UMich Confidence Disappoints Despite Democrat Optimism Bounce

U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly dipped in October, according to the latest survey from University of Michigan. Sentiment index fell to 99 (est. 100.5) from prior month’s 100.1 Current conditions gauge decreased to 114.4 from 115.2 Expectations measure slid to 89.1 from 90.5 The small decline was due to less favorable…

Hillary Promotes Incivility Against Conservatives Until Democrats Take House and Senate (REACTION)

Hillary Clinton, in a television interview Tuesday with CNN while in at Oxford University in England, rejected the idea that Democrats should be “civil” with Republicans in the age of Donald Trump, embracing a more confrontational and aggressive political approach. “You cannot be civil with…

University of Kentucky cancer toxicologist retracts three papers for image duplication

A researcher at the University of Kentucky who studies the cancer risks of toxic chemicals has retracted three papers. All of the retraction notices, which appear in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, refer to some kind of image duplication. The papers were originally published between…

Georgetown Prof On “Research Leave” After Incendiary “White GOP Senators Deserve Miserable Deaths” Tweet

Authored by Grace Gottschling via Campus Reform, Georgetown University Associate Professor Christine Fair is now on “research leave” after making incendiary statements about Republican politicians on her blog as well as on social media.  Fair entered the spotlight after Campus Reform reported on her profanity-laden tweets in…

Cancer researcher who once tried to sue critics is up to 40 retracted papers

Welcome to the Top 10, Fazlul Sarkar. Sarkar, the cancer researcher formerly of Wayne State University who once tried to sue critics on PubPeer, has had another seven papers retracted. That makes a total of 40, and places him in the Top 10 of our…

Tulane Mandates New Students Take “Race & Inclusion” Course

Authored by Toni Airaksinen via Campus Reform, Tulane University now requires all incoming students to enroll in a “Race and Inclusion” course, a new addition to the curriculum that has been condemned by some students for its lack of acknowledgment of viewpoint diversity.  In a…

UMich Sentiment Soars As Economic Optimism Hits 14 Year High

Led by a jump in both current conditions and consumer expectations, University of Michigan’s Sentiment Survey jumped from 96.2 to 100.8, handily beating expectations of a 96.6 print, and the second highest level since 2004-only behind the March 2018 reading of 101.4. A snapshot of…