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Former Ivy League TA: I Inflated Grades so Students Wouldn't Complain

Higher education has a new motto: "Pampering our students to avoid complaints." At least that is the philosophy of one former teaching assistant from Columbia who now admits to inflating grades so she could avoid dealing with consequences like angry students. Dec 15, 2013 2:23 PM PT

Denver Post Scrubs 'Socialist' from Description of Colorado School Shooter

On the evening of December 13, in which 18-year-old Karl Pierson entered Arapahoe High School and shot two students, The Denver Post published a description of the teen as a "very opinionated socialist." However, by the next day, the description merely read that he was "very opinionated." The word "socialist" was scrubbed without explanation. Dec 15, 2013 8:26 AM PT

'Instagram Direct' Allows Unwanted 'Sexting' from Strangers

Photo sharing app Instagram has unveiled a new feature on its social media service. Users will be able to send photos even to complete strangers who have not chosen to "follow" them, a feature critics say will unleash strangers "sexting" people without warning. Dec 13, 2013 9:05 PM PT

Wall Street Dems: Valerie Jarrett Lacks Any Business Knowledge

In a recent long-form article on the troubles that the banking and investment sectors have had with the destructive policies coming out of the White House, unnamed Democrats told Politico that Rahm Emanuel and, most especially, Valerie Jarrett were not only entirely unresponsive to their concerns, but they actually lacked any knowledge about the industries for which they were tasked with crafting policy--and earned no "respect" because of it. Dec 12, 2013 11:55 PM PT

Revealed: DC Comics Was to Have Featured Rape and Torture of Batgirl

A controversial 1988 comic book in which DC's Joker character tortured and crippled Batgirl and sent photos of her naked and injured to her father has just gotten a new shot of controversy. It has been newly revealed that the original comic was to have more explicitly shown Batgirl's battered body hinting that Joker had not only tortured her but raped her, as well. Dec 9, 2013 1:19 PM PT

New York Magazine Cutting Publication Schedule

The publishing industry continues to have its problems in this modern era of electronic communication and the latest bastion of print to resort to cuts to stay in operation is New York Magazine. Dec 2, 2013 11:12 AM PT

Common Core Teaching Gettysburg Address Without Teaching Civil War

Recently, a perfect example came to light of the propensity of the Common Core curriculum to teach to a test instead of teaching to comprehend. It was revealed that a teaching unit on Lincoln's famed Gettysburg Address instructs that students read the text but warns teachers not to inform kids what the speech was for, when it was made, or tell them about the Civil War that spawned the famed presidential message. Dec 1, 2013 1:40 PM PT

Thanksgiving Sales May Depose Black Friday as Biggest Day for Retailers

Consumers nationwide have criticized this year's trend of retailers opening on Thanksgiving Day, saying that for many it has ruined the traditional family time so many cherish, but retailers may also find that because of the earlier opening, traditional "Black Friday" sales will be lighter. Nov 28, 2013 8:17 PM PT

NYT Slams New Ronald Reagan Book by MSNBC's Chris Matthews

For the New York Times Sunday book review, historian David Greenberg of Rutgers University writes a devastating review of MSNBC host Chris Matthews' new book about Ronald Reagan and Reagan era Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill. Greenberg's essential judgment is that the basis for Matthews' entire thesis is false history. Nov 24, 2013 4:42 AM PT

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