Niall Ferguson apologizes...for not having liberal license

Recently Harvard history professor and noted author Niall Ferguson apologized for his remarks at an investment conference's question-and-answer session.  He said: ... economist John Maynard Keynes was less invested in the future because he was gay and had no children. Ferguson said his remarks at an earlier conference were "as stupid as they were insensitive." Prof. Ferguson, born in Scotland, was a political supporter of Republican presidential candidates John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012. All well and good that Ferguson apologized.  The remarks were harsh, and John M. Keynes is not alive to defend himself.  But, as they say in the United Kingdom, "turnabout is fair play." In 2007, Sen. Barbara "Don't Call Me Ma'am" Boxer, shocked the confirmation hearings for   secretary of state by saying Dr. Condoleeza Rice wasn't fit for this office because she hasn't given birth to children, a condemnation Boxer wouldn't dare raise about the white...(Read Full Post)