Reckless Rhetoric and Its Consequences

(Evan Vucci/AP)

“By constantly calling President Trump an existential threat to democracy and comparing him so often to Hitler, many in the press need to be held accountable for demonizing his millions of voters and tilling the fertile soil that produced Crooks and others like him, yet to surface.”

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What Happened to Columbia University?

Seventy years of an educational ideology steeped in ‘openness’ has wreaked havoc on the United States, and what we see at Columbia University (and at other American universities) is clear proof of that.”

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When They’ll Do Anything to Stop Him

(Former President Donald Trump campaigns in Iowa on December 2, 2023. (Scott Olson/Getty Images))

“Although the Biden administration and his State Department are rightfully quick to denounce the persecution of Navalny and how Russia conducts its elections, there are many parallels between the Navalny saga and what is happening in the United States as we approach the 2024 United States presidential election.”

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Why I Left the Democratic Party to Support Donald Trump

(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

“I realized that if my Columbia education were to have any meaning, I would have to be bold and risk my music career and go public with my support of President Trump, who was the President of the United States at the time of my graduation in 2017.”

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Black Lives Matter’s Shameful Response to the Attacks on Israel

A Palestinian flag at a Black Lives Matter march in Cleveland, Ohio in 2020. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Meanwhile, the silence of companies such as Ben and Jerry’s that claim to support injustice is deafening. Clearly, when the issue of state-sponsored violence against the nation of Israel is in question, silence is an option…”

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The Stale Defeatism of the “Chomsky/Carlin Thesis”

While criticizing the United States, Chomsky, Senator Bernie Sanders, those at outlets such as The Grayzone, and some of my friends have defended the likes of Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro.”

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Review: Stephan Haggard and Robert Kaufman’s “Backsliding”

(Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE)

“With that said, there is considerably more to democratic regression than the simplistic idea of evil, right-wing leaders whose ideas resonate with bad people.”

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Letter to the Editor: A Much-Needed Reality Check

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Writers like Koenig would be wise to recognize that when it comes to the intense, tribalistic, and bad-faith rhetoric (and actions) that have contributed to American decline, there are at least two sides to the story.”

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When the Press Is Just as Guilty of “Election Interference”

(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

“As for now, journalists of Goldberg’s type are simply in the electoral interference business; and they just so happen to be doing it from within the United States’ own borders and from beneath the mastheads of once-respected magazines.”

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The Unimaginative Hysteria of Umair Haque

“Never mind that it is the Trump administration standing up for Uyghur Muslims, actual victims of genocide, by imposing sanctions on CPC officials this past week.”

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Finding Common Ground in Times of Anguish

(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

My progressive friends and I are united in wanting to see an end to police brutality, even though we may differ when it comes to the means to bring that about.”

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Watching William F. Buckley and James Baldwin at Columbia

(Dave Pickoff/AP)

“At age 55, I was the oldest in my class of about 20 students, and most of my classmates were between the ages of 18 and 21.”

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The Travesty of Comparing Jordan Peterson to Hitler

(Chris Baamonde)

“Not only ought Gabriel Andrade resist implying there are parallels to be found by Peterson and Hitler, but he also should keep in mind how many lives have been positively changed thanks to his ideas.”

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The Best Argument For Jordan Peterson: My Friend, Fred


But again, this aside, Jordan Peterson’s lessons of personal responsibility and taking charge of one’s life are actually helping people, which brings me to my friend, Fred.”

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As a Columbia Grad, I Oppose This Latest On-Campus Activism

(Aliya Schneider/Columbia Spector)

“It seems, unfortunately, today that there are far too few who are willing to defend Columbia University’s heritage, which so many now take for granted.

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