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  • Why People Love Trump: A Case Study of Milo Yiannopoulos

    06/24/2016 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Harvard Political Review ^ | June 18, 2016 | Akash Wasil
    The rise of Yiannopoulos can help to explain the rise of Donald Trump. Both have attracted followers that feel silenced, ignored, and invalidated by the left. Both will continue to receive sympathy and exposure if their opponents continue to aggressively and instinctually dismiss their views. And perhaps both can be defeated—or at least weakened—through respectful and empathic discourse. More broadly, the story of Yiannopoulos is useful to understand today’s political climate. There is an ever-growing number of Americans—liberals and conservatives—who feel like their voices are not being heard. Americans are increasingly identifying with their party, race, gender, or sexuality—and are...
  • 'Jesus's wife' papyrus is likely a fake, professor now says

    06/20/2016 11:26:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2016 2:16 PM EDT
    A Harvard professor who caused a huge splash when she unveiled a small fragment of papyrus that she said referred to Jesus being married now says it’s likely a forgery. In 2012, Harvard Divinity School Professor Karen King presented the fragment, which includes the phrase, “Jesus said to them, my wife.” Since then, other scholars have raised doubts about the fragment’s authenticity. …
  • GlobalWarming Skeptic Receives Subpoena From Mass. AG & Sends Back Unsparing Three-Word Response

    06/16/2016 12:27:27 PM PDT · by GraceG · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dave Urbanski
    So you’re a global warming skeptic, author, philosopher and think tank creator who champions the use of fossil fuels. Then you get subpoenaed by the Massachusetts attorney general over your think-tank’s supposed ties to ExxonMobil — the claim being that the oil giant allegedly attempted to cover up global warming science. And how did Alex Epstein, author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” respond to Maura Healey’s subpoena on Wednesday? " F---- Off, Fascist"
  • Elizabeth Warren to Call Donald Trump A "Loud, Nasty, Thin-Skinned Fraud" in Upcoming Speech

    06/09/2016 2:36:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Jordyn Phelps
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is preparing to launch her latest attack on Donald Trump over his comments about the judge overseeing the fraud case against Trump University, calling the presumptive GOP presidential nominee a "loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud," according to advance excerpts obtained by ABC News of a speech she will deliver at the American Constitution Society’s National Convention in Washington, D.C., Thursday night. "Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and serves nobody but himself," Warren is set to say at the event, where she will share the stage with Vice President...
  • Noah Feldman Admits that First and Second Amendments are Fundamental Rights

    06/06/2016 4:52:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Bloomberg.com via Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Noah Feldman is a Harvard law professor and a prolific author. In an op-ed in The Post and Courier, Noah Feldman has penned an article that grudgingly admits that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right deserving as much respect as the First Amendment.  Feldman gets much wrong.  For example, he declares that the Supreme Court found that the Second Amendment is an individual right for the first time in 2008.  From bloomberg.com: The evolution of gun rights has an internal legal logic to it. The contemporary story starts in 2008 with the case of D.C. v. Heller, a 5-to-4...
  • Matt Damon slams Donald Trump at MIT commencement

    06/03/2016 8:32:31 PM PDT · by Prolixus · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2016 | Chloe Melas
    Matt Damon returned to MIT, but this time he wasn't mopping the floors. The 45-year-old actor delivered his first-ever commencement address for MIT's class of 2016 Friday, and wasted no time in slamming GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. To do that Damon got pretty trippy, citing what he says is a real scientific theory that we all might just be living in a simulated reality created by more intelligent forms of life in the universe. His question: "How come we have to be in the reality that Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president -- can we transfer to a...
  • JFK's love letter to mistress one month before death will be auctioned

    06/02/2016 8:23:07 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 119 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 02 JUNE 2016 | CONOR ROCHE
    BOSTON —President John F. Kennedy’s love letter to an alleged secret mistress will be put up for auction by RR Auction. The four-page love letter was written to Mary Pinchot Meyer, a Kennedy family friend and wife of CIA agent Cord Meyer, in October 1963, a month before the president’s assassination.
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have “unlawfully discriminated” against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, “which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,” claims the colleges “have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,” and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined “despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.” This is the first such...
  • The Head Of One Of The Best Universities Says That Affirmitive Action Means 'Lower Standards'

    05/17/2016 4:29:29 PM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    BI ^ | 5-17-2016 | Abby Jackson
    May 17, 2016 Abby Jackson Responding to criticism about dismal diversity metrics, Chris Patten, the chancellor of the University of Oxford, disparaged the concept of racial quotas, as Quartz reported. In an interview with The Telegraph, Patten said that quotas lower standards: I am in favor of universities recognizing their responsibilities for promoting social inclusion. But I don’t think that if you want high-class universities, you should expect them to lower their standards in order to make up for some inadequacies in our secondary education system. Nobody will explain to me how you can make a system of quotas work...
  • Religious Universities Pressured to Secularize

    05/17/2016 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 17, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Since the Supreme Court decision on marriage, the government has put many religious universities on the "shame list" if they seek waivers that allow them to teach traditional values of marriage and sexuality without being stripped of grants or funding. "It is sad to think how far things have come where religious institutions are now being targeted for disfavor from the government because of their views on marriage," religious liberty attorney Roger Severino said at the Heritage Foundation on April 13, 2016. Dr. Derek Halvorson, the President of Covenant College, on the panel with Severino, said "Christian colleges and universities...
  • Hypocrisy Thy Name Is Harvard

    05/16/2016 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 28 replies
    http://www.franbecque.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Fran Becque
    Harvard University has deemed that any student in the class of 2021, the incoming crop of its freshmen, who joins a single-gender organization will be considered a pariah and will not be allowed to captain a single-sex sports team or be eligible for college endorsement for selective fellowships. Okay, the official edict did not mention the word pariah, but that seems to be the intention.
  • Harvard Law Professor Says Pro-Life Christians Should be Treated Like Nazis

    05/09/2016 4:01:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life News ^ | May 9, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Every day, it seems, the United States is becoming a more hostile environment for people with pro-life and conservative positions. Abortion activists constantly challenge pro-life laws, stall abortion industry investigations, force religious objectors to pay for abortions and attack life-affirming resource organizations. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT A recent article by Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet on the blog Balkinization calls for liberals to pursue even more aggressive measures against conservatives and pro-lifers, according to a new column by The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson.Anderson wrote at The Daily Signal: Now that President Barack Obama has reshaped the federal judiciary, liberal causes can...
  • Harvard Law Professor Says Treat Conservative Christians Like Nazis

    05/09/2016 9:34:12 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 63 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 05/09/2016 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Liberals, stop being so defensive. That’s the message of Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet in a new post at Balkinization, titled “Abandoning Defensive Crouch Liberal Constitutionalism.” The problem, according to Tushnet, is that liberals have been too defensive when it comes to advancing their agenda in the courts. Tushnet blames what he calls the “culture wars” on conservatives, and he says liberals should now make conservatives pay. “The culture wars are over; they lost, we won,” he writes in italics. Tushnet claims that conservatives “had opportunities to reach a cease fire, but rejected them in favor of a scorched earth...
  • Malia Obama Goes to Harvard: Liberals' Kids Get the Golden Ticket While Yours Get Scraps

    05/06/2016 8:23:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/05/2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Usually, the admission of another rich child of privilege to the selective liberal finishing school known as Harvard is a non-story. But in the case of Malia Obama, it provides yet another example of the cynical elitism of modern liberals. FULL STOP: This is where liberal liars will try to distract you from the glaring hypocrisy of the elite by accusing me of attacking the innocent child of Barack Obama. It’s unclear whether this reflexive misdirection is the result of them being too stupid to understand an argument or whether they are simply falling back on their default move, dishonesty,...
  • After Anti-Semitic Incident, Delayed Response by Harvard to Jewish Students

    05/03/2016 5:18:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/3/16 | Adam Kredo
    A group of Jewish students at Harvard received a response this afternoon to a meeting request sent to school President Drew Faust last Wednesday – only two hours after the Washington Free Beacon inquired with Faust’s office for a story about the delay in responding to the meeting request. The students first asked Faust for a meeting on April 27th, the week after an anti-Semitism scandal at Harvard received national media attention. The students sought the meeting to raise their concerns about Harvard administration policies that they believe have supported and legitimized the growth of extremist anti-Israel events, groups, and...
  • Health Care in Academia vs. the Real World

    05/03/2016 7:54:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 2, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Four Harvard University students won the annual Econometrics World Championship (also known as the Econometric Game) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The annual event is organized by the University of Amsterdam and the VSAE (Association of Actuarial, Econometrics and Operational Research Students), involving up to thirty universities from across the world. The competition had 120 students participate in this iteration of the event. Using European socio-economic data from 2004-2013, the team from Harvard concluded that more government intervention will improve low-income senior citizens' health outcomes. One of the attending representatives from the event's sponsors said: "This is a remarkable and important...
  • Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after a ‘gap year’

    05/01/2016 1:52:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 113 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 1, 2016 | Dylan Stableford
    President Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia, has made a decision about where she will attend college. And she has chosen Harvard University. Malia, who is due to graduate from high school next month, will enter Harvard in the fall of 2017, the White House said Sunday. She will take a “gap year” before beginning her freshman year at the Cambridge, Mass., school, the Obamas said. Malia had visited at least a dozen elite public and private colleges, including Columbia (where President Obama earned his bachelor’s degree), Princeton (where first lady Michelle Obama earned hers), Brown, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, New...
  • Harvard Law School: Protecting Anti-Semites, Targeting Conservative Students

    04/29/2016 12:25:19 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 29, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the last few days, you’ve almost certainly come across the name Husam El Qoulaq, the rabidly anti-Israeli, third-year Harvard Law School student who hurled an anti-Semitic trope at an Israeli parliamentarian during a question and answer session. What most of you may not be familiar with is the Orwellian-like hypocrisy employed by Harvard Law School to protect the identities of anti-Semitic agitators while at the same time utilizing all tools at their disposal to unmask the identities of bloggers, whose only crime was to expose a hoax committed by self-proclaimed “social justice warriors.” On...
  • Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet

    04/29/2016 10:48:16 AM PDT · by Syncro · 38 replies
    cagop.org ^ | 4-289-2016 | Staff
    Donald Trump to Keynote CAGOP 2016 Convention Friday Kickoff Lunch Banquet SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Republican Party announced today that Presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver the keynote speech at the CAGOP 2016 Convention Kickoff Lunch Banquet on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame.   “We are very excited to have Donald Trump kicking off our weekend convention,” said California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte. “Mr. Trump’s success and experience as an American businessman is a result of his tenacity and unique ability to make any endeavor a triumph. He has built...
  • Brooks and Dionne on Trump’s anti-immigrant talk, Confederate flag retirement

    07/11/2015 1:58:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KERA-TV's PBS Newshour ^ | July 10, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including whether presidential candidate Donald Trump is hurting the Republican party, the historic removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s state house and whether Sen. Bernie Sanders’ momentum poses a viable challenge to Hillary Clinton.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Brooks and Dionne. That’s New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. Mark Shields is away. Welcome to you both. E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, let’s...
  • Muslim Harvard student asks Israeli politician why she is “smelly”

    04/23/2016 5:34:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 4/23/16 | Robert Spencer
    One thing is certain: if the roles had been reversed, and a Jewish student had asked a Muslim politician why she was so “smelly,” that student would no longer be at Harvard, and would be subjected to international opprobrium, while stories on “Islamophobia” would be blanketing the airwaves and filling mainstream media publications. “Meet The Brilliant Harvard Student Who Called A Jewish Politician ‘Smelly,’” by Blake Neff, Daily Caller, April 21, 2016 (thanks to Pamela Geller): The name of the Harvard student who asked a visiting Israeli politician why she was “so smelly” has been revealed. The student is a...
  • Tensions Flare at Harvard University When Black Leader Talks Life Issues at Campus Forum

    04/22/2016 11:49:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    bound4life.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Josh Shepherd
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – On Tuesday, Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation addressed a student forum at Harvard University, a 90-minute discussion on abortion in the black community that turned hostile when students began shouting and walking out during the Q & A portion. In an event co-sponsored by Law Students for Life and Harvard Black Law Students Association, Bomberger spoke opposite Professor Diane Rosenfeld, lecturer and director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School. As students filed in, the auditorium at the historic Austin Hall neared capacity. “I speak on college campuses often, and I applaud these two...
  • Great Lengths Taken to Conceal Identity of Harvard Law Anti-Semite Who Called Tzipi Livni 'Smelly'

    04/22/2016 7:58:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/22/16 | Tiffany Gabbay
    t seems a concerted effort is under way to conceal the identity of the Harvard law student who hurled anti-Semitic epithets at Israel's former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during her recent address at the university. During the question and answer session at her speaking engagement, someone identified merely as "the president of a student organization," invoked an age-old anti-Semitic slur, asking Livni, "how is it that you are so smelly?” He then repeated the question: "A question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, she’s very smelly, and I was just wondering." CanaryMission.org notes that great lengths are being taken...
  • Meet The Brilliant Harvard Student Who Called A Jewish Politician ‘Smelly’

    04/21/2016 6:16:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Daily Calller ^ | 4/21/16 | Blake Neff
    The name of the Harvard student who asked a visiting Israeli politician why she was “so smelly” has been revealed. The student is a leader in Harvard’s Arab community with a history of anti-Israeli activism. Not only that, but he’s also a man looking for a job, making his public stunt look like an incredibly bad idea. Last week, Husam El-Qoulaq rudely disrupted a panel featuring Israeli politician Tzipi Livni to ask her why she was “so smelly.” “I’m question (sic) about the odor of Tzipi Livni, very smelly, and I was just wondering,” El-Qoulaq said to a confused panel....
  • Harvard student apologizes for calling Livni a 'smelly Jew'

    04/20/2016 8:53:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    inn ^ | 4/20/16 | Ben Ariel
    A Harvard student has apologized for calling MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) a “smelly Jew” during a panel discussion last week. The incident occurred last Thursday when the Harvard Law School hosted a panel discussion with guest speakers Dennis Ross and Livni. During a question and answer session a president of a student organization mocked the Israeli leader, asking her, “How is it that you are so smelly?” When his question drew stunned silence, he clarified his "question" and said, “A question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, she’s very smelly, and I was just wondering.” The question was...
  • Harvard Law activists demand free tuition as a matter of racial justice

    04/20/2016 2:38:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | April 20, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A group of Harvard Law School activists are demanding the graduate school do away with tuition fees, which they argue are “racially biased.” Members of the group Reclaim Harvard Law School published an open letter Sunday addressed to Law School Dean Martha L. Minow and members of the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — demanding an end to tuition costs that they argue impose an unfair financial burden on students of color, The Harvard Crimson reported. Tuition at the law school will rise to $59,550 for the 2016-2017 academic year, and students are graduating with an average...
  • Harvard Students Hurl Anti-Semitic Slurs at Liberal Israeli MK “A question about the odor of

    04/20/2016 12:40:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/20/16 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Just when you think once-prestigious Harvard could fall further from grace, Harvard students hurled anti-Semitic epithets at Israel's former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during her recent talk at the University. Last Thursday, Harvard Law School hosted a panel discussion with guest speakers Dennis Ross and former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. During a question and answer session a president of a student organization mocked the Israeli leader, asking her, “How is it that you are so smelly?” When his question drew stunned silence, he clarified his "question." “A question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, she’s very smelly, and I...
  • The Donald’s Diversity Deconstructed

    04/18/2016 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 18, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    If Trump were to actually win the Republican nomination and become president, it's questionable whether his policies would be in any sense Republican. Indeed, his foreign policy would be even more pro-Russian than that of Obama and Hillary. In this regard, the media are slowly but surely telling the truth about The Donald's love affair with Russia's Vladimir Putin and exploring his business ties to the Kremlin. Consider some recent headlines: • From Russia with love: why the Kremlin backs Trump (Reuters) • Trump's New Russia Adviser Has Deep Ties to Kremlin's Gazprom (Bloomberg) • Russia Hearts Donald Trump (Daily...
  • Harvard's Muslim Brotherhood propaganda fest

    04/15/2016 3:23:56 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 4/14/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Harvard University Law School hosted a Muslim Brotherhood-organized conference on April 13 billed as a “human rights” forum on Egypt and Middle East. The event, titled “As Goes Egypt, So Goes the Middle East: Changes Begin with Me,” was organized by Egyptians Abroad for Democracy..... -snip- Dr. Mark Christian, executive director of the Global Faith Institute and a former imam who left Egypt and his Muslim Brotherhood-connected family 11 years ago to live in America, told WND that Harvard long ago sold its soul to the Brotherhood. He said Harvard is home to the nation’s largest chapter of the Muslim...
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) “Cruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • At Harvard, being in the room with a pro-lifer can be “triggering”

    04/12/2016 12:23:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 12, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    We’ve recently explored the ways college pro-abortion activists are woefully ill-equipped to confront pro-life thought, and now a recent segment on Fox News gives us a glimpse why. Megyn Kelly recently interviewed Rachel Huebner, a Harvard student and staff writer with the Harvard Crimson, who says she has witnessed “open discourse [being] stifled” and a “lack of freedom of expression,” which is “occurring at Harvard and campuses nationwide.” She cites a particularly glaring incident involving abortion: HUEBNER: We were discussing general guidelines for class and specific things that people might find offensive, and this was just one specific instance of...
  • Everything Is About Race

    04/07/2016 6:12:47 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    “Don’t make this about race.” I’ve heard this sentence a lot recently, read it a lot online. Saw its use launch a Facebook flame war while I waited for my plane to board at the end of spring break. It’s the easiest way for white people to invalidate experiences of oppression and avoid fraught debates about justice in America. But of course it’s about race—everything is. Our country was built on oppression, and race is everywhere, at every moment on my standard trip back to Harvard. The view from my airplane window is about race. Colonizers killed Indigenous people for...
  • American Flag Deemed Unacceptable 'Political Statement' At Harvard

    04/01/2016 5:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | March 31, 2016 | Robert Kraychik
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) In another chapter of the ongoing suppression of free speech and expression across university and college campuses via the expansion of leftism, a student of Harvard University joined Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly to share several revealing anecdotes. With stories highlighting students seemingly incapable of tolerating opposing views on the morality of abortion or the display of the American flag, Rachel Huebner added to the growing index of incidents illustrating the advancement of left-wing political culture on campuses nationwide. In an incident in which a student was offended by the American flag, Huebner recalled the story of a friend,...
  • Academic Problem with Polls

    03/30/2016 9:07:23 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 30, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When academics point out the problems with polls, they might wind up trying to regulate them. "Because one of the things I want to say about public opinion polls is that they are the child of a very bad marriage between academics and journalists," Jill Lepore, a staff writer for the New Yorker, said in an appearance at Harvard last year. Lepore also teaches at Harvard. "When modern public opinion polling began in the 1930s, the response rate—which is the percentage of people who answer a survey, of those who are asked—the response rate in the 1930s was well above...
  • Well-respected professor predicts a top law school will close soon, and 'we may never see it coming'

    03/19/2016 7:51:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/19/2016 | Jeremy Berke
    A well-respected law professor is predicting that a top law school will close in the next few years. "In 2 to 4 years, a university administration will shut down a top law school and we may never see it coming," Dorothy A. Brown, a professor of tax law at Emory University School of Law, wrote in a column for Forbes on Thursday. Brown previously predicted the demise of law schools last year, citing a declining legal job market. Now Brown is doubling down on her predictions. Because law school is no longer a safe bet to landing a lucrative legal...
  • VIDEO: Harvard students debate whether whites should kill themselves due to ‘privilege’

    03/16/2016 5:47:11 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 105 replies
    EAG News ^ | 16 MArch 16 | Steve Gunn
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – White lives do not matter, according to a student debater/activist from the University of West Georgia. Miguel Feliciano, along with fellow West Georgia student Damiyr Davis, reportedly participated in a recent debate with other students at Harvard University. During an exchange with their opponents, Feliciano suggested that white people should kill themselves because of their “white privilege.” The exchange was caught on video and posted on YouTube. “White life is wrong,” Feliciano was quoted as saying by Infowars.com. “Our argument is that we should never affirm white life. White life is based off black subjugation.” When a...
  • Harvard agrees to retire law school shield tied to slavery

    03/14/2016 7:39:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2016 6:04 PM EDT
    Harvard University is retiring the official shield of its law school following complaints over its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder. […] The shield was approved in 1937 and depicts three bundles of wheat. It’s modeled after the family crest of slaveholder Isaac Royall Jr., who donated his estate to create the first law professorship at Harvard. Royall inherited his estate and many slaves from his father, a slaveholder who was known for his cruelty. …
  • HARVARD TAKES A BOLD STAND AGAINST SLAVERY [Harvard Law School Crest Goes]

    03/07/2016 6:08:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Powrerline ^ | March 6, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    Harvard Law School has been roiled this academic year by allegations of racism–allegations that the school’s Dean, Martha Minow, has stipulated to be true, saying that racism is a “serious problem” at the law school. She doesn’t mean it, of course. Otherwise, someone might ask why she has failed to do something about the problem since becoming dean in 2009. Protesters at the law school have focused on the school’s crest, which borrows from a bookplate that was used by one Isaac Royall, a slaveholder who donated (or whose son donated) land that provided early funding for the school:
  • Democratic Party Fears Realized as Young Black Males Defect to GOP

    05/20/2014 5:21:44 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 20, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    Beset by scandals on both the national and statewide level, Democrats find themselves in danger of historic losses in the 2014 midterms, as in addition to the "angry white males" they find themselves facing a new threat, that of the "angry young black male." A growing trend of young black makes defecting to the GOP has caused fears among Democratic Party officials who have largely ignored the concerns of a constituency that has been loyal for decades. It is ironic that with the election of the first African-American President, the party that garners roughly 90% of the black vote finds...
  • NPR AND HARVARD SAY: OBAMACARE IS A COMPLETE FAILURE

    03/10/2016 12:03:43 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 3/9/3016 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    National Public Radio collaborated with Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to survey Americans’ recent experience with health care. As to the Affordable Care Act, the survey’s findings are damning. They suggest that Obamacare has been worse than a complete waste of money. This is the survey’s only question directly on Obamacare. Most respondents say that Obamacare hasn’t affected them; where it has affected them, most say the law’s impact has been harmful: The promises that President Obama made about the ACA–cheaper premiums! lower co-pays and deductibles! better coverage!–have completely failed to materialize....
  • Harvard awards journalism prize to The Associated Press

    03/04/2016 2:08:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 4, 2016 4:31 PM EST
    Journalists from The Associated Press who uncovered extensive slave labor in the Thai seafood industry won an investigative reporting prize from Harvard University's Shorenstein Center. The media and public policy research center bestowed the $25,000 Goldsmith Prize to Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan this week for their work on "Seafood from Slaves." [...] The finalists for the prize included the Guardian, The New York Times, the Tampa Bay Times, The Washington Post and InsideClimate News. ...
  • Fears of Trump as Fascist Echo Similar Warnings Against Ronald Reagan

    03/01/2016 12:45:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY SUN ^ | 2/29/16 | Ira Stoll
    How panicked should we be about the rise of Donald Trump? A professor at Harvard, Danielle Allen, recently published a widely shared op-ed piece in the Washington Post likening his rise to that of Hitler... ...such Hitler hype has happened before, and been unwarranted. Steven Hayward, author of “The Age of Reagan,” recalls the rhetoric: Democratic Rep. William Clay of Missouri charged that Reagan was “trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from Mein Kampf.”
  • Harvard abolishes title "master" in slavery row

    02/25/2016 7:45:47 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/25/16 | Sean Coughlan
    Harvard University in the US is going to remove the word "master" from academic titles, after protests from students who claimed the title had echoes of slavery. House masters, in charge of residential halls at the university, will become known as "faculty deans". Harvard Law School is also deciding whether to change its official seal, because of links to slavery.
  • $1 Million donation canceled after pro-Palestinian event (at Harvard)

    02/21/2016 8:27:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 2/21/2016, 9:36 AM | Raphael Poch
    An international law firm has ceased their sponsorship of student activities at Harvard Law School following an incident in which some of the money it donated for the students was used to pay for an pro-Palestinian event by a student group on campus. The student group "Justice for Palestine" had used $500 from the fund to pay for pizza for students who participated in a "pro-Palestine" discussion that took place in the fall of 2015. Soon after, students were told by the University that the fund was no longer available for their use. The Toronto Star reported that the firm,...
  • After Palestine talk, Harvard donor stops sponsoring events

    02/19/2016 3:17:19 PM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    AP ^ | February 8, 2016 | Collin Binkley
    An international law firm won't sponsor student activities at Harvard anymore after its money was used to pay for an event on Palestine.
  • Harvard Law students occupy a school building

    02/17/2016 3:27:18 PM PST · by BronzePencil · 88 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 2/17/2016 | Amanda Hoover
    A group of Harvard Law students have occupied one of the school’s halls, saying there is no space for marginalized students and staff on campus. The occupation, which began Monday night, is an effort to create such an environment, according to a statement from the students. The group, which calls itself Reclaim Harvard Law, took to the lounge in Wasserstein Hall around 8 p.m., renaming the spot “Belinda Hall”—a nod to a former slave of the law school’s donors. Around 20 students spent the night in the lounge Monday after toting along air mattresses, blankets, and suitcases, The Crimson reported....
  • Harvard Law outsider became Tea Party hero: In liberal bastion, Ted Cruz played a familiar role

    02/16/2016 7:40:15 AM PST · by poconopundit · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/10/2013 | Matt Viser
    This is a two-year old story about Ted Cruz at Harvard Law School.   My hat goes off to 2ndDivisionVet who posted this a long time ago. It's an well-written, objective, interesting, and candid portrayal of Cruz from the perspective of his professors and former classmates. This is not a click bait article. No offensive videos and advertisements or long Javascripts. So it's a clean read and I think excerpting it will lose the power of this well-written piece. I will tease you a bit about the contents. It includes details on: How Cruz decorated his dormitory room. His battles...
  • Heritage Was Wrong - The think tank should have defended Jason Richwine.

    05/13/2013 12:37:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 13, 2013 | Robert VerBruggen
    As you no doubt have already heard, on Friday the Heritage Foundation accepted the resignation of one Jason Richwine, who in 2009 had completed a Harvard dissertation in which he probed the nexus between immigration and IQ. The decision revealed a shocking unwillingness on the part of Heritage to stand up to bullying and protect the academic freedom of its researchers. Perhaps the only good thing to emerge from all this has been the wide-scale distribution of the dissertation itself, a worthy if highly debatable document. It’s a pity that none of Richwine’s detractors seem to have seriously engaged the...
  • City Council Tables Resolution to Rename Columbus Day

    02/03/2016 6:31:19 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | February 2, 2016 | Joshua J. Florence and Samuel Vasquez
    The Cambridge City Council again did not vote on a resolution last Monday to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the third time this year. Despite what the resolution’s proponents claim is strong public support, the legislation is on hold while councillors negotiate how best to change the holiday name and still honor Italian Americans, many of whom see the day as a celebration of their heritage. Councillor Nadeem A. Mazen, who is leading the charge for the name change, said he anticipates the process will continue to play out over the next few months while councillors try...
  • Clueless in Cambridge

    02/02/2016 6:59:42 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 9, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The last Republican president and his Democratic successor both graduated from schools within Harvard University and that should probably be a literal red flag. "Understanding Harvard Law School is very important to understanding our president, Barack Obama," Texas attorney Ted Cruz said in an interview with scholar Marvin Olasky that appeared in the November 7, 2009 issue of World magazine. "He is very much a creature of Harvard Law." "To understand what that means you have to understand that there were more self-declared communists on the Harvard faculty that there were Republicans," Cruz avers. "Every single idea this president has...