Why are We Condescending to Indigenous People on Columbus Day?

If we could do it all over, things would be different. That seems to be Americans’ attitude toward the way we treated indigenous people. In a new survey by the polling firm YouGov, released in time for Columbus Day (now renamed Indigenous Peoples Day by various localities including, most recently, Los Angeles), Americans say that … Continued

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Now, Even Dr. Seuss is Politically Incorrect

On September 26, Liz Phipps Soeiro, school librarian at the Cambridgeport Elementary School in upscale Cambridge, Mass., wrote a “thank-you” letter to First Lady Melania Trump for a gift of ten Dr. Seuss books Melania had made to the school in honor of Read a Book Day. The letter would make Miss Manners blanch. It … Continued

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Trump’s Latest Victims: Adjunct Professors?

You know the myth that poverty causes radicalism? Liberals often trot it out when discussing Islamic terrorists: They kill because they’re poor and desperate and Western countries have made them that way. Never mind that the 9/11 hijackers were college educated and middle class. Or that according to one recent British study “youth, wealth, and … Continued

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The Real Message Behind the Statue of a Naked Woman on the National Mall

Washington D.C., a city that welcomes close to twenty million tourists each year, may get a new one: A forty-five-foot statue of a naked woman may be coming from San Francisco to spend several months on the National Mall. The artist, Marco Cochrane, described his intentions in creating this work as follows: “These sculptures are … Continued

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What do the NFL Protesters Really Want?

Before the 2016 football season even started, Colin Kaepernick had been demoted. He had once been a star quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. But after suffering injuries to his shoulder, hand, and knee, his performance was declining, so the 49ers benched him. As he nursed his wounded pride on the sidelines before a preseason … Continued

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Standing Tall for the National Anthem

While all his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates hid in the locker room rather than be put in the position of taking a stand on the protests currently sweeping the National Football League, one player stood apart and stood tall on Sunday for the playing of the national anthem. The controversy, as everyone in the known universe … Continued

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Steph Curry’s Missed Opportunity with Trump

It has become a cliché to note that we are “living in strange days,” but in the era of social media and Donald Trump, what else can one say? This past Friday, two-time NBA Champion guard Steph Curry publicly announced that he was not in favor of his team, the Golden State Warriors, going to … Continued

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The NFL is Playing – Right into Trump’s Hands

This past weekend, Americans tuning in to watch football were met with even more politicization of their sport than last year. In response to tweets from the President, about kneeling or locking arms during the anthem, If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see … Continued

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