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The Entitlement Vultures

Daniel’s article “The Entitlement Mentality in Academia” analyzes the outrage of certain professors at cuts to their departments in 2010, despite the obviously strained economic circumstances of their universities. This mentality does not stop at faculty: on Wednesday night in Montreal, the two-month-long student protests over rising tuition turned violent once again.
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Wildrose Wilts in Albertan Election

Wildrose leader Danielle Smith

Yesterday, Alberta’s ruling party managed to fend off an electoral insurrection by the new, fiscally conservative and quasi-libertarian Wildrose Party. Wildrose, formed only in 2008, was the first serious challenge in a long time for the Progressive Conservative Party, who have held Alberta’s government for more than 40 years.
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Imprisoning the Jarawa Tribe

Pop quiz: What do you call forcible imprisonment in impoverished conditions? Well, if the person you’re imprisoning has dark skin and a culture older than yours, you get to call it “protection” on a “reserve.”
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How Many Grad Students Do We Need?

The recent fad of text-to-speech videos has placed its crosshairs on the unfortunate case of many young Americans who — facing a much higher unemployment rate than the nation as a whole — have turned to graduate school in record numbers. They typically do so to improve their job prospects, fulfill their intellectual fantasies, or simply escape the harsh reality of a depressed economy for another few years. It is clear that this trend cannot end happily for a large number of these students.

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