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Postmodernism’s Troubled Relationship with Science

It might be a bit of an understatement to say that the election of Donald J. Trump has caused a lot of anxiety in the US science community. There is concern that the President-elect might decide to defund entire programs in areas such as climate science. There is also concern that he will fail to push […]

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The SPLC and the Silencing of Moderate Islam

Last month the Southern Poverty Law Center released its “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists” with the aim of creating a comprehensive guide for journalists to ensure their sources on Islam don’t come from people who the SPLC has decided are problematic extremists. Among the names on the list are the usual suspects that one might […]

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How a Liberal Professor Watchlist May Come Back to Haunt Conservatives

| by Toni Airaksinen | Just in time for Christmas, the conservative nonprofit Turning Point USA has created a Naughty List  to “expose professors who have demonstrated liberal bias in the classroom.” According to the Professor Watchlist website, the mission of the project is to “expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and […]

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Saudi Arabian Women: Living on a Chain

The New York Times recently published a small piece highlighting the stories of Saudi women dealing with the country’s archaic male guardianship laws — custody laws which dictate that nearly every move a woman makes must be allowed by her male “guardian.” To learn about these laws, I spoke with Isaac Cohen (@IWHco) who runs S.A.F.E. Mov […]

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The Age of Automation

For most of mankind’s time on Earth we have lived a simple life. There were only 2 jobs: hunter or farmer. Over the course of many thousands of years tribes began to trade with each other, foreshadowing the dawn of civilization. In the 2.8 million years between the earliest known humans and the 1700s we […]

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MLK Would Gladly Violate Your Safe Space

Martin Luther King’s legacy is all-encompassing and — like all great works of art — speaks to us personally and to the things that we care about. Today is a day when anybody with a certain perspective will claim King as their own, especially on the liberal side of the aisle, and perhaps most of all in […]

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In Defense of the Devil’s Advocate

Peter Thiel has not done much for his public image over the past several months. Between orchestrating the destruction of a major media site and expressing vocal support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, culminating in a $1.25 million donation to the campaign in the midst of a misogyny scandal, Thiel has crystallized himself as the […]

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The Woes of Academia

What do a gay man expressing his voyeuristic fantasies about intercourse with Dominican sex workers, Pumpkin Spiced Lattés demonstrating inherent White Supremacy, a doctoral thesis on ethical implications of ghosts and scary stories on the internet, and the need for a Feminist epistemology of glaciers have in common? They’re all the topics of academic papers and theses published in the […]

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