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Israel, academic freedom, and my alma mater

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Steven Salaita lost his job at the University of Illinois after posting over-the-top tweets critical of Israel.
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“There’s no ‘burnable carbon’. We need massive reductions & sustainable infrastructure.”

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Cruickshank would “Tea Party” Democrats to get better candidates, especially in primaries, and act from strength.
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John Oliver on the NFL’s ongoing domestic abuse scandal (video)

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Oliver’s barbs were directed at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who didn’t shine at a recent press conference.
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You’re upset Obama saluted a soldier while holding a cup?

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I bet you must have howled when Bush sent thousands of them to die in an unnecessary war.
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Woman secretly films life in ISIS’ capital in Syria (video)

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She reports that 150 French women have joined the ISIS enclave.
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A kinder and gentler atheism? Puhleez.

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Why this atheist will be ignoring the “Atheist Positivity Challenge.” Our problem isn’t that we’re too mean.
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Alaska TV reporter quits job on-air over pot legalization (video)

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“F*ck it, I quit.”
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Did Ken Burns “in” Eleanor Roosevelt?

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Are we still at the point where we can’t publicly discuss the question of whether Mrs. Roosevelt was gay?
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John Oliver exposes Miss America Pageant scholarship debacle (video)

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Miss America claims to provide $45m in scholarships. It’s more like half a million.
GOP Senate candidate in Oregon, Monica Wehby.

Politics is plagiarism

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We shouldn’t be shocked when campaigns plagiarize. It’s all politicians ever do nowadays.
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