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Donald Trump and the Death of an American Regime

I think I finally understand why Clinton lost in November. It’s not Comey or the relentless GOP propaganda campaign against her over the last twenty years, though those mattered immensely. It’s not exactly Bernie Bros, though they mattered too. It’s certainly not sexism, even if it may have played some role. It’s also not so […]

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The Trouble with Linda Sarsour

Imagine I believed these things: A conservative religious law is “only misunderstood,” so we shouldn’t worry about the millions living under it in abject oppression due to their homosexuality, lack of faith, and sex because our “loans and credits will become interest free”; we needn’t focus on women in Saudi Arabia not being allowed to drive under […]

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Gad Saad on Hysteria and “Collective Munchausen” around Donald Trump, Speaking Out as an Academic, and Evolutionary Psychology 101

“As somebody who escaped Lebanon and actually hid under desks to avoid death squads, I don’t take well to these idiots from Wellesley College who say, ‘I’m scared to go and buy my hamburgers now that Trump won,’ because it trivializes what true trauma is.” — Gad Saad Gad Saad (@GadSaad) is an outspoken social critic of the […]

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Why Are So Many Republicans Cozying up to Russia?

Sean Hannity’s interview with Julian Assange has only added to the already flooded mainstream media headlines of Russia’s alleged interference with the US election. From the safety of the Ecuadorian embassy, Assange boldly asserted that the Russians had nothing to do with the elections or the WikiLeaks e-mail hacks, despite his claim that John Podesta’s […]

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@RealPeerReview: Their Thoughts and Qualms with Academia

Run by an anonymous team of professors and academics, @RealPeerReview is a Twitter account that has steadily gained popularity and fans by exposing the humorous, nonsensical, and absurd trends in scholarship that are sometimes found in academic research. From Ph.D. theses, M.A. theses, to articles in disciplinary journals, the account highlights laughable “scholarship” such as exploring the Black Anus, how pumpkins […]

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