The Big Short Stands Tall on Explanations, but Gives No Solution

Recognizing that it’s only January, I can already say with some degree of confidence that The Big Short is the best movie that’s going to be released this year. As a movie, it succeeds on every level. The acting, directing, editing, cinematography, music, pacing, and script are all superb. The movie has an eclectic range […]

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All-Women’s Wellesley College Rejects Transgender Diversity Officer Because She’s a “White Man” Now

Whelp. This is where we are as a society now. This story out of Wellesley College—you know, Hillary Clinton’s alma mater—just about wraps it up for me. I can hardly wrap my head around it, but here it is: Timothy Boatwright was born a girl, and checked off the “female” box when applying to the Massachusetts […]

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Why Did the Ahmed Mohamed Clock Case “Blow Up”?

Ahmed Mohamed is a high school student in Texas who was recently suspended for bringing a home-made clock to school. Just why he was detained and suspended is still up for debate, however. The story goes something like this. Ahmed built a digital clock with circuit boards and stuff in a black box he got […]

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Five Reasons We Don’t Need the Bernie Sanders Free College Plan

Many pundits are praising presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, the “independent” Senator from Vermont, for his “bold” plan to make college education free—or at least affordable—for everyone: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has proposed a formula to create free college education at public universities and finance the program through a small transaction tax on Wall Street trades. […]

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Black Professor Barely Reprimanded for Horribly Racist Tweets

Do you want actual racial equality? Do you desire actual racial harmony? I have news for you: you’re in the minority. It seems even the most ardent champions fighting against racism are often avowed racists. Case in point: Dr. Saida Grundy, a black professor set to start teaching at Boston University on July 1. She […]

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Straight Pride Flyers Taken Down at Ohio University

The Student Government Association at Youngstown State University in Ohio decided to take down some controversial Straight Pride flyers hung around campus. The SGA decided that the flyers crossed the line in a few ways: they were unauthorized, had coarse language, and “missed the point of minority activism.” So what did the flyers say? Among […]

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Google, Thamus, And How Smart We Think We Are

A new study indicates that having access to an unlimited amount of information on Google has had a two-fold effect. First, we don’t remember as much as we once needed to. Yet, second, we think we’re more knowledgeable than we actually are or ever were: Browsing the internet for information gives people a “widely inaccurate” […]

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