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U.S. senators to introduce bill to secure ‘internet of things’

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday plans to introduce legislation seeking to address vulnerabilities in computing devices embedded in everyday objects – known in the tech industry as the “internet of things” – which experts have long warned poses a threat to global cyber security. The new bill would require vendors that provide

Library fines too stressful for Harvard students? What’s next for our kids

Cabot Phillips, This week, Harvard University announced that its libraries will be doing away with their traditional 50 cent-per-day late fee on overdue books. Some might assume Harvard is terminating the fees because the school simply no longer needs the money. After all, the “private” university does receive billions in tax breaks every year. No, finances had

U.S. House votes to begin repealing Obamacare

U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of repealing Democratic President Barack Obama’s landmark health insurance law. The House of Representatives voted 227-198 to instruct committees to draft legislation by a target date

Esteemed Journalism Centers Veer More Openly Left

Jim Stinson, In the age of Trump, the arbiters of ethical press behavior show more bias. Despite upheavals in the way Americans consume news, liberals still control powerful perches overseeing much of the U.S. media, and still dominate the levers of control of journalism education, and influence over direction. Within this sector, dissent is not

Here’s How We Solve Impending Student Loan Disaster

Wayne Allyn Root, For those of you who are unaware, America is facing a student loan disaster. The facts are frightening. Student debt is now in excess of $1.2 trillion. Yes, TRILLION. To put that in perspective, student debt is more than the total of all of America’s credit card debt. Now comes the really

Jeff Sessions Responds To Clinton Declaration Of Global ‘Right’ To Immigrate

“In a telling admission, Hillary Clinton’s campaign indicated it disagrees with the fundamental premise the world does not have a right to immigrate to the United States. In so admitting, Hillary Clinton’s campaign revealed the true extent of her radical views on immigration—which apparently are that anyone has the right to demand entry into the

STUDY: Diversity Programs Actually Harm Women And Racial Minorities

Daily Caller, The authors found that mandatory diversity training programs, hiring tests and grievance reporting systems all “make firms less diverse, not more.” A new study published in the Harvard Business Review finds that most workplace diversity programs — including mandatory diversity training programs — actually harm the very people such programs are usually meant to protect:

Walter E. Williams: Purification of America

In 2008, Barack Obama promised a fundamental transformation of America. Where that promise has gone unfulfilled the most is in areas of sexual and racial discrimination. What’s worse is the official sanction given to such discrimination. Let’s look at some of it. Visit just about any California men’s prison and you will see that one’s

Harvard to ban members of single-sex clubs from leadership roles

Harvard University will prohibit members of single-sex clubs, fraternities and sororities, from serving in leadership roles beginning in the fall of 2017 in an effort to discourage sexual discrimination on campus, officials said on Friday. The Ivy League school has long been trying to stamp out single-sex clubs, which it stopped formally recognizing in 1984,

You Blew It! World’s Free University is Sadly Biased

 Bengali-American educator Salman Khan is a brilliant reformer who wants to bring a free education to everyone in the world. With degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, and a background in the financial world, he decided to create a “free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere” through his Khan Academy. His story

Dartmouth Battles Online Ads Claiming Campus ˜Rape Problem’

 Dartmouth College, which reported in February that undergraduate applications slid 14 percent this year, is now battling online advertisements claiming that the school has a “rape problem.” The ads, aimed through Facebook and Web browsers at prospective and current students, along with alumni, have been seen about 60,000 times since they began running a little