NYU Admin: Postmodern Priorities Trump Truth

Chris Medrano

In a recent opinion piece for The New York Times titled “What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech,” New York University vice provost Ulrich Baer insinuated that the very concept of truth is a tool for oppression.

Baer’s underlying assumptions on the nature of truth are dangerously postmodern and threaten a more liberal understanding of free speech. Continue reading “NYU Admin: Postmodern Priorities Trump Truth”

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Why Congress Should Not Declare War on ISIS

On March 25th, the New York Times editorial board wrote that Congress must declare war on ISIS.  The Times claims that Congress has refused to do its duty in the fight against ISIS. They went on to say that with the impending invasion of Raqqa, the US involvement in Syria would be questionable on constitutional grounds.

It seems as though the Times has rediscovered the War Powers Resolution after failing to make the same claim about President Obama’s illegal action in Libya.

Notwithstanding, it would be unwise for Congress to declare war on ISIS because the potential cost outweigh the potential benefits.    Continue reading “Why Congress Should Not Declare War on ISIS”

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