Almost everyday, on College Walk,
members of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) set up a
small table and aggressively flag passing students down to talk to them
about how racist the NYPD are. Every year students at Columbia University, and across the country, participate in the Take Back the Night March an event that promotes itself with pictures of bananas and underwear and the slogan "Got Consent?".
Question: What do these two movements have in common?
Answer: A complete refusal of reality.
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Columbia University screened the Wayne Kopping film, Obsession.
In the spirit of diversity, the College Republicans extended an
invitation to all groups who may have had an objection
to the screening. But why would anyone object to the free
exchange of ideas, especially on a college campus, where the goal to
challenge the student and encourage thought are plainly stated on the
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It seems strange that something as momentous as the Supreme Court upholding the ban on partial-birth abortion
would take place without media fanfare. It may be the disturbing
parallels the American public would make with the massacre of students
at Virginia Tech. Of course, abortion is the third-rail of public
discourse, but the practice of choosing to eliminate the unborn should
not go unchallenged, and fortunately in this country, there are those
who feel passionate enough about this issue to oppose it.
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Virginia Tech story unfolds, it's a natural tendency to want to attempt
understand such a mindboggling event. Different members of the
public discourse attack this problem from different angles. Some
will investigate the university and their role in student safety. Others are talking about the police and their response to the incident. Anti-depressants are mentioned as a possible explanation for the shooter's behavior, and many anti-gun
proponents see this as justification for their gun control platform. A group of Asian journalist, feel racism may play some role in this loss of life.
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