Koch Money Enters the Fray on the Side of the Falsely Accused

As the highly publicized Rolling Stone campus rape story falls apart, there is news that big money is entering the fight on the side of men who are falsely accused. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, backed financially by the Koch brothers, is representing students who say they have been falsely accused of sexContinue reading “Koch Money Enters the Fray on the Side of the Falsely Accused”

UVa Student: I Doubted the Story but I Was Afraid to Speak Up

Emily Irwin is a student at the University of Virginia who penned an opinion piece on the Rolling Stone mess for The College Fix, an online student-reported source of national campus news and commentary. In expressing anger at the way her school and fellow students have been damaged by Rolling Stone, she writes: I amContinue reading “UVa Student: I Doubted the Story but I Was Afraid to Speak Up”

Politicians and News Media in Toxic Hookup: Legislation by Anecdote

We see it again and again, yet we do not learn: The news media, hungry for market share, deliver a toxic dose of fear every day. Politicians, hungry for votes, use your fear to promulgate ever harsher laws. Few notice that the laws are based on emotional hype, not facts. And prisons bulge with peopleContinue reading “Politicians and News Media in Toxic Hookup: Legislation by Anecdote”