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The Western Water Hemlock: Judicial Activism Nurtures the Most Toxic Plant in Modern North America

  With the 2015 video scandal which questioned Planned Parenthood funding and possible medical malpractice; with the 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut; with the on-coming 2016 US Presidential Election; and with the tragic passing of the most senior member of the United States Supreme Court, millennials find that they must accelerate their understanding of…

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Muslim Advocacy Group to U.: “Condemn” Christie’s Trump Endorsement

Muslim Student Advocacy Group calls for Princeton Trustees to Condemn Christie’s Trump Endorsement Staff Reports PRINCETON, N.J. – In an open letter which was circulated to undergraduate email lists on Wednesday, a group of students called Muslim Advocates for Social Justice & Individual Dignity (MASJID) called on the Princeton University Board of Trustees to “condemn Governor Christie’s sanction…

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#OccupyMarx: Meet My Demands

Trigger warnings: racial discrimination, anti-Semitism, sexism, slavery, homophobia, rape, war violence, and Woodrow Wilson.  Princeton University has a disgusting history of racial discrimination and the subjugation of marginalized peoples. It has at some point or another committed grave injustices against the most vulnerable members of our society such as slaves, Jews, and women, who were…

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The Tory’s Guide to Spring 2016 Courses

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt. To this end, The Tory hopes to help our readers make wise selections for their spring 2016 class schedule. In alphabetical order, we present our top ten recommended courses to…

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Not With a Bang, But a Whine

The recent uproars at the University of Missouri and Yale have been bludgeoned to death with analysis, roundly criticized by publications from the Atlantic to the Wall Street Journal and everyone in between. And rightly so: what we’ve seen in Columbia and New Haven has been nothing short of lunacy: protests spawned from wisps of…

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The Twin Tragedies of Burwell and Obergefell

To phrase things delicately, the Supreme Court’s recent decisions in King v. Burwell and Obergefell v. Hodges are unequivocally horrendous. Legal textualists and political conservatives will remember these majority opinions as among the worst of the twenty-first century. While Kelo v. New London and NFIB v. Sebelius were equally despicable, these cases at least were…

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The Tory’s Guide to Spring Courses

Last semester we offered you, dear reader, a shortlist of ten recommended courses that we hoped might help you cobble together an enriching class schedule for the pursuit of the liberal arts (properly understood). We now present our recommendations for this spring: PHI301: Aristotle and His Successors– Every student of the liberal arts should study…

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10 Recommended Courses for a Liberal Arts Education

In years past, the Tory’s benefactor and my friend Daniel Mark would send to many undergraduates his recommended classes for the semester and a brief comment on each. His maxim: “a good professor can make any course good, and a bad professor can make any course bad.” My list may tend to emphasize the subjects…

Wisconsin Senate Race

By Lisa Femia, PPN Around this time last year, you would have assumed that the Wisconsin Senate race was a shoo-in for Democratic incumbent Senator Russ Feingold, one of the most liberal Democrats in the Senate.  He has held the seat for 18 years and has proved to be an important and influential member of…