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Ann Coulter’s Terrible New Trump Book

BY JOHN K. WILSON Today, Ann Coulter published her latest book, sure to be another best-seller: In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome. I know, the very stupid subtitle makes no sense, in Latin or English, because Coulter hates immigrants and thinks America is being destroyed by too much “pluribus.” Maybe her publisher thought “Unum…

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DePaul Bans Campus Speaker

BY JOHN K. WILSON DePaul University has banned conservative pundit Ben Shapiro from speaking on campus to the Young Americans for Freedom student group. Bob Janis, Vice President of Facilities Operations at DePaul, sent an email declaring, “Given the experiences and security concerns that some other schools have had with Ben Shapiro speaking on their…

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Scholars at Risk Conference Livestream

Today is the start of the Scholars at Risk 2016 Global Congress, “Universities in a Dangerous World: Defending Higher Education Communities and Values” at McGill University in Montreal. If you are not fortunate enough to be in Montreal in person with us, you can watch a livestream of all the events beginning today at 1pm…

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If Donald Trump Were a Woman

BY JOHN K. WILSON Donald Trump’s sexism parade is on full march now that a woman is his clear opponent. He announced, “Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote.” Like most of what comes out of Trump’s mouth, it was incredibly stupid. Not only is…

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Gov. Rauner Appoints a Right-Wing Crackpot to Represent Faculty on the Illinois Board of Higher Ed

John Bambenek has been appointed to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) by Gov. Bruce Rauner (but must still be approved by the Illinois Senate). Bambenek (an adjunct who teaches classes on cybersecurity at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is listed as the sole “representative of faculty” on the IBHE. Rauner wanted someone…