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  • Critical Race Theory in School Collides with the Law

    May 25, 2021

    Some school districts that implement critical race theory are facing challenges, like in Nevada, where one school has come up against the law, as a senior has sued the school, alleging that it gave him a failing grade because he refused to openly confess his privilege, which, according to the student’s attorneys, violates constitutional and statutory rights.

  • Student Arrested for Racist Comments Raises Free Speech Concerns

    May 24, 2021

    Free speech groups are calling the arrest of a Connecticut high school student accused of posting racist comments about a Black classmate on social media an unusual move by police that raises First Amendment issues.

  • Soviet Style Crackdown on Russian Opposition

    May 19, 2021

    As the Russian government continues to crackdown on opposition, labeling them with terrorists as « extremists », concerns are being raised as to whether or not the Kremlin is returning to soviet techniques.

  • The Hill: Biden Set to Waive sanctions for Nord Stream 2

    May 19, 2021

    The U.S. State Department is set to waive sanctions that would affect the construction of a Russian company’s pipeline into Germany, putting forward that there is sanctionable conduct but the department will suspend the application of sanctions citing the potential pressure it would bring to the U.S.-German relationship.

  • Trump’s 1776 Commission Combats Biden’s Critical Race Education

    May 19, 2021

    Despite being banned by President Biden, Former President Trump’s 1776 Commission continues its fight to promote pro-americas curriculum and has recently sent a letter to the Department of Education urging against the Biden administrations goals of requiring critical race theory in America’s classrooms.

  • Shalin: Hofstadter’s Warning of University Decline Has Been Ignored

    May 13, 2021

    Director of Policy Analysis at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, Jay Schalin analyses Historian Richard Hofstadter’s unheeded warnings in the 1960’s to academia to be wary of politicizing the university, which Schalin highlights has led to today’s « woke » campus.

  • States Limit use of Facial Recognition by Police

    May 10, 2021

    At least seven states and nearly two dozen cities have limited the use of facial recognition technology to solve crimes, like human trafficking, as concerns are rising over civil rights violations, racial bias and invasion of privacy.

  • China Cuts Diplomatic Talks with Australia

    May 06, 2021

    Following recent clashes over various issues including a private probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic and the banning of Huawei’s 5G network, China has cut off a channel for diplomatic and trade talks with Australia.

  • Pro-Democracy Teachers Banned in Hong Kong

    May 05, 2021

    The total is now up to four teachers in Hong Kong who have been banned due to their participation in the 2019 pro-democracy protests as well as for using pro-democracy material in the classroom, which Beijing considers hostile to the nation and Chinese people.

  • G7 Foreign Ministers Meet in London

    May 05, 2021

    G7 foreign ministers met in London for their first face-to-face talks in more than two years this week, calling for urgent action to tackle the most pressing global threats, including U.S. Secretary of State Blinken who reiterated the U.S’.s commitment to the « international rules-based order ».

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