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Indiana U. Graduate Student Creates Phony Boarding Passes

The student says this was “the only way to show people how deeply flawed airport and airline security are.”

An aviation expert responds “this is under the same legal categorization as screaming fire in a crowded theater.”

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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Questions for Those Who Believed Jussie Smollett

The “we reported the Jussie Smollett case responsibly” contention has been blasted to smithereens. Twitter accounts and headlines in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times reported as fact Jussie Smollett’s wildly implausible allegations, and many other journalists did so as ... Read More
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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More