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May 27 2014

Mandated Trigger Warnings Threaten Free Speech and Common Sense

A new trend rising among liberal colleges and their oh-so-progressive students is that of a mandated trigger warning – a warning system for potentially offensive or emotional material. The idea behind it is that sometimes materials found on a college syllabus could induce, create, or revive trauma. The use of trigger warnings first appeared in …

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Apr 17 2014

CUNY to Pay Paul Krugman $25,000 a Month to Ponder Income Inequality

Earlier this year, City University of New York (CUNY) announced that liberal economist Paul Krugman will be joining their Graduate Center and Luxembourg Income Study Center as a “Distinguished Professor” in 2015. However, the agreement between Krugman and the school doesn’t actually involve teaching. For $25,000 a month, he will ‚Äúplay a modest role in …

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