by Abbie Nehring, Propublica
Update July 29: We have updated this article to include the responses universities gave to the stories.
During their time at college, the Department of Justice estimates one in five women will be sexually assaulted, and as many as 95 percent of the cases go unreported.
So how are colleges failing to protect students from sexual assault? We sorted through the reporting to highlight a few cases that show the system’s greatest shortcomings. Continue reading
by Mike Lofgren, Truthout
One of the many things I learned in government is that the investigative commissions which inquire into a scandal, disaster or atrocity are usually intended to bury the real causes of the incident and trumpet other circumstantial or irrelevant details as if they are shocking or novel. In other words, commissions are cover-ups pretending to be exposés. This is not always the case, but as the stakes rise, it becomes the accepted practice. Continue reading
by Jim Goad, Taki’s Magazine
Every time I hear that we live under a “patriarchy,” I close my eyes, click my heels, snap my fingers, and wish that it were true. But when I open my eyes, it’s obvious that men in the West are demoralized and in a pitiful state of disarray. Men have very little group consciousness, if any, these days. Conversely, it is quite clear that women are in a state of Peak Hive Mind and will eagerly devour the babies of any female who does not goosestep in lockstep with third-wave grrl-power feminism. Continue reading
from Retraction Watch
The Office of Research Integrity has sanctioned a former researcher in the lab of Linda Buck, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for falsifying data in two papers written with the support of grants from the National Institutes of Health.
The researcher, Zou Zhihua, worked with Buck as a post-doc at Harvard and then at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle, Buck’s current home. After leaving there in 2005, he spent three years at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and now appears to be a faculty member at Jilin University in China. Continue reading
by Thomas Lifson, American Thinker
The IRS scandal has just gained another dimension, and it is more than a “smidgen.” Emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee show that the State Department was involved in the IRS’s attempt to deny tax-exempt status to Z-Street, the pro-Israel organization founded and run by AT contributor Lori Lowenthal Marcus, based on Z-Street’s pro-Israel positions that conflicted with Obama administration policy. This is known as “viewpoint discrimination,” and is strictly illegal.
The Wall Street Journal explains what has been uncovered: Continue reading
Carol Brown, American Thinker
Jorge Ramos of Fusion TV recently interviewed Hillary Clinton. In discussing the war between Hamas and Israel, Clinton managed to say at least half a dozen outrageous things in a span of just 2 minutes. Continue reading
by Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch
Once again, the Obama Administration shows no sign of recognizing the fact that Hamas intentionally mounts attacks from civilian areas, deceptively labels military casualties as civilians, and tries to provoke civilian casualties that it can use for propaganda purposes. How long before Obama comes out openly for Hamas?
“Susan Rice: Gaza death toll ‘alarming,’” by Jonathan Topaz, Politico, July 28, 2014: Continue reading
by Dina Demetrius, Aljazeera
LOS ANGELES – At Pod 172, the men are evaluated in shackles, before they’re given permanent housing in the nation’s largest caretaking facility of the mentally ill: The Los Angeles County Jail.
At the Inmate Reception Center of the Twin Towers Jail, inmates are booked, screened and evaluated for their physical and mental health. When we visited earlier this month, 4,287 were detained in special housing there. The Department of Mental Health projects up to a 50 percent increase in the next five years. Continue reading
by Rosalind Adams, The Center for Public Integrity
BOGOTA, Colombia — Cesar Florez is often hesitant to answer his phone because there might be another death threat at the end of the line. Sometimes the threat comes in a phone call, other times in a text message or an email. In April, flyers were posted in the restroom stalls at Florez’s workplace, declaring him and his colleagues “permanent military targets.” Continue reading
by Charles Hurt, Breitbart
Anyone who wants a glimpse of America’s Third World future can just take a gander at Detroit.
Things have gotten so bad that Detroit residents are fighting over the only thing more urgently necessary than food and weapons when nature reclaims its authority over civilization.
Even gasoline and fire can be lived without. But not water. Continue reading