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7-foot-6 UCF commit shows off with between-the-legs dunk

Elhadji Tacko Fall, a 7-foot-6 center and University of Central Florida commit out of Liberty Christian Prep in Tavares, Fla., demonstrated how easy it is to pull of a between-the-legs dunk. Not only does he put people like me to shame (you know, the ones who would struggle to reach the rim using a trampoline), […]

Hannigan on Slavery in Concord, 28 July

On Tuesday, 28 July, the Concord Museum will host a talk by John Hannigan titled “‘She Ought to be Set at Liberty’: Slavery and Freedom in 18th-Century Massachusetts.” Hannigan is earning his Ph.D. in History at Brandeis University.Show More Summary

Where Liberty University Gets Its Money

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Via the Washington Post: Liberty University is not just your average school down the road. The once small Christian college founded in 1971 by the Rev. Jerry Falwell now has the largest student body of any private nonprofit university in the country. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Liberty University owes rapid growth to Obama federal aid programs

A required stop on the Republican campaign trail. Liberty University, the arch-conservative evangelical college founded by Jerry Falwell and a much catered-to force on the Republican right, owes much of its accelerating growth to Obama-era...Show More Summary

I Don’t Think That’s Your Target Audience…

Of all the places for Liberty University to advertise, I'm pretty sure this is the least useful:

Liberty University Among Top 20 Schools Accounting for a Fifth of All Graduate School Debt; $351 Million Borrowed in One Year

Graduate students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, America's largest private, nonprofit university and the world's largest Christian university, borrowed more than $351 million to fund their studies in the 2013-2014 academic year to place the institution on a list of 20 schools responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt.

Court To Liberty University: Your Liability Insurance Doesn't Cover Kidnapping Children From Their Gay Parents

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

On the same day in 2012 that a preacher was found guilty of abetting the kidnapping of her daughter to Nicaragua, lesbian mom Janet Jenkins filed a RICO lawsuit against many of the parties suspected of conspiring in the crime, including...Show More Summary

National Gay Marriage & Religious Rights

Many on the anti-gay religious right now claim, apocalyptically so, a national, constitutional right to same sex marriage necessarily means an infringement on their rights. See this article by J. Matt Barber of Liberty University’s School of Law for the most extreme kind of such rhetoric. Barber’s article deals with the thorny issue of how…

Liberty leaps forward; an amazing week in the news

The arc of the moral universe took a sharp bend toward justice in the last week.

LEARN LIBERTY IN DC THIS SUMMER: I will be speaking at Cato University this summer in DC from July …

LEARN LIBERTY IN DC THIS SUMMER: I will be speaking at Cato University this summer in DC from July 26th-31st. My topics are: Why the Declaration of Independence Was Right The Modesty of Libertarianism Our Republican Constitution Other speakers include: Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) will be delivering the dinner address on Wednesday, July 29 on Capitol […]

Jeb, the Pope and Climate Change

Jeb Bush’s environmental views seem to be evolving.  At a recent speech at Liberty University, he had this to say about environmental protection: “America’s environmental debates, likewise, can be too coldly economical, too sterile of life... Christians see in nature and all God’s creatures designs grander than any of man’s own devising, the […]

Jeb Bush cozies up to haters: Jerry Falwell, Liberty University and the real story of religious right evil

Jeb Bush is the latest GOP hopeful to cozy up to Liberty's evangelicals. Here's why their views are so extreme

5 Interesting Facts About Ted Cruz's Christian Faith

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced his presidential bid at Liberty University, a well-known conservative, Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell. It's a testament to his faith and Southern Baptist roots that have kept him grounded throughout his life. But here are five facts you may not know about Cruz's personal faith.

Nicholas Vincent on the Magna Carta

Did an 800-year old piece of parchment really change the world? Nicholas Vincent of the University of East Anglia talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the Magna Carta, the founding document of English law and liberty. The Magna Carta was repudiated just ten weeks after King John issued it. Show More Summary

George W Bush Defends Religious Liberty at Commencement Speech

During a commencement ceremony at Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) former President George W. Bush gave a full-throated defense of religious liberty. At his first commencement speech since he left the

The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Returns To Liberty State Park

Imagine a universe in which you'd happily spend $500 to watch neatly-pressed men on horses push balls across a perfectly manicured lawn in New Jersey. It's not so far-fetched— just think about how much money you've saved reading Gothamist for free! [ more › ]

President George W. Bush defends religious liberty

If you noticed liberals acting extra liberal this weekend, it’s because George W. Bush spoke publicly.  He gave the commencement address at Southern Methodist University and spoke about religious liberty. “And

George W. Bush Calls Himself ‘C-Student’ President At SMU Commencement Speech, Defends Religious Liberty

George W. Bush delivered his first commencement speech since he left the White House on Saturday afternoon at the Southern Methodist University. And during his address the former president touched on a number of topics, while he even referred to himself as a C-student, and told all of the other students out there who receive George W. Show More Summary

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