> the people that can actually solve your problem.
Uh, are you perchance confusing Athens with Rome, or Platonic reality with actual reality? I concede that there might be other explanations for your mistake, but it’s hard to take seriously. E.g., to quote from the most easily-accessible source on what shouldn’t be a controversial point, the introduction to the Wikipedia article on, of all things, Athenian democracy:
It was a system of direct democracy, in which participating citizens voted directly on legislation and executive bills. Participation was not open to all residents: to vote one had to be an adult, male citizen who owned land and was not a slave
Uh, you’re claiming that classical _Athens_ wasn’t a democracy? You’re certainly free to criticize it for slave-holding and sexism, but saying that the word doesn’t apply to its main referent suggests that words mean only what you want them to.
> an apparently right-wing bent, such as the situation at Wheaton College
The article you cite says that the dispute isn’t political but theological, about a disagreement in doctrine between the avowedly religious college and a public theological claim by the professor. (I will emphatically stay out of the details of the theology.) FIRE may well get some support from those on the political right, but the author of the original article (the head of the organization) “has described himself as a "pro-choice liberal"” per Wikipedia.
Management takes customer-reported problems very seriously.
And how seriously do they take ex-customers not reporting problems because they gave up in disgust instead?
The summary is over-hyping this story, which is a day or two old, and not given anything like this much play in the mainstream media. The link to Forbes is actually just to a third-party renting space on the Forbes site, and the New Republic piece is opinion, not news coverage. Not that I am in any way denying or condoning Putin’s invasion, but overreacting doesn’t help.
An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"