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RT It's strange how willing headline writers can be to accept the White House's comically absurd framing, like their calling a monthly box of packaged cheap food that is nothing like Blue Apron a "Blue Apron-type program."

Agree it's bad, but not strange, it's precisely what Trump regime has been extremely good at: controlling the conversation, setting the limits and terms, defining the framing and getting most of media, pundits, et al to play along. Something keeps pointing out.

“free speech” means forcing others to listen to you?

“draining the swamp” means massive government subsidies for corporations?

“liberty and freedom” means building a giant wall around people and sending ICE to abduct them?

Now who’s really Orwellian...

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A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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