December 2022

“Woke” English Course at U.S. College

Following is excerpted from the actual course description of Reading and Writing Gender and Sexuality ENGL 214 at Kenyon College, where annual fees are “upwards of $80,000.” “This course serves as an introduction to queer and transfeminist theories and practices in gender and sexuality studies. Conceptualized through its intersections with race, ethnicity, coloniality, class, and

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Apple Dancing to China’s Censorship Tune

“Apple threatened at least one developer with banishment from the company’s lucrative App Store if they didn’t remove all search engine returns regarding COVID-19 from their library application. LBRY bills itself as ‘an open, free, and fair network for digital content,’ designed to circumvent social media and government controls. But the company told Twitter owner

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The Masking of America

“In its worldwide impact, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the worst in a century. As a threat to Americans’ health, however, it is closer to the 1968 Hong Kong flu or the 1957 Asian flu—neither of which noticeably altered Americans’ everyday lives—than to the 1918 Spanish flu. In a head-to-head comparison, COVID-19 makes the Spanish

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Hundreds Leaving the United Methodist Church

Hundreds of congregations are leaving the United Methodist Church (UMC) over the issues of ordaining homosexual pastors and hosting same-sex marriages. Though the denomination officially bans these things, and its Book of Doctrine says, “the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,” many congregations have flaunted homosexual rights. The result is a large ongoing

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