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October 11th, 2018 - 9:55 am § in Bill of Rights, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

University of Michigan Censors Faculty For Free Speech on Palestine

UM to evaluate faculty duties to students after Israel letter controversy Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News (Photo: University of Michigan) In the wake of controversies that have touched University of Michigan Jewish students, President Mark Schlissel published an open letter to the community on Wedn[...]

September 17th, 2018 - 11:52 am § in America, Bill of Rights, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

Why Did Vanderbilt Fire Dr. Eugene Gu?

This Vanderbilt surgical resident sued Trump and won. Now he’s out of a job. Based on reports in The Tennessean and MedPage Today.  Eugene Gu was dropped after three years from his surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Vanderbilt ended Gu’s residency, the five-ye[...]

September 6th, 2018 - 6:19 pm § in Bill of Rights, Donald Trump

ICE subpoenas N. Carolina voter records

Trump’s immigration police want North Carolina’s voting records. All of them. Not just those of individuals suspected of being non-citizens, but everybody’s. Why? Are we all illegal now? Read story here. Note: If you live in a Republican state, don’t expect your state officia[...]

July 4th, 2018 - 1:47 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Politics, Repugnants, world

Trumpism Under Putin

JULY 4: Russians say Putin, military power & unique spirit make them glorious nation Victory Day celebrations on the Red Square in Moscow © Moskva news agency Almost half of all Russians consider their country a great world power, naming the president, the military forces and the spirit of the [...]

June 28th, 2018 - 11:48 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Schools & Colleges

What if Girls Are Not so Good At Programming?

A UW instructor in comp sci recently got flamed on for raising the possibility that women are less good at math and comp sci.  Stuart Reges’own Chair lashed out saying that such an idea violated the Dept’s commitment to training women. As a scientist and, hopefully as a rational human, [...]

June 18th, 2018 - 1:40 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Religion, Repugnants

Defending the rights to do business while Jewish.

Avi Ibrahim Balser FACEBOOK I believe in total freedom to do business with whomever you please. That should be no law demanding that your do business with people you don’t want to do business with. That would be cruel tyranny. Yes sometimes life is not freaking fair. Live with it. I will fig[...]

June 16th, 2018 - 8:56 pm § in Bill of Rights, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

The Chinese Police State

Liu Xia “Ready to Die” Amid Renewed Calls for Release Since the death of imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo last July, the extra-legal house arrest his wife Liu Xia has endured since his award in 2010 has continued despite hopes for her release. Following months of delays, her friend [...]

May 23rd, 2018 - 10:35 pm § in Bill of Rights, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

NY Jets Owner says if any player ‘takes a knee’ he’ll pay the NFL fine

Earlier Tuesday, the NFL issued the new policy, which states that all players who are on the field during the anthem must “stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.”  Players are allowed to stay in the locker rooms during the Anthem, which effectively silences their protests.  Except[...]

May 16th, 2018 - 2:02 pm § in Bill of Rights, Jefferson

Net Neutrality Survives

Senate Approves Overturning FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal Several Republicans joined Democrats in voting to overturn the FCC’s controversial decision. But the measure has little chance of success in the House.[...]