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A student writer at Harvard University is raising eyebrows after publishing her belief that free speech on campus should be abolished and professors with opposing views be fired.

Sandra Korn, a senior who writes a column for the Harvard Crimson newspaper, thinks radical leftism is the only permissible political philosophy, and the First Amendment only hinders colleges from brainwashing students with her viewpoint.

"Let's give up on academic freedom in favor of justice," states the subtitle of her Feb. 18 column, in which she insists Harvard stop guaranteeing students and professors the right to hold controversial views and conduct research putting liberalism in a negative light.

"If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals?" Korn asks.

"It is tempting to decry frustrating restrictions on academic research as violations of academic freedom. Yet I would encourage student and worker organizers to instead use a framework of justice. After all, if we give up our obsessive reliance on the doctrine of academic freedom, we can consider more thoughtfully what is just."

Korn's view grabbed the attention of the nation's top conservative voice, Rush Limbaugh.

"This is not unique. This is not satire. This is not parody," Limbaugh said on his nationally broadcast radio program Tuesday. "This woman, Sandra Korn, is real, and she's serious that free speech needs to be abridged because it is threatening liberalism. It means that liberalism cannot hold up to scrutiny. It cannot withstand a challenge.  If liberalism were infallible, if liberalism were so powerful and automatic, they would welcome challenges to it - and they would welcome the attempt to persuade and to convert. But instead they're threatened by it."

When asked if he thought her belief was going to become a movement, Limbaugh indicated it already was one.

"This is what the left is," he explained. "Why do you think they want to get rid of this program? Why do you think they want to get rid of Fox News? Why do they want to silence criticism? What is Obama's modus operandi? Eliminate the opposition. This is already a movement!"

"This woman has just written a column about it at Harvard with what appears to be an extreme view of eliminating the First Amendment as a way of silencing opposition. But she's very honest. The First Amendment, free speech, 'threatens liberalism,' meaning liberalism cannot thrive in an open society. Liberalism is totalitarianism. Liberalism is statism. It is authoritarianism. It is all of the horrible Isms, and it cannot thrive when there is open debate. It cannot survive challenges."

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- Former TSA agent Jason Harrington blasts the 'useless' X-ray scanners- but said that the agents enjoyed laughing at passengers' looks.

- Told how TSA agents worried about radiation levels from the machines just like passengers but had to repeat the official government line.

- Confirmed that the security scanners regularly issued extra checks based on passengers' nationalities - and if they were rude to the TSA agents

- Worked at Chicago's O'Hare Airport from 2007 until 2013 but then left and is now writing a book about his time as an agent


A former TSA officer has confirmed many of the worst suspicions about airport security screeners: they stop passengers for having an attitude, they confiscate snow globes from children and nail clippers from pilots, they profile passengers based on their nationality.

And yes, they do see travelers naked in the X-ray photos.

In a confessional piece for Politico, former TSA agent-turned-writer Jason Harrington spills the secrets on the ways that the security workers pass the time during their long shifts.

'I confiscated jars of homemade apple butter on the pretense that they could pose threats to national security. I was even required to confiscate nail clippers from airline pilots--the implied logic being that pilots could use the nail clippers to hijack the very planes they were flying,' he wrote.

One of the most coveted rotations while he worked at Chicago's O'Hare airport while Harrington worked there from 2007 through 2013 was the secretive Image Operator room where guards took turns sitting in the windowless room- that also lacked security cameras- viewing the pictures of passengers that the x-ray machines took.

'Many of the images we gawked at were of overweight people, their every fold and dimple on full awful display. Piercings of every kind were visible. Women who'd had mastectomies were easy to discern--their chests showed up on our screens as dull, pixelated regions. Hernias appeared as bulging, blistery growths in the crotch area,' he wrote in the Politico article.

'All the old, crass stereotypes about race and genitalia size thrived on our secure government radio channels.'

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