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UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Faces a Costly Suspension

theatlantic.com — Linda Katehi has been put on paid leave for 90 days while investigators probe allegations of nepotism, conflicts of interest, and squandering public money on PR. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > For now, embattled Chancellor Linda Katehi has been removed from her post at UC Davis, where scores of student activists have demanded her ouster in recent months.

San Francisco's Epidemic of Car Break-Ins

theatlantic.com — When progressive leaders decline to keep their cities safe, they invite over-reactions and excessively punitive approaches. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > San Francisco is among America's richest cities. Its budget is nearly $9 billion a year.

Left Outside the Social-Justice Movement's Small Tent

theatlantic.com — Why a high school senior feels alienated from activist groups that share causes in which he believes. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now >

The Tools of Campus Activists at UC Davis Are Being Turned Against Them

theatlantic.com — Students working to force the resignation of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi to resign face critics using the language of social justice to attack them. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > At UC Davis, where student activists still hope to oust Chancellor Linda Katehi, critics of their activism are using concepts like "safe space" and "hostile climate" to attack it.

How Americans Became So Sensitive to Harm, Cont'd

theatlantic.com — Yesterday I published an article on "concept creep" in the field of psychology, arguing that concepts like abuse, bullying, trauma, mental disorder, addiction, and prejudice "now encompass a much broader range of phenomena than before," and that these expanded meanings reflect "an ever-increasing sensitivity to harm."

How 'Concept Creep' Made Americans So Sensitive to Harm

theatlantic.com — A recently published paper explains how "concept creep" in the field of psychology has reshaped many aspects of modern society. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > A mother leaves her son in the car while popping into a store at a strip mall.

Sheriff Tom Dart's Efforts to Flood Chicago's Jails With Sunlight

theatlantic.com — Then, last week, he took a very unusual step: "He decided to release videos in cases where a civilian oversight board has sustained allegations of excessive force without waiting for Freedom of Information Act requests," the Washington Post reports. He declared, "The public has a right to know when officers abuse the public trust."

UC Davis's Expensive Campaign to Scrub a Pepper-Spraying Incident From the Web

theatlantic.com — The university spent at least $175,000 dollars to remove "references to the pepper spray incident in search results on Google for the university and the Chancellor."

The Senate's Anti-Encryption Bill Could Become a Problem

govexec.com — And you'd never quite know who was spying on you, because the backdoor that the legislation effectively mandates could be exploited by any hacker savvy enough to open it. The legislation is so poorly written that it would render many common products used without any ill-effect illegal, Isaac Potoczny-Jones explains.

Ohio State Turns the Concept of 'Safe Space' Against Student Protesters

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May 01, 2016

I've always liked Columbus day doubling as indigenous people day. & maybe there could be a victims of colonialism day on Kipling's birthday.I've always liked Columbus day doubling as indigenous people day. & maybe there could be a victims of colonialism day on Kipling's birthday.

May 01, 2016

Ilya Somin makes the case for Victims of Communism Day in the Washington Post: washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-co…

May 01, 2016

@HeerJeet I've been hugely disappointed by him. But I'd take 4 more years over Trump or Hillary in a heartbeat.

May 01, 2016

@WellYeahTono @BlueRepubMN @BillStewart415 It would be if I were equating them. FYI, I'd prefer a Sanders win.

Apr 30, 2016

@BlueRepubMN Saving President Lincoln @BillStewart415 no, i'm using capitalism as shorthand for relatively capitalistic

Apr 30, 2016

RT @CatoInstitute: If you make more than $32,400 per year, you are in the top 1 percent of the richest people in the world! j.mp/1SoPZZbY2eb8Yt

Apr 30, 2016

@BillStewart415 Of course capitalist countries aren't "morally pure" –– no countries are, ever, in world history.


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