Bruce Heiden

About Bruce Heiden

Bruce Heiden is professor of classics at The Ohio State University.

‘Indoctrinationism’: The Ideology of Speech Policing

Speech policing in the United States, often called “political correctness,” has inspired much resentment and concern along with advocacy. Right now only its advocates have an action plan—which is to institutionalize PC on university campuses through the appointment of administrators responsible for developing and enforcing policies to control expression. Those who object to

By | 2017-07-22T10:34:35+00:00 July 20th, 2017|

Comey’s Flynn Spin, Part II: The Dog that Didn’t Bark

If in the Oval Office President Trump was looking for some of the “honesty” Jim Comey promised him, he sure didn’t get it. (Read Part I here.) In former FBI director James Comey’s written testimony recounting his private Oval Office discussion with the president about erstwhile National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, we find

By | 2017-07-15T11:04:21+00:00 July 11th, 2017|

Comey’s Flynn Spin, Part I: “Something Big is About to Happen”

To grasp the distortion James Comey makes of his February 14 meeting with President Trump, first review the meeting of January 27. In a previous article, I showed how the version of the February 14 Flynn conversation leaked to the New York Times in May was tailored by James Comey to create the

By | 2017-07-13T22:16:05+00:00 July 10th, 2017|

The Loyalty Dinner, Part II: ‘I Need Loyalty’

Editor's note: This is the second part of a three-part series. Read Part I here and Part III here. Recall former FBI Director James Comey’s advice, in version two of the now-famous Loyalty Dinner, that an independent bureau serves the president’s own best interests; then note how Comey’s narration moves somewhat abruptly to an

By | 2017-06-30T16:12:51+00:00 June 28th, 2017|

The Loyalty Dinner, Part I: Comey’s Conflicting Versions

Editor’s note: This is the third part of a three-part series. Read Part II here and Part III here. No secret tapes are needed to prove that President Trump never demanded a pledge of loyalty from James Comey at their January 27 dinner. All the evidence is there in Comey’s own testimony. National Review essayist David

By | 2017-06-30T12:20:22+00:00 June 27th, 2017|

The Shadows of Comey’s Testimony

As all the world knows, last Thursday former FBI Director James Comey gave sworn testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Part of Comey’s testimony was an opening statement providing summaries of five exchanges he had had with President Trump between January and mid-April, which Comey conveyed in writing to the committee the day

By | 2017-06-20T19:37:29+00:00 June 15th, 2017|