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  • Study: AP Exam ‘Warps & Guts’ European History to Serve ‘Progressive Agenda’

    06/26/2016 10:24:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 24, 2016 | Rachel Hoover
    (CNSNews.com) -- The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has published a study arguing that the College Board’s Advanced Placement European History exam (APEH) “warps and guts the history of Europe to make it serve today’s progressive agenda.” “It [APEH] mentions neither Christopher Columbus nor Winston Churchill,” a NAS press release points out. “APEH’s distortions turn Europe’s extraordinary history and unique contribution to the formation of our world into a generic narrative of modernization,” says NAS director of communications David Randall, who authored the study entitled The Disappearing Continent: A Critique of the Revised Advanced Placement European History Examination. “We do...
  • Conservatives are Hiding in Academia

    06/20/2016 7:28:51 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    One way to measure the left-wing bias in academia is by looking at the degree to which those who don't subscribe to that point of view go to camouflage their outlook on life. "Approximately a third of the conservatives we interviewed, for example, concealed their politics prior to tenure by 'passing' as liberals," Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn, Sr., write in their book, Passing On the Right: Conservative Professors In the Progressive University. Shields teaches at Claremont McKenna College. Dunn is an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. They traveled extensively in order to...
  • Criticism of Transgender Agenda Will Get Virginia Students Expelled

    06/10/2016 4:42:50 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 62 replies
    Youths in Fairfax County, Virginia, can now be disciplined and even expelled from school for criticizing the intrusive and aggressive transgender ideology. The transgender change in school regulations was imposed last night during a dramatic board meeting where only 12 pro-trans witnesses were invited to testify. The board members met on Thursday night only after being informed the night before that the discipline change would be considered. No opposing voices were allowed to be heard, parents were relegated to shouting opposition from the seats and some were ejected from the meeting.
  • Conservative Prof. Resigns From California School After Long Battle With LGBT Activists

    06/10/2016 3:35:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 9, 2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A conservative professor who speaks openly about his opposition to gay marriage after having been raised by a lesbian couple has announced that he will be resigning his tenured position following a long battle with liberal activists. Robert Oscar Lopez, former associate professor of English and classics at California State University at Northridge, recently resigned his position with the academic institution. In an interview with The Christian Post, Lopez explained that the decision to move on came as a result of longstanding mounting pressure from activists on and off campus.
  • Epic Correction of the Decade [liberals, not conservatives, tend toward psychosis]

    06/10/2016 6:31:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6/8/16 | Hayward
    Hoo-wee, the New York Times will really have to extend itself to top the boner and mother-of-all-corrections at the American Journal of Political Science... The authors regret that there is an error in the published version of “Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies” American Journal of Political Science 56 (1), 34–51. The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was exactly reversed... The erroneous results represented some of the larger correlations between personality and politics ever reported; they were reported and interpreted, repeatedly,...
  • Cooper’s Crusade Against Christ

    06/10/2016 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The people of North Carolina and the alumni of N.C. State University deserve an apology. Administrators at the school have implemented a patently unconstitutional policy, which forces students to apply for a permit in order to share the gospel on a public university campus they fund with their hard earned tax dollars. To make matters worse, the permit policy is being used to target Christians specifically while others are being allowed to exercise their rights unfettered. Now that a federal judge has called their bluff, the lawless North Carolina attorney general continues to defend the indefensible. Roy Cooper had the...
  • Yale Students Demand Removal of White Authors from Curriculum

    06/09/2016 10:51:50 AM PDT · by detective · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jun 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Students at Yale University are demanding radical changes that would remove white male authors from the English department’s curriculum. According to a petition submitted to faculty, Yale students are demanding that a course on “Major English Poets” be removed from the curriculum because it lacks diversity.
  • Bisexual, Latino professor chased out — for being too conservative

    06/08/2016 5:08:01 PM PDT · by russbart · 11 replies
    College Fix ^ | June 8, 2016
    Even when one can check off a few “minority” or “marginalized” boxes, if they have their own opinions that run afoul of the party line, they’re the enemy. Case in point: Professor Robert Lopez of California State University Northridge, who has been harassed and vilified by students and peers to the point that he can’t stand his work environment anymore and he is leaving his position as an English professor — and the safety of tenure with it.
  • U. of Miami starts nation’s first chair for study of atheism

    06/05/2016 2:58:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    seattle times ^ | 5/20/16 | L. Goodstein
    ...the University of Miami received a donation in late April from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is the nation’s first academic chair “for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics.” ...established after years of discussion with a $2.2 million donation from Louis Appignani, a retired businessman and former president and chairman of the modeling school Barbizon... ....“I’m trying to eliminate discrimination against atheists,” said Appignani, 83, a Florida resident. “So this is a step in that direction, to make atheism legitimate.” ....It took some persuading for the University of Miami to agree to create a chair...
  • Portland versus Oregon

    06/05/2016 6:02:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Patrick Michaels
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by David Wojick, head of DEWA, a cognitive science and policy analysis consultancy. In an outrageous fit of activism the Portland School Board has banned the teaching of climate science. Of course they have not banned climate science by name, but their new order effectively bans teaching much of what we know about climate, especially the potential role of natural variability in global warming and climate change. In fact they appear to have ruled out the teaching of climate science that is specifically required by the State of Oregon. This is bad news for...
  • No Punishment for Black Lives Matter Protesters Harrassing Dartmouth Students

    05/31/2016 5:01:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2016
    Dartmouth University’s Alumni Relations department has concluded that no student will be punished for the Black Lives Matter incident last year, where activists stormed a library on campus and hurled racial abuse at students. In November it was reported that a 150-person strong group of BLM protesters stormed the campus study space, screaming racially motivated chants such as, “F*** you, you filthy white f***s!”, “F*** you and your comfort!”, and “F*** you, you racist s***s!” One girl was even reported to have been pinned by protesters against a wall, who allegedly shouted “filthy white bitch” in her face. Vice Provost...
  • Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change

    05/22/2016 9:03:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change | Fox News The Portland Public Schools board voted last week to ban any materials that cast doubt on climate change, the Portland Tribune reported. According to the resolution passed May 17, the school district must remove any textbooks and other materials that suggest climate change is not occurring or that says human beings are not responsible for it. “A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt, and obviously the science says otherwise,” said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland public school teacher...
  • Big Science is broken

    04/18/2016 6:44:09 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 69 replies
    The Week ^ | April 18, 2016 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Science is broken. That's the thesis of a must-read article in First Things magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of published research is false. But that's not even the worst part. Advocates of the existing scientific research paradigm usually smugly declare that while some published conclusions are surely false, the scientific method has "self-correcting mechanisms" that ensure that, eventually, the truth will prevail. Unfortunately for all of us, Wilson makes a convincing argument that those self-correcting mechanisms are broken. For starters, there's a "replication crisis" in science. This is particularly true in the field of...
  • Scientific Regress

    04/18/2016 6:31:02 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    First Things ^ | May 2016 | William A. Wilson
    Scientific Regress by William A. Wilson May 2016 he problem with ­science is that so much of it simply isn’t. Last summer, the Open Science Collaboration announced that it had tried to replicate one hundred published psychology experiments sampled from three of the most prestigious journals in the field. Scientific claims rest on the idea that experiments repeated under nearly identical conditions ought to yield approximately the same results, but until very recently, very few had bothered to check in a systematic way whether this was actually the case. The OSC was the biggest attempt yet to check a field’s...
  • Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

    05/01/2016 6:15:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/30/2016 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new report adds a twist to this: the most educated Americans have grown increasingly liberal over the last couple of decades. A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between highly educated and non-highly-educated Americans. Not only that, but the share of college grads and post-graduates who are "consistently liberal" (based on their answers to a series of policy questions) has grown sharply in the last 20 years. In 1994, 7 percent of post-grads were "consistently liberal," and 1 percent of people...
  • The Re-Education Camps We Call Universities

    04/13/2016 3:15:56 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 4/13/2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    The totalitarian attitude on campus hit me in a very personal way on March 30 as I was sitting on an airplane at Reagan National Airport on my way to Albany, New York. I was informed that a campus debate I was scheduled to participate in later that day had been cancelled. I was told to get off the plane and go home. I believe this is the first time on a college or university campus that a left-right debate has been cancelled because of objections to one side of the debate. It appears the totalitarian left is so determined...
  • University Poster Campaign Tells Christian Students to ‘Check Their Privilege’

    04/07/2016 2:57:28 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    A growing university poster campaign is asking Christian students to check their privilege. Although the campaign originated out of the University of San Francisco, the message has now created backlash with students across the country after the posters went viral on social media networks like Tumblr and Facebook.
  • White Guy With Dreads Accused of 'Appropriation'

    03/30/2016 4:34:45 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 46 replies
    Newser ^ | Mar 30, 2016 | Rob Quinn
    San Francisco State University student Cory Goldstein is a white guy with dreadlocks, which makes him guilty of "cultural appropriation," according to a fellow student seen berating him in a viral video. Goldstein tells KRON 4 that the confrontation with the African-American student and her friend started when he was about to take a flier from her but was told: "Sorry, we don't want people with your hair here." "You're saying that I can't have a hairstyle because of your culture? Why?" Goldstein asks in the video, which has been viewed more than a million times. "Because it's my culture,"...
  • Professor Blames White Privilege For The Existence Of Michigan

    02/28/2016 3:11:14 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 59 replies
    TruNews ^ | 2/27/2016
    A professor at Calvin College in Michigan wrote a column accusing his students and fellow faculty members of being white supremacists for failing to accept the notion of “white privilege.” The professor also says Calvin College itself and the entire state of Michigan only exist because of said white privilege. In late November, Calvin College endured a small scandal when swastikas and the words “white power” were found written on several cars using snow. Two students confessed to the deed, but their names, motivations and punishments haven’t been revealed, leaving open the possibility the stunt was a hoax or a...
  • Fake Blood and War Chants: Milo Yiannopoulos Event at Rutgers Disrupted by Feminists, Black…

    02/10/2016 10:16:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos' tour of U.S. university campuses has started off with a bang. His first event, at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was disrupted by feminists and Black Lives Matter protesters, who chanted slogans and smeared fake blood on their faces before storming out of the auditorium. Yiannopoulos had been invited by the Young Americans For Liberty at Rutgers to speak on "How the Progressive Left Is Destroying Education." The event drew a huge crowd, with the line of students waiting to enter the venue stretching around campus. It's the first stage of Yiannopoulos "Dangerous Faggot Tour,"...
  • Madden: Pro-Abortion College Staffer Calls for Rape of Pro-life Students

    02/11/2016 4:55:14 AM PST · by Mrs. P · 71 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | Nate Madden
    Rather than engage in a reasoned civil discourse about what Justice Anthony Kennedy called the right to "define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life" with college pro-lifers, a staffer at Purdue University decided to threaten to rape them and their female family members for expressing their views.
  • Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate

    02/06/2016 1:47:14 AM PST · by RC one · 246 replies
    Virgina Pilot online ^ | 2/5/16 | COLLIN BINKLEY
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.</p> <p>But the debate at Harvard Law School underscored that conflicting interpretations of the U.S. Constitution can produce different answers. The question has been in the national spotlight since Republican rival Donald Trump suggested that Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, isn't legally qualified to be president.</p>
  • Band Sings Racist, America-Hating Song at Bernie Sanders Iowa Rally (VIDEO)

    01/31/2016 9:30:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/31/16 | Jim Hoft
    <p>This is the kind of music they play at a Bernie Sanders Socialist rally.</p> <p>Vampire Weekend, the uber popular band, played before Bernie Sanders spoke last night at the University of Iowa -- making the rally really more of a concert with a speech. Another singer Jill Sobule, a 90s throwback, sang a racist anti-American song to get kick off the Socialist rally.</p>
  • Rutgers Professor Raped Man With Cerebral Palsy In Her Office, Goes To Jail: Prosecutor

    01/16/2016 9:49:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Patch ^ | January 16, 2016 | Tom Davis
    Rutgers professor admitted taking disabled man with cerebral palsy out of his wheelchair, removing his diaper and sexually assaulting him. The former chairwoman of the Rutgers University Philosophy Department will go to jail for as many as 12 years in New Jersey State Prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a disabled man in her school office, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced. Siobhan Teare, state Superior Court judge, handed down the sentence on Friday. On Oct. 2, 2015, an Essex County jury convicted Marjorie Anna Stubblefield, 46, of West Orange of two counts of first degree aggravated sexual...
  • Public College Professor: Terrorists Are 90% White Christian Conservatives [VIDEO]

    01/13/2016 12:00:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 12, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A newly-released video shows a professor at the University of California, Merced (UC-Merced) teaching his students that 90 percent of terrorist attacks in America are conducted by white men who are "religiously motivated and politically conservative." WATCHThe video, recorded in October, was released by The College Fix. It shows professor Ross Avila lecturing his "Introduction to Psychology" class on the topic of heuristics, mental shortcuts people use when trying to assess information or solve problems. To illustrate his point, Avila said that most Americans assume Muslims are the country's largest terror threat because they haven't thought about the matter systematically....
  • Republicans split on attacking climate science (Hoax deniers walk amongst us?)

    12/27/2015 5:18:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/15 | Timothy Cama
    The Republican Party is divided over whether to attack the science of climate change when opposing liberal policies. Many of the most vocal Republicans say they have significant problems with the scientific consensus that the Earth is warming and that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity is the main cause. The skeptics include presidential hopefuls Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Capitol Hill chairmen Sen. Jim Inhofe (Okla.) and Rep. Lamar Smith (Texas). But others in the GOP aren't interested in litigating the science. They say it's more important - and far easier - to show that Democratic...
  • Dear White America

    12/27/2015 11:46:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 170 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/24/15 | George Yancy
    **SNIP** If you are white, and you are reading this letter, I ask that you don't run to seek shelter from your own racism. Don't hide from your responsibility. Rather, begin, right now, to practice being vulnerable. Being neither a "good" white person nor a liberal white person will get you off the proverbial hook. I consider myself to be a decent human being. Yet, I'm sexist. Take another deep breath. I ask that you try to be "un-sutured." If that term brings to mind a state of pain, open flesh, it is meant to do so. After all, it...
  • Classy: Israeli Teenager's School Project Marred By Pro-BDS

    12/27/2015 11:18:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Early in December, a 13-year-old Israeli girl, Shachar Rabinovitch, asked ex-Cambridge professor Dr. Marsha Levine for some assistance on a school assignment that was related to her field; Dr. Levine is an expert on horse domestication. It was an innocent inquiry, which violently turned political when Dr. Levine refused to help Rabinovitch until "there is peace and justice for Palestinians in Palestine" (via JPost): I'm from Israel," her e-mail began. "I'm doing an assessment for school about horses, and it will be great if you can answer a few questions that I will ask." Instead of receiving answers to her...
  • Parents Question Choice To Sing ‘Allahu Akbar’ At Holiday Concert

    12/17/2015 1:38:34 PM PST · by Mariner · 122 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | December 17th, 2015 | By John Lauritsen
    BLAINE, Minn. (WCCO) — Some parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are questioning a choir teacher’s decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert. At Thursday night’s concert at Blaine High School, one of the songs students will be singing includes Arabic words, including the phrase “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is great.” Christian and Jewish songs will be performed as well, but the Ramadan song is getting all the attention. It started with a post on Facebook. A parent of a ninth-grade Blaine choir student posted the lyrics to the song the choir...
  • Students practice calligraphy by writing "There is no god but Allah"

    12/15/2015 5:30:47 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    A Virginia school district is defending a classroom assignment that required students to practice calligraphy by writing the Muslim statement of faith, “There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” Female students at Riverheads High School in Staunton, Virginia, were also invited to wear Muslim clothing -- a story first reported by The Schilling Show.
  • American Professor Instructs Students That It’s Ok To Rape and Murder Non-Muslims

    Meet Abu Ammaar Yasir Kazi. He’s not some crazy Imam in the Middle East. He’s a college professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, who was described by New York Times Magazine as “one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam.” In lectures to students at this American college, he blasts those in his class as being filthy and impure. He then steps up his vitriolic diatribes, by tearing into Christians, where he compares them to feces and urine, saying they are the “most evil of evils.” He then instructs his students that they should engage in jihad...
  • Professor Declares ‘Whiteness’ a ‘Disease’ [Teaching Education journal]

    11/23/2015 1:53:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Front Page ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    [University of Colorado education professor, Cherly E.] Matias draws on what's known as "critical race theory" (CRT). Given the heavily politicized nature of the contemporary academy, it should come as no surprise that CRT is a racialized version of Marxism and all of the rage among legions of academics. I had always looked upon my six-year-old son as a blessing. But now I realize that he is a disease. My wife, my parents, my grandparents, and every member of my family, both living and deceased, are likewise a disease. But if you are reading this right now, and you are...
  • Teacher: No Legos for Boys

    11/22/2015 10:28:35 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/20/2015 | Staff
    A Bainbridge Island teacher is giving a lesson that has parents on edge. The lesson plan: Boys can't play with Legos. The Bainbridge Island Review reports that Karen Keller, a kindergarten teacher at Blakely Elementary, is tackling the issue of gender equity by not allowing the boys in her class to play with Legos. The Lego-restricted lesson plan doesn't make a whole lot of sense for KIRO Radio's Dori Monson. "If I was a parent of a boy in that class, I'd get them out of there ... we've gone insane in our public schools," he said. "This Bainbridge Island...
  • Blame the White Guy 2015: University group hosts "White Privilege" retreat

    11/20/2015 5:44:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    The University of Vermont recently held a retreat exclusively for Caucasian students so they could explore white privilege. "Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White," was the name of the three-day conference, as first reported by the website Campus Reform. It's a bit wordy for a t-shirt, in my humble opinion. They should've just called it "Blame the White Guy 2015." As we all know the only way to build a stronger and inclusive university campus is to shame the white children into acknowledging they are personally responsible for every imaginable evil that has befallen...
  • Princeton joins schools race row as protesters demand cultural space just for black students...

    11/18/2015 7:32:00 PM PST · by matt04 · 59 replies
    Princeton University has become the latest school to be embroiled in a race scandal with 30 student's staging a sit-in inside their president's office. The Black Justice League (BJL) have told President Christopher L. Eisgruber they won't leave until Woodrow Wilson's name is removed from a college and international affairs school, and a mural to him in a dining hall is demolished. The group believe the former President, who led the formation of the League of Nations and helped all women get the vote, was a 'proud Clansman' who has a 'racist legacy'. They also want a 'cultural space' only...
  • U. Minnesota student government votes against 9/11 ceremony; didn’t want to spread Islamophobia

    11/17/2015 8:32:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Grade Point ^ | November 16, 2015 | Susan Svrluga
    A resolution to honor the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks each year at the University of Minnesota was rejected by the student government there, with some students expressing concern that such a measure could foster “Islamaphobia.” The resolution noted that the attack still has a lasting effect on many on campus, and “the events of that date are of immeasurable importance to the world we live in today,” and that the university has no formal memorial for that date on campus. It called for a moment of recognition on the morning of Sept. 11, 2016, and every year to...
  • Blaming Zionist Administrationfor Their Financial Plight CUNY Students to Hold Protest at Hunter Col

    11/11/2015 10:09:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | November 11, 2015 12:04 PM | Ruthie Blum
    Student groups planning a protest on Thursday at Manhattan's Hunter College are using classical antisemitic tropes for advertising. The rally is part of a nationwide campaign called "Million Student March," demanding tuition-free education and the cancellation of student debt. [...]... The Zionist administration invests in Israeli companies, companies that support the Israeli occupation, hosts birthright programs and study abroad programs in occupied Palestine, and reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education. While CUNY aims to produce the next generation of professional Zionists, SJP [NYC Students for Justice in Palestine] aims to change the university to fight for...
  • Mizzou student body president admits to spreading false rumor KKK was on campus

    11/11/2015 10:22:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    Twitter via BizPac Review ^ | 11/11/15 | Tom Tillison
    Much like the lie known as “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” rumors and unsubstantiated allegations continue to flow freely on the University of Missouri campus, with some of the worst of it coming from student body president Payton Head. Head, who had previously claimed he was called the “n-word” from a passing pickup truck — one of the actions that led to the school’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigning on Monday — was at it again on Tuesday. This time, he took to social media to warn students about the KKK being on campus, according to Twitchy.com: There’s only one small problem...
  • I got slimed by Marco Rubio: The massive debate fail shows off his ignorance

    11/12/2015 12:23:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | November 12, 2015 | Avery Kolers, professor of philosophy at the University of Louisville.
    A market economy is a tool for securing human welfare and promoting human freedom. It may or may not be effective at those things, but either way, that's what it is: a tool. Sadly, the contemporary Republican Party has elevated that tool into a religion, bowing before it and disparaging those who don't.We need some philosophers to scrutinize that religion's dogmas, and we need some welders to help dismantle its gaudy temples. Last night, as I listened to the Republican debate, I was surprised to hear my own profession called out by name. I am a professor of philosophy. Accordingly,...
  • O’Keefe Video: Cornell Administrator Shreds Constitution Because it is ‘Triggering’

    11/06/2015 4:21:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Casey Breznick
    Video from investigative journalism outfit Project Veritas (PV) released Thursday morning shows a Cornell administrator shredding a copy of the U.S. Constitution after a PV journalist posing as a student told the administrator the document is triggering. Elizabeth McGrath, Cornell’s Lead Title IX Investigator, is seen in the video feeding pages from a pocket-size Constitution through a paper shredder after the undercover journalist says it would be therapy for her. McGrath asks the journalist if she would like to participate, an offer she declines. I have my own personal reasons why the Constitution is very triggering for me, the PV...
  • Global Warming Activists Don’t Like When Someone Follows The Money

    11/04/2015 9:17:33 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 11/03/2015 | Andrew Follett
    Al Gore .. has levied his global warming activism from a net worth of $700,000 in 2000 into an estimated net worth of $172.5 million by 2015. He is not alone in his financial endeavor. Funding of science, in this particular case, climate change science, is dominated by the federal government. We assert that this will cause recipients of [government] grants to publish findings that are in-line with government policy preferences (i.e., do not bite the hand that feeds you ... Studies that receive financial support from the public sector do not have to disclose it as a conflict of...
  • WP: A high school teacher helps clarify ‘socialism’ for Donald Trump (and you!)

    10/25/2015 5:11:57 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24 at 8:30 AM | Philip Bump
    The day after the first Democratic presidential debate, Donald Trump called Bernie Sanders a maniac. "This socialist-slash-communist," Trump said to raucous cheers. "I call him a socialist-slash-communist, because that's what he is." Well, no. The terms "socialist" and "communist" are often confused, thanks in large part to the Cold War. Layer on top of that the nuance of the term "democratic socialist," which is how Sanders describes himself, and it's easy to see why people might generally be confused... To offer America a bit of a primer, I reached out to Dr. Lawrence Quill, chairman and professor of political science...
  • UWM says 'politically correct' is no longer politically correct

    10/22/2015 2:23:53 PM PDT · by MeganC · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/22/2015 | Peter Hasson
    •The phrase 'politically correct' is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. •The university’s 'Just Words' campaign aims to 'raise awareness of microaggressions and their impact.' •These microaggressions include the words: 'lame,' 'thug,' 'trash,' and 'third world.' The phrase “politically correct” is now a microaggression according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The university’s “Just Words” campaign is the work of UWM’s “Inclusive Excellence Center” and aims to “raise awareness of microaggressions and their impact”—microaggressions like “politically correct” or “PC.” Merriam-Webster defines “politically correct” as “conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as...
  • Cornell Faculty Donations Flood Left,&#8200;Filings Show

    10/15/2015 7:02:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | OCTOBER 15, 2015 12:06 AM | By PHOEBE&#8200;KELLER&#8200;and EMILY&#8200;FRIEDMAN
    Of the nearly $600,000 Cornell’s faculty donated to political candidates or parties in the past four years, over 96 percent has gone to fund Democratic campaigns, while only 15 of the 323 donors gave to conservative causes. The Sun’s analysis of Federal Election Committee data reveals that from 2011 to 2014, Cornell’s faculty donated $573,659 to Democrats, $16,360 to Republicans and $2,950 to Independents. Each of Cornell’s 13 schools — both graduate and undergraduate — slanted heavily to the left. In the College of Arts and Sciences, 99 percent of the $183,644 donated went to liberal campaigns. The law school...
  • What I Learned about Climate Change: The Science is not Settled

    10/17/2015 6:32:08 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 47 replies
    Medium ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | David Siegel
    What is your position on the climate-change debate? What would it take to change your mind? If the answer is It would take a ton of evidence to change my mind, because my understanding is that the science is settled, and we need to get going on this important issue, that’s what I thought, too. This is my story. More than thirty years ago, I became vegan because I believed it was healthier (it’s not), and I’ve stayed vegan because I believe it’s better for the environment (it is). I haven’t owned a car in ten years. I love animals;...
  • 10 Key Ways To Break The Mass Delusion Machine

    10/11/2015 7:26:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Federalist ^ | August 27, 2015 | Stella Morabito
    Perception is everything. Wars are often won or lost based on how the actors perceive one another’s strengths and weaknesses, not so much how strong or weak they are in reality. So it goes with any agenda item. When people sense a shift in public opinion on an issue, a fair number will shift right along with what they perceive. Thus, power elites can shape behaviors and attitudes by applying various techniques of crowd psychology, focused on propaganda and silencing dissent. ... Effective propaganda also keeps you in the dark about the fact that you are being manipulated. You Can’t...
  • College Promises To Punish Students Who Heckled Mandatory Play

    09/09/2015 4:43:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 8, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Greensboro College student Claire Sellers, who claims her play was heckled so badly that performers vomited afterwards. Greensboro College student Claire Sellers, who claims her play was heckled so badly that performers vomited afterwards. A liberal arts college in North Carolina is pledging to identify and potentially punish students who heckled a play about sexual assault the college forced them to attend. “It Stops Here,” an original play produced by students at Greensboro College, was first performed last Wednesday before a crowd of students, but the performance didn’t go as planned. According to people at the play, members of the...
  • Colleges brainwash students into believing 9/11 was our fault

    09/06/2015 9:19:25 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 September 2015 | Paul Sperry
    Case in point is a freshman-level English class taught at several major universities across the country called “The Literature of 9/11” — which focuses almost entirely on writings from the perspective of the Islamic terrorists, rather than the nearly 3,000 Americans who were slaughtered by them. “These readings offer points of view that justify terrorism, paint the United States and its government as wholly evil and immoral and desecrate the memory of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks,” the UNC College Republicans said in a recent letter to Chancellor Carol Folt.
  • [VA] Judge denies transgender student’s request to use boys’ bathroom

    09/04/2015 5:23:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/4/15 | Julie Zauzmer
    A federal judge has denied a transgender teenager’s request to allow him to use the same bathroom as his peers at his public school in Virginia. Instead, the judge ruled Friday, the teenager must continue using a separate, private bathroom that he has said makes him feel “singled out and humiliated.” Gavin Grimm, a teenage boy who was born female, used the boys’ bathroom for seven weeks with no problem, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought a lawsuit against the Gloucester County School Board on his behalf. But then parents heard about the teen using the boys’...
  • SF School Adds Gender-Neutral Kindergarten Bathrooms

    09/03/2015 4:59:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 9/3/15 | William Bigelow
    The first San Francisco elementary school to make bathrooms gender neutral has proudly removed the circles, triangles, and stick figure signs from the kindergarten and first-grade bathrooms that delineate the differences between the sexes.Principal Sam Bass of Miraloma Elementary said the change at the beginning of the school year was prompted by the needs of six to eight students who are outside calling themselves simply boys or girls, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Bathrooms for children older than first grade will be altered in coming years, even outside bathrooms that have multiple stalls.Bass told the Chronicle, “There’s no need...