Excerpt By: News & Observer. Written By: Jane Stancill.
A decade ago, an outspoken Duke University student turned up on cable TV to denounce political correctness and defend three lacrosse players wrongly accused of rape.
A conservative columnist for The Chronicle campus newspaper in 2006-07, the student had a brash style, directing his razor-sharp words at professors, smoking bans, Ted Kennedy, women’s studies, David Letterman, Duke President Richard Brodhead and the city of Durham.
That student, Stephen Miller, is now a senior policy adviser to President Donald Trump and is widely reported to be a key author of the inaugural address and last month’s controversial executive order on immigration. The order, which imposed a temporary ban on refugees and residents from seven mainly Muslim countries, prompted large protests at the nation’s airports and condemnation from some foreign leaders. Still, one poll showed that many Americans support it.