Cyra Akila Choudhury (FIU): In the Shadow of Gaslight: Reflections on Identity, Diversity, and the Distribution of Power in the Academy. A call to abolish Greek life: It’s a hotbed of racism and sexism — why do we still support it? Universities have a sexual harassment problem — can they fix it? The instinct to protect each other: Eric Nelson interviews Vanessa Grigoriadis, author of Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power and Consent on Campus. The trolls of academe: WJT Mitchell on making safe spaces into brave spaces. Why “social justice warriors” are the true defenders of free speech and open debate: Critics misunderstand what makes for the best debates — and the best educated students.


Margaret H. Lemos and Guy-Uriel E. Charles (Duke): Patriotic Philanthropy? Financing the State with Gifts to Government. The decline of the New Criterion: John Ganz on how one of conservativism’s highest brows went all-in for Trump. Donald Trump, Davos Man: Why a supposed economic populist will fit right in at the annual conference for the ultra-elite. Steve Bannon in “denial” after he’s kicked out of Breitbart. White House admits it has zero evidence of voter fraud in 2016 election. Neurodiversity and the policing of the norm: Brad Evans interviews Erin Manning of Concordia University. White House official floated withdrawing U.S. forces to please Putin. American reams: Why a “paperless world” still hasn’t happened.

Confused Trump tricked by Fox News into opposing his own surveillance bill. Fox News could end this presidency tomorrow — but it doesn’t dare. Foreign spies are watching — and probably targeting — Fox News Channel.


Trump is mad that “Sneaky Dianne Feinstein” debunked a key Republican theory on Trump and Russia. The crime is worse than the coverup: Leaked testimony paints a tidy contrast between those working in good-faith to uncover the truth, and those trying to protect Donald Trump from justice. Mueller’s obstruction of justice case against Trump looks damning: This should worry Trump even more than allegations of collusion. Trump under oath is a different person: What the president’s previous depositions suggest about how his interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller might go.

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