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Republican Lawmakers in California Target Free Speech Zones

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:30am 5/25/2017 at 7:30am

Something similar happened recently in Wisconsin. Hopefully this is the beginning of a trend.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Frustrated with campus discourse limits, California Republicans take on ‘free speech zones’

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Illinois Senate Wants to Hike the Income Tax

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/24/2017 at 3:00pm
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How do you fix the economy? Why, hike taxes instead of slashing the budget of course! Well, that’s how it works in good old Illinois. The state faces a budget crisis (what else is new?!) and the Senate decided to fix it by approving a raise in income tax. From ...

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Students and Faculty at Orange Coast College Demand Removal of College Republicans

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/24/2017 at 1:30pm
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The College Republicans have exposed instances of conservative students being mistreated and people don’t like that.

Campus Reform reports:

Students, faculty demand OCC get Republicans ‘out of our face’

Students and faculty stormed the Orange Coast College administration building Monday to protest the release of public records and demand that the administration end its...

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St. Olaf College Stands by Pro-Israel Adviser Defying Student Demands for Firing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:30am 5/24/2017 at 10:30am
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Why would students at a Christian school demand the firing of someone for being pro-Israel? An insidious strain of leftism has infected this school.

The College Fix reports:

St. Olaf defends pro-Israel adviser, says demand to oust him won’t be met

Student protesters at St. Olaf College said alumnus Arne Christenson should lose his...

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Trump Administration Wants to End Subsidized Student Loans

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:30am 5/24/2017 at 7:30am
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They also want to end the debt forgiveness program for those who go into public service. This is going to spark new campus protests, for sure.

The Associated Press reports:

Trump Wants to End Subsidized Student Loans

The Trump administration is proposing to eliminate subsidized student loans and end student debt forgiveness for those...

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Cosmopolitan Uses Image of Sikh Man in Tweet About Muslims

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/23/2017 at 3:00pm

Tuesday, Cosmopolitan magazine’s official account, tweeted an image of a Sikh man offering free cab rides with the caption, “Muslim Taxi Drivers Took Kids Trying to Escape the Manchester Ariana Grande Concert Home for Free.” Which is great if they’d used a pic of a Muslim cab driver, alas…

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U. Chicago Students Issue Laundry List of Left Wing Demands

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/23/2017 at 1:30pm

Now that students know this tactic works, expect to see it happen more and more. The more schools give in, the more student groups will take advantage.

Campus Reform reports:

Students demand U Chicago fund race-specific housing

A University of Chicago student organization has released a list of nearly 50 demands calling for the...

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James Bond Star Roger Moore Passes Away at 89

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00pm 5/23/2017 at 12:00pm
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James Bond star Roger Moore passed away today at the age of 89 after a battle with cancer. From the BBC:

Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced.

He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live...

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Mizzou May Try to Recoup Financial Losses by Raising Tuition

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:30am 5/23/2017 at 10:30am

Mizzou has suffered from a significant drop in enrollment ever since the protests of 2015. Now they might to try to make up for the lost revenue by raising tuition. Not smart.

The Kansas City Star reports:

University of Missouri curators to vote Tuesday on raising tuition and fees

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European Union Opens Up to Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:00am 5/23/2017 at 9:00am
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FINALLY! After 3.5 years of covering Ukraine I honestly never thought this day would come. The European Union has finally allowed visa free travel to Ukraine, giving the pro-West former Soviet Republic the freedom they’ve longed for. It’s one step closer to moving away from Russia. From The Kyiv Post:

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Union Backing Protesters March During Yale Graduation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:30am 5/23/2017 at 7:30am
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This demonstration was connected to the grad students who recently held a symbolic hunger strike.

The Daily Caller reports:

BREAKING — Thousands Of Union Protestors Disrupt Yale Graduation

Thousands of union activists have swarmed downtown New Haven to force Yale University to negotiate a contract that would bring its recently formed union to the...

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Joe Biden Trashes Election as ‘Ugliest Realities’ in Colby Commencement Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/22/2017 at 1:30pm

Sadly, Biden’s speech is exactly what you’d expect from a Democrat right now.

WBUR reports:

Former VP Biden At Colby College: ‘It’s Time To Regain Our Sense Of Unity And Purpose’

Former Vice President Joe Biden gave assurances Sunday that the country’s current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that “churned up some...

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Tennessee Passes ‘Milo Bill’ to Protect Free Speech on College Campuses

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:30am 5/22/2017 at 10:30am

It’d be nice if congress would do something like this on a national level.

Red Alert Politics reports:

Tennessee passes the ‘Milo bill’ guaranteeing free speech on colleges

As college campuses across the country, especially in California, suppress free speech to protect liberal students’ feelings, the state of Tennessee just passed a landmark law...

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VIDEO: Notre Dame Students Walk Out of Mike Pence Commencement Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30am 5/22/2017 at 7:30am
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One rarely gets to see such a tasteless display. The only thing these students are proving is their immaturity.

From the FOX News Insider:

WATCH: Students Walk Out of Pence’s Graduation Speech at Notre Dame

Dozens of students marched out of...

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Venezuela: Maduro Tells Trump To “get your pig hands out of here”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 4:30pm 5/21/2017 at 4:30pm
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As his starving citizens fight for toilet paper, basic medicines, and food staples like bread, Venezuela’s embattled and unpopular dictator tells President Trump to “get...

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Conservative Columnist Decries Safe Spaces in Commencement Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/21/2017 at 2:30pm

More of today’s college students need to hear this message. Especially if they’re trying to shout down the person who’s saying it. That didn’t happen in this case, though.

The College Fix reports:

This commencement speaker nails it: ‘Leave your safe spaces’

Commencement means beginning, and so it’s natural that most commencement speakers impart...

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Social Justice Bake Sale Sparks Discrimination Investigation at Regis U.

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 12:30pm 5/21/2017 at 12:30pm

This is the sort of thing that causes panic on college campuses these days.

The Daily Caller reports:

College Opens Discrimination Investigation Against Student After Social Justice Bake Sale

A college launched a Title IX investigation in May against a student for hosting a bake sale in which he satirically offered baked goods in...

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