Today Real Clear Politics published an article commissioned by Campus Watch and written by David White. "Juan Cole and Yale: The Inside Story," relies on interviews with professors familiar with the proceedings that led Yale to deny Cole, who teaches Middle East history at the University of Michigan, a position there. Professors currently at Yale, and some who've taught there in the past, made clear that Cole was turned down in spite of what one Yale history professor charged was a "rigged" process that, Cole's allies hoped, would clear the way for his move to New Haven. White's article also makes clear that Yale found Cole's scholarship wanting. His blog, in the words of Yale political scientist Steven Smith, "allowed us to see something about the quality of his mind." Indeed.