On February 24, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos detailing abuses at the University of Arizona's Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) and urging the Department of Education to review how CMES "allocates its Title VI funding" to discern if it is "violating the spirit and/or letter of the law." This was the third time in under a year that a member of Congress called on the Department to investigate a university's use of grants awarded under Title VI of the Higher Education Act to support biased, anti-American, pro-boycott/divestment/sanctions (BDS) programs. Writing at The American Spectator on Saturday, Campus Watch director Winfield Myers places the latest letter in context and notes an important new weapon in the struggle against federally-funded bigotry:
"Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action." By contemporary Washington standards, James Bond's nemesis Goldfinger was naïve. He was only scheming to corner the world's gold supply by using a nuclear bomb to break into Ft. Knox. The ever-alert guardians of academe's corrupt, taxpayer-supported status quo, however, weren't so easily fooled. They knew trouble was afoot when the Department of Education (DoE) began asking probing questions about the use of federal funds months ago.
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