Author: Ron Lipsman

Profile: Ron Lipsman, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Former Senior Associate Dean College of Computer, Math & Physical Sciences University of Maryland


July 9, 2013

Illusions: Desperate Students, Peace in the Holy Land and a Balanced Budget

Too frequently, in my role as a University Professor, I encounter the following situation. Three quarters of the way through a semester, a student in a class that I am teaching shows up at my office. The student has done …

June 14, 2013

Wow! The Left Celebrated Memorial Day Too

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 14 Jun 2013

Those of us old enough to remember the Vietnam War recall very vividly the contempt and calumny that was heaped upon our military personnel both during and after the conflict. America lived through a shameful period in which those who …

April 8, 2013

Is Israel Turning Inward?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 08 Apr 2013

Two recent, significant events in Israel highlight a major change in the Israeli people’s attitude toward their nation’s role in Middle Eastern affairs. These events were the January elections for a new Knesset (Parliament) and the just-concluded state visit of …

March 4, 2013

Who Controls the Campus Agenda: The Faculty or Campus Administrators?

Filed under: Education & Schools - 04 Mar 2013

Faculty believe that it is their right and duty to set the campus agenda. Faculty expect to establish – either directly or indirectly – the main thrusts that their campuses will pursue. In particular, they see it as their prerogative …

January 7, 2013

The Future of Israel and Western Civilization

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 07 Jan 2013

The West is in retreat. The European Union is beset by seemingly insolvable economic problems, a burgeoning, indigestible Muslim population and a near total loss of confidence in its Christian foundation. The English-speaking countries (the US, UK, Canada, Australia and …

December 13, 2012

Mass Higher Education: Good or Bad?

Filed under: Education & Schools - 13 Dec 2012

Mass higher education refers to the phenomenon, promoted aggressively by President Obama, whereby a tremendous proportion of the eligible population enrolls in the nation’s colleges. It presumes that any American high school graduate who desires a higher education should be …

November 17, 2012

Obama Wins: Whither America?

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 17 Nov 2012

It’s been a week since the election and I am still shell-shocked. Alas, I bought into the hyperbole that Dick Morris and other right-leaning pundits were spewing – namely, that Romney was going to win, if not convincingly then at …

October 29, 2012

The Legacies of Goldwater and McGovern

George McGovern died recently. Coincidentally, I just reread Barry Goldwater’s 1960 classic, The Conscience of a Conservative. These men are linked by the identical fate that they suffered in their sole presidential run (in 1972 and 1964, respectively). Namely, both …

September 29, 2012

A Campaign Mystery

As obvious as it was in 1980 that Jimmy Carter needed to be ejected from the White House, it is even more plain today that the redistributionist, blame America, crony capitalist-loving statist who is currently in the Oval Office …

August 5, 2012

Liberal Train Wreck Begets Conservative Passion – Or Does It?

It’s summer reading season. Bookstore shelves and electronic book catalogs are full of samples lamenting the sorry state of affairs in the age of Obama. Four that I have read are: The Tyranny of Clichés by Jonah Goldberg, The Road …

July 13, 2012

Does John Roberts’ Capitulation Spell Doom for the US?

Anyone who engages in a competitive sport has experienced the moment when, even though the outcome of the match or game is theoretically still in doubt, the participants know absolutely who shall prevail. To look in your opponent’s eye and …

June 27, 2012

Inauspicious Beginning to the Most Important Election in Decades

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood,In The News - 27 Jun 2012

The presidential nominees for the election this fall are set. The battle lines are drawn and the legions of supporters for each side are increasingly engaged. It is shaping up to be a monumental struggle, reflective of the fact – …

June 13, 2012

Views on the News – 6/9/2012

Filed under: Politics In General - 13 Jun 2012

The President was asked that the tone and tenor of the debate be based not on theoretical claims but on empirical achievements. Since Obama continues to blame this predecessor for his problems, a look back is needed to put …

June 11, 2012

Which is More Dangerous: Obama’s Head or Obama’s Heart?

Filed under: Politics In General - 11 Jun 2012

Two of the more fascinating reads published recently are Mark Levin’s Ameritopia and Dennis Prager’s Still the Best Hope. Both provide penetrating analysis on why a century of progressivism has propelled the USA to the brink of a national catastrophe. …

May 5, 2012

Another Home Run by Mark Levin

Filed under: Politics In General - 05 May 2012

Mark Levin has knocked it out of the park again. Following his 2009 blockbuster best seller, Liberty and Tyranny, Levin’s latest book, Ameritopia, is another brilliant depiction of the stark differences confronting America as it chooses between liberty and tyranny. …

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