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Campus Turmoil and the Free Market of Ideas

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We are in a time of heightened political correctness which is beginning to disturb many in the academy and the wider public. Political correctness is not a new phenomenon, but it largely subsided for the first decade of the 2000s before returning with a vengeance in the last few years.

Why Are Americans So Uptight About Religion?

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In America, it seems religious sanitation, not religious accommodation, is the direction we’re heading. Rather than affirming and valuing the diversity of (what might seem) strange, divergent, and conflicting religious views of our citizens, we attempt to enforce an impossible form of religious neutrality.

Gentrification: A Blessing or a Plague?

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For those of us living in any one of America’s large cities (New York, Washington, etc.), gentrification is likely a term we are familiar with. Over the last decade or so, these cities—many of which had become known for their high levels of poverty and crime—have experienced an influx of wealthy, educated residents.

The Important Truth I Heard Over an Airport PA System

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“Security is everyone’s responsibility…” As it rarely is, my attention was caught by the voice on the airport PA system. Over the years, I’ve become used to the obnoxious drone, “Is that your bag?” but this was new. I replayed the message in my mind: “Security is everyone’s responsibility.” This was more than a generic public service announcement. Perhaps[...]