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Yale Students Prepare to Protest Trump Inauguration

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All the cool kids are jumping on the anti-Trump train, even at Yale.

The Yale Daily News reports:

Yalies prepare for Trump inauguration protests

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Social Justice Workshops Required for Students at Marquette

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:30am 1/19/2017 at 10:30am
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Progressive policies are always so popular that they have to be required.

Campus Reform reports:

Marquette students required to attend ‘social justice’ workshops

“Many professors” at Marquette University require their students to complete “reflection sessions” on race and privilege, strictly monitoring their attendance and participation.

An online schedule and overview of the sessions asserts that...

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Swarthmore College Course Asks: Is God a White Supremacist?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:30am 1/19/2017 at 7:30am

Someone actually looked at the proposal for this course and thought: Yeah, this sounds reasonable.

Heat Street reports:

Prestigious Swarthmore College Offers Class Asking ‘Is God a White Supremacist?’

Another day, another university’s religion program bogged down by political correctness. Earlier this week, we reported on how two top divinity schools are suggesting gender-neutral...

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Pres. George H.W. Bush Sends Trump Sweet Letter Expressing Regret for Missing Inauguration

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:46pm 1/18/2017 at 4:46pm
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President G.W. Bush and his wife Barbara will not be able to attend Friday’s inauguration.

Both Bush were recently...

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Student Socialists Plan Nationwide Inauguration Day Walkout Over Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/18/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is very telling. One of the reasons the left is so angry about Trump’s election is because the left thought it was getting close to bringing socialism to the U.S.

The College Fix reported:

Student socialists plan nationwide Inauguration Day...

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College President Says He Was Fired for Giving Shelter to Homeless Student

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Once you know the details of this story, the firing seems a bit extreme.

FOX News reported:

College president says he was fired for offering homeless student shelter inside library in sub-zero temps

He was only trying to be kind to a homeless man.

That, according to the former campus president of a Kansas City...

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Georgetown Tells Students They Can’t House Trump Inauguration Protesters

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You have to wonder why such a thing would even need to be stated explicitly.

The Daily Caller reports:

Georgetown University Puts Kibosh On Students Hosting Inauguration Protesters On...

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Norwich University Students Proud to be Part of Inauguration

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Norwich University is a military school in Vermont and their band will be part of the inauguration. Students are pretty happy about it.

WCAX News reports:

Norwich University proud to join in presidential inauguration

It’s not everyday you get to perform for a president, but that’s what the Norwich University band will be doing...

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Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Called Off

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/17/2017 at 12:00pm

Chinese, Australian, and Malaysian officials have announced they have officially called off the search for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 almost three years after it disappeared on a route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. NBC reported:

“Today the last search vessel has left the underwater search area,” the MH370 Tripartite Jo...

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Students Who Want College to Act Like Their Parents Will Ultimately Regret it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 10:30am 1/17/2017 at 10:30am

The nanny state is demanded by some American college students but if they got their wish, they’d be even more miserable.

Mark Yudof writes at the Dallas News:

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American University Prof: Russian Meddling Means We Need Another Election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:30am 1/17/2017 at 7:30am

Chris Edelson of American University teaches government but apparently wants to subvert our Democratic process.

He writes at The Hill:

Remedy for Russian meddling should be new election

It sounds like a story lifted from the pages of a spy novel. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin led a cyberespionage...

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Peace Sign Selfies a Personal Security Risk?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/16/2017 at 4:00pm

Researchers have found that people can steal your fingerprints if you a flash a peace sign in your selfie. The Telegraph reported:

Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) have found that fingerprints can be easily recreated from photos taken up to three metres away without the need for advanced technology....

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St. Louis U. Hosting Series on ‘Privilege, Whiteness, and Racism’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 2:00pm 1/16/2017 at 2:00pm

There seems to be an endless supply of programs like this in higher education.

Campus Reform reported:

SLU to host 11-week series on ‘privilege, whiteness, and racism’

Saint Louis University is sponsoring a weekly “Witnessing Whiteness” book discussion for students interested in supporting “diversity and racial justice initiatives.”

The group, which will meet on Wednesday...

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Campus Carry Revisited by North Carolina Lawmakers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/16/2017 at 12:00pm

We live in dangerous times. Lots of people want to be able to protect themselves and who can blame them?

The News and Observer reports:

NC lawmakers revisit question of guns on campus

The topic of campus safety prompted st...

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“Bikers for Trump” Roaring Into DC To Counter Inauguration Protests

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 10:30am 1/16/2017 at 10:30am
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As progressives send death threats to entertainers who planned to perform at President-elect Trump’s inauguration and plot mass disruption of same, Bikers for Trump are planning to roar into DC and counter the melting snowflakes’ fruitless, groundless wails with some American spirit.

Fox Business reports:

A motorcycle group led by a South Carolina...

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to End Its 146-Year Run

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9:00am 1/16/2017 at 9:00am
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After being the Greatest Show on Earth for 146 years, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to an end due to the absence of elephants, low ticket sales, and high operating costs.

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Debunking the myth of excessive Israeli checkpoints

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:30am 1/16/2017 at 7:30am
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The propaganda by anti-Israel activists and faux “human rights” groups claims there are so many checkpoints in the West Bank that Palestinians have no freedom of movement.

In fact, as suicide bombings and similar attacks have decreased, so have the number of checkpoints. Most of the main checkpoints are now at areas...

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