The former Weather Underground activist/terrorist/educator/paller-around was invited by a student groups to speak at Boston College–but the event was canceled, as The Globe reports. At First Things, they see irony–in their inimitable way (and really, don’t try to imitate it)–as Obama can speak at Notre Dame. I must say I’m no fan of Ayres–great on education, very bad at coming to terms with his past–but I think Boston College should have stuck with him. Heck, they had Condi Rice last year. There may well be security issues at work here, or other concerns regarding how the invite was made, that would legitimate the decision. Maybe they’re just ticked they didn’t invite Obama first?

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