On Saturday, President Trump announced his intention to issue an executive order requiring American universities to maintain “free speech” on their campuses and threatened to withdraw federal funding from noncompliant institutions. Practical considerations aside – it’s not clear how this plan would be enacted – Trump’s message should trouble Stanford students because of the ways it mischaracterizes the state of free speech at schools like our own. These mischaracterizations feed into a narrative that has the potential to stifle, rather than protect, free speech on Stanford’s campus.
It is about time that the American people were educated and informed about what true “Socialism” is and is not. The fact is that in true socialism “the means of production” are owned by all of the people. In other words, all of the workplaces and businesses are owned, controlled, and run by all of the people for the good and well-being of all of the people. They are not privately-owned by individuals and groups. In true socialism, we would not be totally equal in terms of how much we would get paid for our work, but we would be much, much more equal than we are now. There would not be any billionaires or people who have hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of millions of dollars in total wealth, most of which they inherited and did not earn by their own labor. We would share what we have.
Democrats gained a majority in the House of Representatives while Republicans retained the Senate in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Stanford is “addressing” a Facebook post — authored last Friday by former Undergraduate Senator and incoming Norcliffe Resident Assistant Hamzeh Daoud ’20 — that originally threatened physical violence against Zionists. The case holds potential for disciplinary action.
At the end of spring quarter, Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) granted official student group status to new left-leaning publication The Stanford Sphere, affording the organization access to more funding and institutionalized support.
On Friday afternoon, Brookings Institution demographer Bill Frey discussed his research regarding the millennial generation in the U.S. Frey said that the generation’s inclusivity-oriented political views, compared to prior generations, derives from its increased racial diversity.
The conservative youth organization Turning Point USA (TPUSA) added Stanford Professor David Palumbo-Liu to its “Professor Watchlist,” a project intended “to expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”
In a Thursday seminar titled “The United States and Taiwan: An Enduring Friendship,” Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Board of Trustees James Moriarty spoke about historical, contemporary and future U.S.-Taiwan relations, and addressed the challenges and merits of democratic systems.