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IFI Familiar with Shoddy Journalism of Rolling Stone Writer Sabrina Erdely

Rolling Stone Magazine just issued a public apology for the shoddy journalism of writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely whose name may sound vaguely familiar to regular IFI readers. More on that momentarily.

Rolling Stone has apologized for Erdely’s failure to adequately fact-check a University of Virginia co-ed’s allegations of a brutal gang-rape that she claimed took place at a fraternity. Erdely’s article titled “A Rape on Campus” led to an investigation, campus protests, suspension of all fraternities, and public vilification and vandalism of the fraternity where the alleged crimes took place. The entire mess resulted from Erdely’s failure to …

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Un-Hitching the Middle Class

As politicians compete to prove who loves the middle class more, they’re missing the elephant and the donkey in the room. The middle class needs not just tax breaks and jobs but also marriage.
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