Minnesota Golf Club Pays Damages After Canceling Conservative Event

A Rochester country club reimbursed the Center of the American Experiment $5,300 last week to settle a lawsuit after abruptly canceling the group’s public safety event in March.

American Experiment filed a lawsuit in Olmsted County District Court accusing Rochester Golf and Country Club of a breach of contract after “leftist activists” pressured the venue with an online petition signed by 90 people. The center said it was only given a two-day notice of the cancellation.

The think tank said around 50 attendees were “left standing in the parking lot … because of the last-minute arbitrary cancellation.”

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Campus Speech Police Update: One Professor Investigated for Tweet Reclaims Job as Another Loses His

After more than four months in limbo, constitutional law professor Ilya Shapiro has been cleared to take the reins of Georgetown Law’s Center for the Constitution.

The university had placed the libertarian legal scholar on paid leave in January for his clumsily worded “lesser black woman” tweet about President Biden’s pledge to consider only black women in his search for a successor to retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

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Commentary: Mainstream Media Newspapers Are Stubborn About Correcting Errors

Many iconic U.S. newspapers sport slogans that seek to explain their mission – and self-image. “All the News That’s Fit to Print” has been called “the seven most famous words in American journalism.” “Democracy Dies in Darkness” was an overtly partisan call to arms. But the most telling section of a newspaper’s true values is its “Corrections” page. That’s where journalism distinguishes itself from just about every other profession, routinely and straightforwardly admitting its mistakes. Who else does that?

It is a soul-crushing enterprise. A single misspelled name is all it takes to ruin an otherwise stellar article. We reporters may forget the topic of the piece we wrote last week, while the error five years ago is seared into our memories. But it is also crucial: Reader trust is the lifeblood of journalism. If you can’t believe what you read, why bother?

And yet, we do get things wrong all the time. Despite the self-righteous claims of too many news outlets, journalists don’t print The Truth. The “first draft of history” is necessarily messy and incomplete. What journalists have long promised readers is that we will do our best to get the story right initially and then set the record straight when better information emerges. This isn’t solely a commitment to high-minded ethics. It is also transactional: Journalists can so readily acknowledge errors because readers honor and reward our honesty. They forgive us our trespasses because we acknowledge them.

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Hundreds of Sociology Syllabi Contain Liberal Bias Across Assignments and Readings, Survey Finds

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, Campus Reform obtained copies of the syllabi from Spring 2021 undergraduate sociology classes at six universities.

Universities include: the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State University–Columbus, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign.

In total, Campus Reform surveyed 201 undergraduate course syllabi across these institutions. This number included 25 100-level introduction to sociology courses, which are sometimes taken by non-majors to fulfill general education requirements. The results of the survey, divided into the categories of assignments, biased language, and common textbooks and readings, are below.

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Network of Enlightened Women-Nashville Chapter President Allison Santa Rita Talks Challenges on Being a Conservative at Belmont University

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the president of the Network of Enlightened Women in Nashville, Allison Santa Rita to the studio to discuss the bias she and her fellow conservative women members have received on Belmont’s campus.

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Host Leahy and All-Star Panelist Ben Cunningham Discuss Delusional Liberal Leadership and Their Moral Superiority Over Trump Supporters

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Ben Cunningham to the studio to reflect on the election night and the moral superiority of the left.

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Most Widely Used U.S. History Book ‘Is a Thoroughly Unreliable Narrator’ Promoting Democrats While Belittling Republicans, Report Says

An organization promoting American history says that the most widely used history book ever is jam-packed with partisanship and historical revisionism.

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Three Student Journalists Sue University for Covering Up Teacher’s Role in Anti-Trump Campus Rally

by Kyle Perisic   Three student journalists have filed a lawsuit against their Illinois university and an instructor, alleging that the teacher grabbed and broke a smartphone as they tried to report on an anti-Trump rally. The three students’ federal suit against the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and instructor Tariq Khan says…

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Commentary: How the Closing of the Campus Mind Threatens Freedom

by Barry Brownstein   “Our ignorance is sobering and boundless,” philosopher Karl Popper famously observed. Popper continued with what could be a credo for humble individuals willing to admit the limits of individual knowledge: “With each step forward, with each problem which we solve, we not only discover new and unsolved problems,…

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‘Facebook’s Treatment of Diamond and Silk’ Is ‘Latest Example of Censoring Conservative Voices’

Something isn’t adding up here. Wednesday was day two of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional hearings, and as with the Senate’s questioning on day one, members of the House of Representatives repeatedly referenced the social media giant’s reported squelching of Diamond and Silk on its platform. The North Carolina-based sisters,…

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Student Says He Was ‘Demoted’ for Expressing Pro-Second Amendment Views

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Quade Lancaster, a military veteran and student at a Texas community college, told Campus Reform that he was demoted from president to vice president of the school’s Student Government Association (SGA) as a result of expressing pro-Second Amendment sentiments during a private conversation. It’s a curious case.

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GWU Offering ‘Christian Privilege’ Training For Students And Faculty

George Washington University is offering a free training session to students and faculty who want to learn about their “Christian privilege.” The session will teach students and faculty that Christians “receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country” and “experience life in an easier way than non-Christians,”…

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High School Teacher Julianne Benzel On Leave After Questioning if Schools Would Support Pro-Life Walkout

A California high school teacher was placed on paid administrative leave this week after she pointed out an apparent double standard surrounding Wednesday’s national school walkout against gun violence. Thousands of students across the country walked out of classes Wednesday to protest gun violence in honor of the 17 students…

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