Power Line 100

The Power Line 100: Thomas Blasingame

Featured image The Power Line 100 Best Professors in America roster is necessarily going to tend toward the humanities, because it’s closer to our knowledge base and the humanities are more accessible to the general public as well as closer to the political issues that are the lifeblood of this site.  But we certainly want to sweep up distinguished professors in the sciences and technical fields, too. A reader tip directs me »

The Power Line 100: Paul A. Cantor

Featured image We’ve neglected great professors of English literature in the Power Line Best 100 Professors roster so far, but our first selection in the field, Paul Cantor, the Clifton Walker Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia, is so intellectually peripatetic that it risks an injustice to call him merely an “English professor.”  Narrowly you might consider him a Shakespeare specialist, but once you begin to pull back your »

The Power Line 100: Diana Schaub

Featured image This weekend’s installment in the Power Line 100 Best Professors in America series is Diana Schaub, who teaches in the political science department at Loyola College in Maryland.  She was appointed by President Bush in 2006 to the President’s Council on Bioethics, and serves also on the Hoover Institution’s Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society.  I should also mention that she teaches in the Ashbrook Center’s summer »

The Power Line 100: John H. Cochrane

Featured image John H. Cochrane of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business is high on the Power Line Best Professors in America list, but his article on the interest rate risk to our economy in today’s Wall Street Journal, “Treasury Needs a Better Long Game,” makes it timely to notice him this morning. Cochrane is the AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School.  But if »

The Power Line 100: Allen Guelzo

Featured image We had the great Lincoln scholar Allen Guelzo high on our list for the Power Line 100 Best Professors in America even before many of you wrote to suggest him, and as Allen made a tiny bit of news this week (along with a timely poem—who knew?) his early inclusion became obvious. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce III professor of the Civil War at Gettysburg College who first burst »

Introducing the Power Line 100

Featured image Coincident with my mid-career semi-shift back to academia, the Power Line editorial board has been pondering a new feature that will highlight the best 100 college professors in America: the Power Line 100.  And we might as well begin today.  We’ll concentrate on tenured faculty only, since an approving nod from Power Line could well end the career of any untenured professor who is unlucky enough to be spotted by »