In her latest column (addressing Ward Churchill’s firing from the University of Colorado for being a nitwit), Dahlia Lithwick has what might be my favorite opening paragraph she’s ever penned:

File Ward Churchill under “Annoying Blowhards Who Have Come To Embody Important Policy Questions.” One couldn’t unearth a less attractive poster boy for free-speech rights in academia. Churchill may be fired from his faculty position at the University of Colorado for having written and spoken some of the most moronic nonsense ever to emanate from the mouth of an alleged academic. But he shouldn’t be punished for being a hack. The folks who hired him should.