By Pardes Seleh
After a long, tedious struggle with anti-Israel harassment from administrators and student members of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a former graduate student body president has decided to leave his UCLA education behind, in his quest for a less hostile learning environment.
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By Howard Baetjer
Pretend you are a poor, single parent of two in Chicago, earning $12 an hour, working full time, and determined to do what is best for your family. And suppose your employer, impressed with your work, offers you training for and promotion to a new job paying $15. Should you take the offer?
It sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s not.
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A BALLROOM FOR THE DOOMED
By Annika Hernroth-Rothstein
My friend places a small piece of chocolate in front of me, wrapped in silver paper carrying a meticulously designed logo that reads “Annual conference against anti-Semitism.” This piece of chocolate is a perfect symbol of everything that has been driving me crazy for the last few years, and despite its nifty design, it makes me feel both angry and disheartened.
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Most of the world stands against Israel. Historically, that has been the usual state of affairs between Jews and the rest of the world. In that august body called the United Nations, if you ask a majority of its members they will say that Israel’s building of homes (which they call derisively “settlements”) in the West Bank is completely illegal. Why is it illegal, you ask? The answer will be that it is illegal because a majority of members of the U.N.say it is.
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Muslims and Arabs who openly identify as Zionists are growing in number – powered by the freer flow of information and ideas made possible by social media and the search for answers in the wake of the Arab Spring and Islamist terror.
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Politicians at the federal level always try to sell the United States as a singular nation. Hillary Clinton peddled this myth during her speech at the Democratic National Convention:
“When representatives from 13 unruly colonies met just down the road from here, some wanted to stick with the king. Some wanted to stick it to the king, and go their own way. The revolution hung in the balance. Then somehow they began listening to each other … compromising … finding common purpose. And by the time they left Philadelphia, they had begun to see themselves as one nation.”
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I have been a student and proponent of The Austrian School of Economics since I studied economics at UCLA. When reading about Keynes economics theories of government deficit spending and then comparing his theories to the free-market theories of The Austrian School, I couldn’t see, even as a student, how anyone could think that Keynesian economics would work in a free society. I know that John Maynard Keynes developed his theory as a solution to the Great Depression. More government spending, he theorized, would put more money into the economy and pull us out of the depression. It didn’t work. It kept us in the Depression.
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