O'Donnell writes in Politico that "Nationalist parties now have a toehold everywhere from Italy to Finland, raising fears the continent is backpedaling toward the kinds of policies that led to catastrophe in the first half of the 20th century." Many Jews, like Menachem Margolin, head of the European Jewish Association, echo her fear, seeing "a very real threat from populist movements across Europe."

Illustration on the near death experience of the NEH by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Near-death experience for the NEH

As the 2018 federal budget plan finally moves in its ponderous fashion from concurrent resolutions to committee markups, and then to a final conference bill and report, it will be easy to lose sight of a small but symbolic near-death experience within all the fine print — the survival of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Illustration on policing the police by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Who polices the police?

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was supposed to run a narrow investigation into accusations of collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government. But so far, Mr. Mueller's work has been plagued by almost daily improper leaks (e.g., "sources report," "it emerged," "some say") about investigations that seem to have little to do with his original mandate.

'Moments of an essentially personal kind'

Though Oliver Sacks published many peer-reviewed papers on his research into neurology, he is much better known for his numerous general-audience books and articles -- many about neurology, others about the history of science, and still others on botany, chemistry, evolution and the great scientists who took soaring leaps to reach our current understanding of the nature of life.

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