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2008-09-18 03:00:20

By Davidson, Sinclair Major reform is needed to fix the problem of academic bias, argues Sinclair Davidson. Following a campaign by the Australian Liberal Students Federation, a Senate committee is investigating the level of intellectual diversity at Australian universities. It is well-known that academiaand more often than not those who are university educated-have a left-wing progressive bias. The best and most comprehensive analysis of that left-bias comes from the United States. A...

2005-10-25 03:23:54

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - One of Germany's most colorful politicians of the last two decades, Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, has abruptly pulled the plug on his electrifying career. The charismatic leading member of the Greens party, who has long enthralled and entertained Germans with his meteoric rise from high school dropout to self-educated vice chancellor, voluntarily moved to parliament's back bench last week. He will soon be replaced as foreign minister after...

2005-07-15 07:10:29

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Overweight and facing widespread ridicule for his swollen girth, German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer is taking on the flab and his critics at the same time with a crash diet and punishing exercise regimen. Vowing to return to his "fighting weight" in time for an election campaign now heating up, the man whose wild waist line gyrations have fascinated a generation of Germans has lost 22 pounds in a month and plans to shed another 22 soon. Whipping...

Word of the Day
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".