The Left’s War on Words

Between articles titled “You’ll Never Believe What Happened After This Quadriplegic Six-Year-Old Gave This Homeless Person a Sandwich” and “Why Everyone Including the Taliban Needs More Beyoncé,” my Facebook newsfeed this summer displayed a disturbing trend of articles and rants comparing the Israel’s military operations to the tactics of Nazi Germany.  This deliberate mischaracterization and mislabeling of Israel’s actions in the latest Gaza conflict continued outside of cyberspace as well, with pro-Palestinian protestors carrying signs reading “Israel=Genocide” and “Netanyahu=Hitler.”

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Let the Law Handle Sexual Assault

A Hamilton College “task force” convened over the summer to update the college’s sexual assault policies. On September 5th it presented a draft of its recommended policy updates in a meeting open to students and professors. A federal crackdown on sexual assault policies is putting pressure on school administrations to dodge federal inquiry and appear “tough” on sexual assault. In doing so, they have almost completely left behind the central issue: justice for the victims. 

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Republican Support for Over-the-Counter Birth Control

Smiling women sit in a circle, cheering. A politician stands in the center, promising improved access to birth control by making the medicine available over the counter. Everything seems typical in the campaign ad during an election cycle where birth control is a contentious issue. But it isn’t. The star of the ad is Congressman Cory Gardner, a Republican candidate in Colorado. 

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