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Groupthink in Academia: The Will to Submit

Jack Kerwick, “Groupthink” is a phenomenon that social psychologists know well.  It was in 1972 that Irving Janis first coined the term, and since this time the concept of groupthink has been applied to the study of decision-making in various contexts. However, all too rarely have scholars analyzed academia in terms of groupthink.  Yet there

Cultural Appropriation: A Modest Proposal

Michael Barone, “Cultural appropriation” has become the latest evil denounced by soi-disant social justice warriors, on campus and off. Examples: “I was taught that white people shouldn’t listen to rap music because it’s cultural appropriation and could be offensive to my classmates,” writes Pomona College student Steven Glick in The Washington Post. Young women wearing

House Intel demands Trump provide proof of Obama wiretapping by MONDAY

Trump has asked Congress to investigate. Donald Trump must provide proof that Barack Obama ordered a wiretap on him during his presidential campaign by Monday, a bipartisan group from the House intelligence committee, has said. Last week Trump tweeted: ‘Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the

WikiLeaks reveal proof we are sliding down the slippery slope toward totalitarianism

Dennis Kucinich, The U.S. government must get a grip on the massive opening that the CIA, through its misfeasance, nonfeasance and malfeasance, has created. If Tuesday’s WikiLeaks document dump is authentic, as it appears to be, then the agency left open electronic gateways that make all Americans vulnerable to spying, eavesdropping and technological manipulation that

The New Edge of Intolerance

Debra J. Saunders, Last weekend, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick informed his employees that he would stay on President Trump’s economic advisory council, even though he, like much of his staff, vehemently opposed many Trump platforms. By Thursday, Kalanick resigned from the panel. The ride-sharing czar’s swift reversal is a sign of the divide widening across

Obama’s “Evidence” Against Russia Falls Flat

Cliff Kincaid, AIM The Democrats have been saying that there’s proof that the Russians hacked into Democratic Party computers for the purpose of obtaining and planting information that would help elect Donald J. Trump as president. But the proof wasn’t provided when President Obama issued an executive order and announced the expulsions of Russians from