Censorship is Coming! New Jersey College Silences a Professor Over a ‘Game of Thrones’ T-shirt

Greg Lukianoff
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Bergen Community College in New Jersey has placed professor Francis Schmidt on leave and is requiring him to meet with a psychiatrist before returning to campus—all for posting this picture of his daughter in a T-shirt quoting the popular HBO television show Game of Thrones.

FIRE’s own Sarah McLaughlin broke the [...]

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The Rule of Law?

No Caesar

Most Americans claim to support the rule of law, especially over the rule of man. There is a good reason for this position: it is a foundational part of the ethos of our nation, one that is voiced (or at least given lip service) by most Americans. There is a long history of its practical [...]

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The Libertarian Podcast: Equal Pay, Discrimination, and Free Markets

Troy Senik, Ed.

Our topic on this week’s installment of the Hoover Institution’s Libertarian podcast is wage discrimination and Professor Epstein is ready for battle.

He explains how free markets destroy the ability for systemic discrimination, why certain media memes persist despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and why President Obama’s pay equity executive order — slight though it might be [...]

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Paul Krugman: Poster Boy for Income Inequality

Pejman Yousefzadeh
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You cannot make this up:

In late February, the City University of New York announced that it had tapped Princeton economist and New York Times blogger Paul Krugman for a distinguished professorship at CUNY’s Graduate Center and its Luxembourg Income Study Center, a research arm devoted to studying income patterns and their effect on inequality.

About that. According to a formal offer letter obtained [...]

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Law Talk With Epstein, Yoo, & Senik
Episode 57: Hoop Dreams

Blue Yeti

The Ricochet University School of Law returns after Spring Break, and the professors are in rare form. This week: a guided tour of the legal questions around the federal income tax; are constitutional amendments a thing of the past?; Richard and John take a visit to the Bundy Ranch; Can Congress bring Lois Lerner to [...]

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All Liberals Go to Heaven — Frank Soto

Frank Soto

Just to be clear, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t believe in your God or heaven. But if you happen to be right about their existence, he is quite certain he’s in.

“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am [...]

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Radio Free Delingpole
Episode 52: James of “Thrones”

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This week, James is joined by noted Game of Thrones expert and Spectator columnist  Ed West. First, is Britain the world’s most sexist country? A Radio Free Delingpole investigation. Then, James and Ed do a deep dive on Thrones. This one is for GoT devotees only — and contains many, MANY spoiler alerts. Consider yourself warned. Then, get [...]

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Adventures in Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Nathan Harden
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These are interesting times for people trying to work out their identities on college campuses. If, for instance, you feel neither male nor female, or in the lingo of the times, if you are “gender non-conforming,” “transsexual,” or “gender questioning,” then you may feel the need to have a bathroom specially designated as gender-neutral. That [...]

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Kill Me, Please! Just Don’t Make Me Read That Book — Tabula Rasa

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Let’s say you’re in prison and you are told you must read a book or be executed. Most of us would muddle through the book, no matter how distasteful.

On the other hand, each of us probably has a list of books so bad that, given a choice between reading one of them and death, we’d [...]

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Why 2 Percent Inflation? Why Not Zero?

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As Jim notes, inflation figures have come out and, depending on which data you use, you might say inflation was 1.5%, 1.7% or something in between. We are told that this is below the Fed’s target of 2%.

Question: Why is a central bank that is told to maintain price stability choosing 2% as its goal? [...]

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Opinion Journal: John Bolton on Obama’s Retreat Doctrine

Mary Kissel, WSJ Editorial Board
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Does President Obama have a coherent foreign policy? Does he even care about the rest of the world? I talked to Ambassador John Bolton today about the President’s foreign-policy approach. Here’s what he had to say:

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Good Thing It Wasn’t an Eight-Track — Jon Gabriel

Jon Gabriel, Ed.

If you weren’t feeling old already, watch these kids trying to figure out a Walkman:

As an ’80s kid, I was very proud of my shiny red Aiwa portable cassette player, complete with auto-reverse and three-bar equalizer. I cut quite the figure with it hanging off my Bugle Boy jeans as I perused Member’s Only jackets [...]

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