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  • Fears of Trump as Fascist Echo Similar Warnings Against Ronald Reagan

    03/01/2016 12:45:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY SUN ^ | 2/29/16 | Ira Stoll
    How panicked should we be about the rise of Donald Trump? A professor at Harvard, Danielle Allen, recently published a widely shared op-ed piece in the Washington Post likening his rise to that of Hitler... ...such Hitler hype has happened before, and been unwarranted. Steven Hayward, author of “The Age of Reagan,” recalls the rhetoric: Democratic Rep. William Clay of Missouri charged that Reagan was “trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from Mein Kampf.”
  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims rogue..

    07/05/2016 8:10:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 4, 2016 | JAMES WILKINSON
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.The line as it is most commonly reprinted reads: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,...
  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims

    07/04/2016 10:27:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/4/16 | James Wilkinson
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.
  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May 2016 | Jessica Bennett
    It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent “fame.” Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academy’s first class of...
  • Mongol Hordes Gave up on Conquering Europe Due to Wet Weather

    05/28/2016 12:05:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 26 May 2016 | Conor Gearin
    It has mystified historians ever since. After a string of major victories, the Mongol army suddenly retreated from central Europe in 1242. Some scholars claim Mongolian politics forced the withdrawal, while others credit the strength of fortified towns in present-day Hungary and Croatia. But Europe could have been rescued by its own bad weather, an analysis of tree rings and historical documents concludes. The Mongol cavalry fed its horses on the grass of the Eurasian steppe, says Nicola Di Cosmo of Princeton University, one of the study’s authors. A warm climate in the early 1200s helped make the grasslands lush...
  • The Secret Struggle of the Woman Who Took Down Weiner

    05/20/2016 2:17:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 20, 2016 | Abraham Riesman
    Around 8 p.m. on July 23, 2013, 23-year-old Sydney Leathers logged into Facebook while sitting in her apartment in Princeton, Indiana. Her in-box was filled with an unusually large number of messages. She opened one, sent by a stranger: “youre about to be famoussssssss,” it read. Other messages mentioned BuzzFeed. She went to that site and found an article, posted about an hour before, that made her heart sink: “Here Is the Woman Linked to Anthony Weiner in Sex Chats.” This was the last thing she wanted to have happen. Two days prior, Leathers had nervously sent a batch of...
  • Globally Warm Research

    05/18/2016 6:47:25 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 18, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics are still trying to point out the dangers of global warming, even while the rest of us are still wearing winter clothes well into the month of May. "Although the world's nations, including the United States, should intensify their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, we cannot wait patiently for action on carbon emissions while children's health is in danger," Ron Haskins, Janet Currie and Olivier Deschenes write in a policy brief published by Princeton and the Brookings Institution. "Considering the immense barriers, especially economic ones, that stand in the way of action to control emissions, even under the best-case...
  • Conservative Catholics endorse Ted Cruz as Trump alternative

    03/20/2016 9:51:20 AM PDT · by John W · 77 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | March 19, 2016 | David Gibson
    (RNS) More than 50 conservative Catholic activists and political leaders have come out in support of Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz in an effort to shore up Catholic backing for Cruz as an alternative to Donald Trump. Among them is a priest from South Carolina who may be skirting the edges of his own church’s policies against clerics becoming involved in politics. Trump is currently leading the three-man GOP field and has drawn strong primary support from Catholic voters despite his controversial rhetoric and past stands on key issues like abortion rights, which he once supported. The Catholics endorsing Cruz,...
  • GOP update, pre-New York

    04/18/2016 2:30:08 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    Princeton Election Consortium ^ | April 18th, 2016 | Sam Wang
    Tomorrow, New York votes, a critical race in the Republican primary campaign. Above is a final snapshot, based on polls and voting patterns to date. This calculation gives a median Trump outcome of 1265 pledged delegates (interquartile range or IQR, 1210 to 1305 delegates). The probability of getting 1237 or above is is 64%. This represents very little change from last week. Below are some technical notes, as well as state-by-state snapshots. I have updated my methods (details documented here) slightly. For the first time, I now specify the states for which there are no polls. Most notably, I handicap...
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) “Cruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • Holocaust scholar questioned on claim Poles killed more Jews than Germans in war

    04/14/2016 12:19:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 14 April 2016 | Associated Press
    ...Gross was questioned after multiple complaints were filed with prosecutors by Polish citizens over an article published in 2015 in which Gross said Poles killed more Jews than Germans during the German occupation – a claim that challenges a widespread conviction in Poland that the Polish response was almost exclusively honourable. Gross made the comparison in an article published by Project Syndicate in September critical of how Poland and other eastern European countries have reacted to the migrant crisis. He decried as “heartless” the region’s opposition to accepting refugees and argued that the attitude was rooted in the region’s “murderous...
  • Princeton Against Cruz poster campaign creates controversy

    03/28/2016 8:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Princetonian ^ | March 28, 2016 | Jessica Li
    Posters with the words “Better Dead Than Ted” and “Ted’s a Mess” flooded various parts of the University this past week as part of a campaign by Princeton Against Cruz, a newly formed student group calling for the University community’s opposition to the presidential candidacy of Texas Senator Ted Cruz ’92. Walker Davis ’17, a member of Princeton Against Cruz and a self-described Democrat, said that the seven-member group believes Cruz does not embody the values of the University, namely that of “serving the nation.” Hence, the group is taking an anti-Cruz stance, Davis added. Davis said that, at its...
  • Conservative Student Warriors vs. the Snowflake Rebellion

    03/28/2016 9:35:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 26, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has never been known as a venue for self-help seminars, but in 2016 it happened. A session called Campus Crackdown focused on practical steps that conservative students could take to counter the growing epidemic of protests known as the "snowflake rebellion." Launched by these students' anxiety-ridden counterparts, posing as fragile little snowflakes unable to cope with the mere idea of viewing unsavory Halloween costumes, the movement that has been successfully covered up by politically correct campus administrators, was exposed as another left wing attempt to censor free speech. Princeton University senior and panelist Josh...
  • The Politician and the Statesman: A Tale of Two Birthdays

    02/06/2014 8:46:58 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 6, 2014 A. D. | John F. Di Leo
    Aaron Burr, Patriot and Vice President On February 6, 1756, a boy was born into privilege in Newark, New Jersey. Young Aaron Burr, Jr. was son of the president of the College of New Jersey, and grandson of Jonathan Edwards, the Calvinist theologian regarded as a leader of the evangelical movement of the 18th century, an equal to the great preacher George Whitfield. Privilege then wasn’t quite what privilege is today, of course; there were no Rolls-Royces to drive, no Waldorf Astorias to stay in during constant vacations, no jet-setting to Monte Carlo, no celebrity photographers and magazines to put...
  • NJ town providing legal tips to illegal immigrants to skirt ICE raids

    02/17/2016 4:15:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    A New Jersey town is attempting to protect illegal immigrants from "really unfortunate" arrests by publishing handouts in English and Spanish that encourage immigrants "to remain silent" and "have a plan!" if confronted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The response from Princeton officials comes following the targeted arrest of two illegal immigrants in the town early Thursday morning, one of whom had a drunken driving conviction, an ICE official told NJ.com. Councilwoman Heather Howard has been a leading advocate for working with the local immigrant population to prevent detentions and deportations. "These [arrests] are really unfortunate," she told...
  • Ted Cruz's Former Roommate Calls Him an 'A**hole' in Epic Two-Day Twitter Rant

    01/21/2016 3:50:13 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 20, 2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Hollywood screenwriter Craig Mazin, who shared a dorm room with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during their freshman year at Princeton University, spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday trashing the Texas senator on Twitter. The storm of tweets, which started Monday evening, seemed to be sparked my Mazin's influx of Twitter followers, which he attributes to people learning that he was Cruz's roommate for a short time. "I have 30k followers now, and all I had to do was be stuck in a room with Ted Cruz for a year. I'm sure you're all nice, but SO NOT WORTH IT,"...
  • Robert George Home From Hospital, Thankful for 'Fervent Prayers

    12/15/2015 3:53:31 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/15/2015 | Samuel Smith
    After being released from the hospital following a life-threatening heart complication, Princeton professor and religious freedom advocate Robert P. George took to Facebook Sunday night thank all those who prayed for him throughout his ordeal, as he now expects to have a swift recovery. George, who is the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and also a conservative author, was hospitalized in New Jersey last Sunday after feeling pain in his abdomen. He was later diagnosed with a rare life-threatening tear on the inner layer of his aorta and was transferred to Weill Cornell Medical Center in...
  • Happy 95th birthday to George P Schultz

    12/13/2015 12:52:29 PM PST · by Borges · 11 replies
  • Robert George 'Out of Danger' After Being Hospitalized With Life-Threatening Heart Complication

    12/11/2015 4:07:18 PM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Princeton professor and prominent religious freedom and traditional marriage advocate Robert George has been hospitalized with a serious heart ccomplication that now appears as though it is no longer life threatening.George, who is the chair of the State Department's United States Commission on International Religious Freedoms and the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, began feeling abdominal pain on Sunday and checked himself into the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro in New Jersey, where he was diagnosed with a life-threatening tear on the inner layer of his aorta. After he disclosed his condition, a number of George's friends,...
  • Woodrow Wilson’s racism isn’t the only reason for Princeton to shun his name

    12/04/2015 11:44:33 AM PST · by TBP · 8 replies
    El Posto de Nueva York ^ | December 3, 2015 | David Boaz
    He re-segregated the federal workforce after gains made in the Reconstruction era, and removed black officials. This was no accident. In his 1901 book, “A History of the American People,” he extolled the Ku Klux Klan for helping “the white men of the South” to rid themselves of “the intolerable burden of governments sustained by the votes of ignorant Negroes.” But here’s the thing: Racism isn’t the only aspect of Wilson’s character and career that should give Princeton pause about honoring him. Most notably, President Wilson led the United States into an unnecessary and disastrous war. World War I has...
  • Rename the Racist Democratic Party (All hail the anti-racist racist Know-Nothing Party)

    12/03/2015 9:37:38 PM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | December 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Former Democratic President Woodrow Wilson may be purged from his alma mater, Princeton University. The old “Schoolmaster of Politics”, as he was known for his academic background at Cornell, Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan and finally president of Princeton U, has been thrown under the bus by its current president for being a politically incorrect progressive. Also known as a plain old racist. Woody was indeed a racist. Though even on his worst day he was still about 40% less racist than...
  • Does Woodrow Wilson Belong At Princeton?

    12/01/2015 2:12:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 12/01/2015 | by Richard A. Epstein
    Back in 2008, the Princeton Alumni Weekly published the results of a panel deliberation ranking the university's most influential alumni. At the top of the list was James Madison (class of 1771) and close behind him, in third place, was Woodrow Wilson (class of 1879), who was Princeton's president from 1902 to 1910. He left the university to enter politics first as governor of New Jersey between 1911 and 1913 and then as President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. By all accounts, his presidency at Princeton transformed the school from a college for playboys into the...
  • First They Came for Andrew Jackson, Now They’ve Come for Woodrow Wilson, So Who’s Next?

    11/21/2015 6:22:31 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-20-15 | Aaron Goldstein
    One need not be a fan of Woodrow Wilson to be appalled at the ease with which Princeton University sees fit to erase any association it has with the 28th President of the United States because of a few bullies who have nothing constructive to do with their lives. Wilson, of course, was President of Princeton from 1902 to 1910. This is no different than the effort to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. To give you an idea of how deep moral equivalency is imbedded in our university students, I recently attended a Halloween Party where I spoke...
  • Eisgruber, BJL come to compromise after two days of protests (Princeton)

    11/20/2015 6:01:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Daily Princetonian ^ | November 19, 2015 | Do-Hyeong Myeong
    University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 agreed to the modified demands of student protestors on Thursday evening. He signed the document at about 8:20 p.m., approximately 32 hours after students in the Black Justice League began a sit-in in his office and after significant negotiations over the content of the demands.
  • Princeton Students Take Over President’s Office, Demand Erasure Of Woodrow Wilson

    11/18/2015 4:22:37 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 122 replies
    daily caller ^ | 11/18/2015 | BLAKE NEFF
    Black Lives Matter activists at Princeton University have taken over the president’s office and say they won’t leave until the school acknowledges former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson as a racist and renames all buildings currently honoring him on campus. Members of a group calling themselves the Black Justice League walked out of their classes late Wednesday morning and assembled at Nassau Hall, where they were met by Princeton president Christopher Eisgruber. The students presented a list of demands inspired by similar lists that have been seen at Yale University, the University of Missouri, and elsewhere.
  • Princeton joins schools race row as protesters demand cultural space just for black students...

    11/18/2015 7:32:00 PM PST · by matt04 · 59 replies
    Princeton University has become the latest school to be embroiled in a race scandal with 30 student's staging a sit-in inside their president's office. The Black Justice League (BJL) have told President Christopher L. Eisgruber they won't leave until Woodrow Wilson's name is removed from a college and international affairs school, and a mural to him in a dining hall is demolished. The group believe the former President, who led the formation of the League of Nations and helped all women get the vote, was a 'proud Clansman' who has a 'racist legacy'. They also want a 'cultural space' only...
  • John Witherspoon’s Presbyterian Rebellion [Happy Presbyterian Rebellion Day, everyone!]

    07/04/2015 8:54:01 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/3//2014 | Joanne Butler
    Ben Franklin is the prototype for the celebrity-as-politician. His autobiography is still in print; if he were alive, he’d be on Drudge’s columnists’ list, and command speaking fees that would turn Hillary Clinton green with envy. A popular T-shirt has a quote erroneously attributed to Franklin: ‘Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.’ But John Witherspoon? He wasn’t a fan of self-promotion, which was no less prevalent then. Today, in D.C., his statue stands at a tiny triangle where Connecticut Avenue intersects with N Street and 18th Street N.W. It is routinely ignored. At...
  • Peter Singer doesn’t want tax dollars to pay for disabled babies

    06/30/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 69 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    While pro-life advocates work to remove tax funded abortions, Princeton University bio-ethicist, Peter Singer says he doesn’t want his tax dollars to pay for disabled babies. In a radio interview in April with WorldNet Daily’s Aaron Klein, Peter Singer argued it is “reasonable” for government or private insurance companies to deny treatment to severely disabled babies. Singer is both an advocate for abortion as well as infanticide. On his faculty page, under the heading: The Sanctity of Human Life, Singer openly argues for infanticide: “Newborn human babies have no sense of their own existence over time. So killing a newborn...
  • Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ over infanticide interview

    06/22/2015 7:47:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/22/15 | Michael Cook
    Peter Singer is in hot water in Germany again over his controversial views.The Australian utilitarian philosopher began his royal progress through Europe well. In late May he added another two honorary doctorates -- from the Universities of Athens and of Bucharest -- to his extensive collection of awards and distinctions. From there he went to Berlin to receive the inaugural “Peter Singer Prize for Strategies to Reduce the Suffering of Animals”. He was introduced in glowing terms by Maneka Gandhi, Indian Minister of Women and Child Development, who is president of People for Animals in her own country. A German...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • Ted Cruz Showed Eloquence, and Limits, as Debater at Princeton

    04/22/2015 1:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jason Horowitz
    PRINCETON, N.J. — By the time he was a senior at Princeton University in 1992, Ted Cruz had developed an arsenal of rhetorical skills and theatrical gestures that made him one of the most polished performers on the college debate circuit. So when he reached the quarterfinals of the national championships at M.I.T., with the title that had eluded him so far now in sight, he decided to try to knock his Harvard opponents off balance with one of his favorite tricks. Instead of the regular practice of defending his proposed topic — the merits of mind-reading — Mr. Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz '92: Grassroots phenomenon who once seemed destined for the ivory tower

    04/08/2015 9:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | April 8, 2015 | Katherine Oh
    While many now identify Ted Cruz ’92 as the classic example of a conservative populist politician, few still remember a time in his life when he seem destined for the ivory tower or understand how someone so committed to the life of the mind became a grassroots phenomenon. Cruz had already begun thinking about the topic of his senior thesis while he was a freshman, his roommate and debate team partner David Panton ’92 said. “He was 17,” Panton said. “Not too many 17-year-olds were thinking about their thesis their freshman year first of all, and also writing about two...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz '92 to announce presidential bid on Monday

    03/22/2015 9:43:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | March 22, 2015 | Zaynab Zaman
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz ’92 plans to announce a presidential bid on Monday, according to a Houston Chronicle article published on Saturday. Cruz did not respond to a request for comment. Cruz will officially declare his candidacy at a convocation ceremony at Liberty University in Virginia on Monday, according to the Chronicle. He is scheduled to make an appearance in New Hampshire this Friday and in Iowa in approximately two weeks. Cruz was elected to the Senate as a Republican candidate from Texas in 2012 and is one of three Latino Senators currently serving. Liberty University, which was founded by...
  • 30 for 30 Shorts: The Billion Dollar Game [Princeton - Georgetown NCAA B'Ball 1989]

    03/19/2015 11:22:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Grantland ^ | March 18, 2015 | Staff
    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. In 1989, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament was at a crossroads. Schools from larger conferences like the SEC and Big East didn’t see the need to keep allowing the mid-major teams into the Big Dance. They always lost, so what was the point? When Alonzo Mourning’s no. 1 seed Georgetown Hoyas entered the tournament, they had their eyes set on the Final Four and a national title. Dealing with the likes of Ivy League champion and no. 16 seed Princeton was more of an afterthought. So when these two teams...
  • Governor Walker’s Mainstream Higher Ed Reforms

    02/24/2015 8:03:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker unveiled his higher education reforms for the state university system, the reaction from that quarter was predictably negative. Yet and still, Governor Walker’s proposals are remarkably similar to several that are bandied about in the higher education establishment. What drew the most ire from the Ivory Tower in Wisconsin was the governor’s suggestion that universities abandon the “shared governance” they have been operating under, whereby faculty members effectively have a veto over administrative decisions. It is worth noting that a former president of Princeton has endorsed such a concept and the University of Maryland Board...
  • Conservative Princeton Professor Robert George, Others Offer to Take 1,000 Lashes for Saudi Blogger

    01/22/2015 8:47:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/22/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Conservative Princeton University professor and vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Robert P. George, along with six other advocates, have offered to take 100 lashes each for Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting his country's clerics. Badawi, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes got his first 50 lashes by cane in a public square just over a week ago. A news release from Amnesty International explained that a second round of flogging for the blogger was postponed last Friday because his wounds from the...
  • Princeton Columnist: Criticizing How I Say “Cool Whip” is a “Microaggression”

    01/05/2015 12:50:21 PM PST · by rightistight · 84 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/5/15 | Aurelius
    In an article called “The history of “wh”: a microaggression,” a Princeton student has called out those who question his pronunciation of “cool whip” as offensive and perpetrators of a microaggression. The piece was written by “Newby Patton,” who is listed as a Contributing Columnist by the paper. In “The History of ‘wh,'” Patton explains the pain he has gone through during his life when people notice that he pronounces “wh” with a heavy “h” sound. He never questioned how he pronounced “wh” before he came to college. Now, according to Patton, he is being mercilessly mocked by class students....
  • New, tighter timeline confirms ancient volcanism aligned with dinosaurs' extinction

    12/19/2014 11:42:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Source: Princeton University
    A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago spewed enormous amounts of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere immediately before and during the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, according to new research from Princeton University. A primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan Traps, which were once three times larger than France, began its main phase of eruptions roughly 250,000 years before the Cretaceous-Paleogene, or K-Pg, extinction event, the researchers report in the journal Science. For the next 750,000 years, the volcanoes unleashed more than 1.1 million cubic...
  • Who Boycotts Wal-Mart? Social-justice warriors too enlightened to let their poor neighbors..

    11/30/2014 8:40:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | November 30, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Columbia County, Ark. — There’s no sign of it here in Magnolia, Ark., but the boycott season is upon us, and graduates of Princeton and Bryn Mawr are demanding “justice” from Wal-Mart, which is not in the justice business but in the groceries, clothes, and car-batteries business. It is easy to scoff, but I am ready to start taking the social-justice warriors’ insipid rhetoric seriously — as soon as two things happen: First, I want to hear from the Wal-Mart-protesting riffraff a definition of “justice” that is something that does not boil down to “I Get What I Want, Irrespective...
  • No evidence links political opponents Cruz ’92, Orman ’91 during time at U. (Princeton)

    10/12/2014 9:43:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Princetonian ^ | October 12, 2014 | Christina Vosbikian
    When U.S. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz ’92 set out on a bus tour last week, kickstarting the campaign for incumbent U.S. Senator from Kansas Pat Roberts, he also set out on a small-scale political battle against Greg Orman ’91, a Senate hopeful with whom Cruz spent three years at the University as an undergraduate. Orman, a businessman and independent candidate, has been accused by the Roberts campaign of being a stealthy democratic candidate. “I’m reminded of another candidate who ran in 2008 who ran on empty promises. He ran on hope and change, and he figured a whole bunch...
  • Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet Disgrace?

    07/14/2014 11:37:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/14/2014 | Ralph Benko
    Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton. Is he leaving in disgrace? Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman thoroughly was indicted and publicly eviscerated for intellectual dishonesty by Harvard’s Niall Ferguson in a hard-hitting three-part series in the Huffington Post, beginning here, and with a coda in Project Syndicate, all summarized at Forbes.com. Ferguson, on Krugman: Where I come from … we do not fear bullies. We despise them. And we do so because we understand that what motivates their bullying is a deep sense of insecurity. Unfortunately for Krugtron the Invincible, his ultimate nightmare...
  • Errant spot of ink causes ‘serious misunderstanding’ of Declaration of Independence, scholar says

    07/05/2014 1:15:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    National Post ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times
    Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives contains a significant error – smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, concerns a period that appears right after...
  • There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens

    05/05/2014 3:10:03 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 65 replies
    http://theprincetontory.com/main/checking-my-privilege-character-as-the-basis-of-privilege/ ^ | Tal Fortgang '17 / April 2, 2014 and not "anonymous on pastebin"
    There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year. The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung. “Check your privilege,” they tell me in a command that...
  • Freshman Shames Ivy League College with His Personal Story About ‘White Privilege’

    04/30/2014 5:39:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4-30-14 | Kyle Becker
    “White privilege.” We’ve heard the phrase used often among left-leaning publications and throughout the esteemed halls of academia. Colleges and universities in America dogmatically teach the narrative that the playing field is unfairly balanced against minorities, while leaving the impression that whites have a cake walk and should not be proud of their achievements. After all, they’ve got it relatively easy. Tal Fortgang is a freshman from New Rochelle, NY who published this remarkable article in The Princeton Tory. It comes via The College Fix: ------------------------------------------------------- There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that...
  • Meet the poster child for “white privilege” – then have your mind blown

    04/29/2014 5:55:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 4/29/14 | Joshua Riddle
    Liberals and feminists loving telling people to “check your privilege”. Tal Fortgang is a Freshman at Princeton, and he checked his privilege, and the Left isn’t going to like it one bit. From the conservative pop culture blog Acculturated: There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year. The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors,...
  • Princeton Study Confirms 'US Is An Oligarchy'

    04/17/2014 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/17/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened. - From a recent...
  • Feminists Outraged Over New Book by ‘Princeton Mom’

    03/22/2014 8:48:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 3-13-2014 | Nathan Harden
    Susan Patton, aka “The Princeton Mom” has finally released her book, Marry Smart, based on the controversial letter she published last year in The Daily Princetonian, which advised young women to focus on finding a husband while in college. Liberal feminists hate the book. I mean, they just hate it. Which makes me want to read it, actually. Anyway, Patton generates so much wrath because she points out one of the big lies behind modern feminism. The lie is this: that to be successful and happy you need to focus on your career and not marriage or children throughout your...
  • The Game That Saved March Madness (Georgetown-Princeton 1989)

    03/19/2014 8:31:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sean Gregory and Alexander Wolff
    I see the rim. I see the rim. A quarter century later, Bob Scrabis can still see the rim. Seven seconds remained in that first round 1989 NCAA tournament game between Princeton and Georgetown when Scrabis, the Tigers’ captain and lone senior, raised up to shoot the basketball. Before the game Scrabis’ own coach, the chronic pessimist Pete Carril, had set the betting line. “I think we’re a billion-to-one to win the whole tournament,” he said. “To beat Georgetown, we’re only 450 million to one.”
  • Politico: Ted Cruz 'Crushed' Gridiron Speech, Even Impressed Democrats

    03/10/2014 4:33:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 3-9-2014 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wowed the beltway elite and even Democrats during Saturday's annual Gridiron event, showing why the Ivy Leaguer has confounded and been vilified by many with whom he shares the same intellectual pedigree. The annual D.C. roast is hosted by the exclusive Gridiron Club, which is composed of D.C.'s mainstream and "elite" journalists. Cruz has degrees from Princeton and Harvard, which those in the permanent political class covet, and he can do their social rituals better than they can. Yet Cruz refuses to be co-opted by them politically, instead choosing to be a staunch conservative who represents...
  • Krugman to leave Princeton for CUNY

    02/28/2014 3:46:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/28/14 10:06 AM EST | Dylan Byers
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman will retire from Princeton University in June 2015 and move to New York, he announced on Friday. […] Krugman credited the move to location and to his increased focus on public policy, specifically income equality …