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To End Media Bias, Journalists Should Stop Pretending They're Objective

To End Media Bias, Journalists Should Stop Pretending They're Objective

There are two ideals the media believes, according to Ross Douthat writing at the New York Times: One is an ideal of balance, nonpartisanship and near-perfect neutrality — distilled to its essence, perhaps, by the former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie Jr.’s longstanding refusal to cast a vote, “so that I never make up my

SAB's Top Five From The Week That Was, Open Thread

Here are the top five most read posts on SAB from the last week. Open thread down in the comments. Spirit Lake Whistle Blower Says “Kudos” To Cramer For Alleged Tirade – Reports about an alleged “tirade” by Rep. Kevin Cramer aimed at tribal officials has made plenty of headlines in the state, but the

North Dakota University Employee Accuses Shirvani Of Cooking Data

A North Dakota University System employee is accusing embattled Chancellor Hamid Shirvani of asking her to manipulate data set to be presented to a legislative committee tomorrow. But the accusation has more to do with muddying the waters around what are some very, very ugly performance numbers for the state’s universities than anything Shirvani has

Cost Of Stipends And Waivers To Full-Time North Dakota College Students: $1,684

This week North Dakota’s universities will testify before the House Education Committee, chaired by outspoken higher education critic Rep. Bob Skarphol (R-Tioga). The civil war between the university presidents and Chancellor Hamid Shirvani has dominated the discussion over higher ed this legislative session, but looking at the information Rep. Skarphol asked the university presidents to

Women In Combat: Good Idea Or Bad?

Yesterday it was leaked that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is planning on opening up combat roles for women. Ostensibly, women aren’t to serve in combat in the military, though in reality quite a few of them are already exposed. In fact, there is a member of the House right now who lost both of

North Dakota's University System Could Learn Something From Purdue And Mitch Daniels

Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is taking over as the president at Purdue University, and he’s already making some waves. Via Inside Higher Ed, Daniels sent an open letter to university employees criticizing the status quo in higher education. Here’s a list of quotes from Daniels’ letter. See how many of them apply, perfectly, to

White House: Mandated Diversity For You, But Not For Us

Responding to criticism of cabinet picks that have been male-heavy, White House mouthpiece Jay Carney said that while the White House likes the concept of diversity in their pool of potential candidates, ultimately they decide based on who the best candidate is: DAN LOTHIAN, CNN: I know you touched on this a little bit yesterday,

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