Malcolm Kline

Accuracy in Academia (AIA), a non-profit research group reporting on bias in education. In that capacity, Kline serves as editor-in-chief of AIA's two web sites

Most Recent Articles by Malcolm Kline:

US History Gone Missing at Colleges

Apr 21, 2017 — Malcolm Kline

For years, we have watched American history disappear in academe. It turns out that we’re not the only ones who have noticed.

“I think in some ways I knew more American history when I finished grade school than many college students know today,” best-selling historian David McCullough said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “And that’s not their fault—that’s our fault.”

Media Malpractice: The ABCs of Media Bias

Feb 17, 2017 — Malcolm Kline

When America’s most powerful media outlets demonstrated their understanding of participatory democracy by actually participating in the 2016 presidential election campaign, it backfired on them, big time.

For example, when President Trump came to the CIA and received the type of ovation he usually gets at rallies of his supporters, his appearance blew away yet another media narrative several weeks in the making about his alleged war on the intelligence community. “It was clear to any objective observer with a set of eyes and ears that Trump’s speech at CIA headquarters was a tremendous success. He was interrupted by applause 11 times,” Cliff Kincaid, Director of the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism, pointed out. Cliff counted, because he can, unlike many of the “best and the brightest” in the media, as we shall see.

We Read The Constitution

Sep 17, 2010 — Malcolm Kline

This weekend the U. S. Constitution might be read more frequently in the United States than it has been in American public schools in the past half century.

History Behind The Scenes

Jul 9, 2010 — Malcolm Kline

Two events in recent weeks point out the danger of leaving history to the historians. One is the inclusion of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in a D-Day memorial commemorating an invasion he never took part in. The other is the rating of Stalin ally Franklin D. Roosevelt as America’s greatest president, according to leading academics.

What Would Buckley Do?

Jun 11, 2010 — Malcolm Kline

There is no better person to pass on these lessons than the man who has become the preeminent historian of the conservative movement—Lee Edwards.
Two years after his death, William F. Buckley, Jr., the ultimate conservative man of letters, still has a lot to teach the young and the rightward. In turn, there is no better person to pass on these lessons than the man who has become the preeminent historian of the conservative movement—Lee Edwards.

Anatomy of an Activist

May 13, 2010 — Malcolm Kline

The nomination of solicitor general Elena Kagan to the U. S. Supreme Court gives us a chance to reflect, not so much on her qualifications for the bench but how her career trajectory illustrates the manner in which academia provides an outlet for activism, perhaps at the expense of scholarship.

Hot Issue Cool Brains

Apr 15, 2010 — Malcolm Kline

Apparently university administrators are so busy fighting global warming that they can’t take the time to read the Climategate e-mails that show that the science behind the theory is corrupt. At George Washington University, for example, “The Office of Sustainability and Climate Action Plan implementation teams are on schedule to complete the promised road map to make GW carbon neutral by its deadline of May 15, a University administrator said this week,” Michelle Brown reported in the GW Hatchet online on April 8, 2010. “Sophie Waskow, the stakeholder engagement coordinator of the Office of Sustainability, said the plan will be unveiled April 22 at an Earth Day celebration.”

Feds Fund Academic Bias

Apr 7, 2010 — Malcolm Kline

For years I have been telling congressional staffers that they have it within their power to bring balance to institutions of higher learning. All they have to do is cut federal spending on education.

ACORN Scandals Grow & Grow

Oct 26, 2009 — Malcolm Kline

After the release of Rep. Issa’s report, U. S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, called for hearings on ACORN.

The Original Comeback Kid

Oct 12, 2009 — Malcolm Kline

American presidents of both parties, all too often, need to be appreciated at a distance. Of the 20th Century chief executives, perhaps only Ronald Reagan holds up well under scrutiny.

Shariah Studies by Stealth

Jul 18, 2009 — Malcolm Kline

Under some pressure from parents, California’s Education Department is reviewing its guidelines for teaching Islamic Studies to seventh-graders in its public schools. We wrote about this trend six years ago when we discovered that, though the California standards require the study of all religions, Islam is examined disproportionately.

Critical Thinking on Cairo

Jun 10, 2009 — Malcolm Kline

Critical thinking seems to have eluded the media and academic elites in their mostly gushing reaction to the President’s speech on the Middle East, given in Cairo. Fortunately, the people who really know something about the issues involved are attempting to fill the void.

New Deal Reality Check

Jun 4, 2009 — Malcolm Kline

As self-proclaimed intellectuals get embarassingly excited over the prospect of a new, New Deal, the rest of us would do well to take every opportunity to examine how the first one turned out. For one thing, it didn’t start under Roosevelt.

Defending an Exceptional History

May 30, 2009 — Malcolm Kline

Truly, now more than ever, students cannot let their education end with college graduation, particularly when institutions of higher learning are increasingly sacrificing bodies of knowledge for reams of interpretation. For example, too few graduates get to learn about America’s uncanny knack for dismantling its defenses before being forced into world conflicts by enemy attacks and her remarkable resilience in overcoming same.

The Unforgettable Great Communicator

May 13, 2009 — Malcolm Kline

The conservative pundits seeking to accumulate intellectual bona fides by aping the intelligentsia’s call to “forget Ronald Reagan” only succeed in proving themselves to be as vacuous as the allegedly educated elite.

Quarterbacking for Growth

May 7, 2009 — Malcolm Kline

It wasn’t only the Republican Party and the Conservative Movement that lost an elder statesmen with the passing of former Congressman Jack Kemp. Known for the historic tax cuts that bore his name, the former quarterback for the Buffalo Bills also consistently argued that inflating the money supply endangered the nation.

Katie Couric’s Curveballs & Softballs

Apr 23, 2009 — Malcolm Kline

The University of Southern California likes broadcast journalist Katie Couric’s pitches, provided that the CBS anchor lobs hardballs at conservatives and softballs at liberals. Specifically, Couric baited Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on her foreign policy experience when the Republican was John McCain’s running mate in his unsuccessful quest for the U. S. presidency.

Get Carter

Feb 5, 2009 — Malcolm Kline

When Jimmy Carter made an unsuccessful bid for reelection as president, even Democrats couldn’t say for sure why they were voting for him. Nearly three decades later, he is treated as an elder statesman.


Jul 1, 2008 — Malcolm Kline

Too often we treat academic and media bias separately when their relationship is much more symbiotic. After all, not only are media elites trained in academia but they frequently return to school to teach and “give something back” to the educational system that spawned them.

Cold War on Campus

Apr 9, 2008 — Malcolm Kline

The latest survey on academic bias has sent academics into their usual state of denial despite evidence of same that frequently stares them right in the face.