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House Freedom Caucus on Board With Latest Obamacare Repeal and Replace Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 4:46pm 4/26/2017 at 4:46pm

After weeks of negotiations, GOP Hill leadership has found a plan even the Freedom Caucus is willing to support. The key issue? An amendment allowing states to opt-out of certain Obamacare rules.

From The Hill:

The House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday announced it will back the GOP’s healthcare plan now that an amendment...

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Pomona College Students: Hiring White Prof an ‘Egregious’ Offense

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/26/2017 at 1:30pm
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This is what happens when people place identity politics above everything else.

The Daily Caller reports:

Students Say College Hiring A White Professor Is An ‘Egregious’ Offense

Students at Pomona College don’t want sociology professor Alice Goffman to work on...

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Wild Boars Killed ISIS Terrorists as They Prepared an Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/26/2017 at 12:00pm
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ISIS terrorists hid in the Hamrin mountains in Iraq, located near Kirkuk, to prepare “an attack on tribesmen who had formed anti-ISIS brigades.” These tribesmen sought shelter in these mountains back in 2014.

So as ISIS prepped its revenge, wild boars had a different idea. From The London Times:

Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a...

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Column: Public Universities That Indulge Student Mobs Should Face Penalties

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:30am 4/26/2017 at 10:30am
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It’s a valid point. Why should taxpayers be forced to subsidize public universities that refuse to uphold constitutional principles like free speech?

David French writes at National Review:

It’s Time to Crush Campus Censorship

The courts have failed. The culture is failing. Unless Congress acts, we may lose not only free speech on college...

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College Republicans at Hood College Threatened Over Conservative Display

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The display includes words that transgender people might find mean so it’s a big problem.

MRCTV reports:

Hood College Threatens Campus Republicans Over a Conservative Display

The president of the uber-liberal Hood College in Frederick, Maryland is now threatening to impose sanctions on the school’s College Republicans for posting a mean flier on a...

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Columbia Spending $2.5 Million to Study the Sex Lives of Students

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/25/2017 at 1:30pm

Doesn’t $2.5 million seem like an extraordinary sum for such a study?

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia spending $2.5M to study students’ sex lives

Columbia University is spending $2.5 million to study students’ sex lives and drinking habits, Columbia sociology professor Shamus Khan announced last week during a talk.

“The trustees of Columbia wrote a $2.5...

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College Republicans Now Suing Berkeley Over Ann Coulter Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:30am 4/25/2017 at 10:30am
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It looked briefly as though this issue was resolved but the school wants to change the date and the College Republicans have clearly had it.

The Los Angeles Times reported:

Republican students sue to allow Ann Coulter’s speech this week at...

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NYU Prof Defends ‘Snowflake’ Hostility to Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30am 4/25/2017 at 7:30am

We’ve come to the point where progressives are openly admitting they don’t believe in free speech. Ulrich Baer teaches comparative literature at NYU.

He writes at the New York Times:

What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech

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Rare Copy of Declaration of Independence Discovered in England

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:20pm 4/24/2017 at 5:20pm
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Can you imaging finding something like this? One of the greatest pieces of writings in history has a second copy…in England. Harvard University researcher Emily Sneff came across it back in 2015 when she searched for the Declaration of Independence in Britain. She found something in a West Sussex record office...

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Donors Flee Drexel U. Over Prof Who Wished for White Genocide

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 4/24/2017 at 1:30pm
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Remember this guy? His inflammatory statements are starting to cost his employer.

Campus Reform reports:

Students, donors fleeing Drexel over prof’s inflammatory tweets

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Bernie Sanders Defends Ann Coulter’s Right to Free Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:30am 4/24/2017 at 10:30am

Bernie was asked about the Ann Coulter situation at Berkeley and he defended her. Amazing.

The Hill reports:

Sanders denounces threats against Ann Coulter

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) denounced the threats made against conservative pundit Ann Coulter that forced the University of California, Berkley, to postpone her appearance this week.

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Oxford University: Failing to Make Eye Contact With Others Might be Racist

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:30am 4/24/2017 at 7:30am

Is there anything that the left doesn’t think is evidence of racism?

The College Fix reports:

Oxford University: Not making eye contact with others might be racist

The utter waste of money that is an “Equality and Diversity Unit” has struck again, this time across the pond at the University of Oxford.

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New Harvard Club Seeks to Foster Free Speech on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00pm 4/23/2017 at 4:00pm
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It’s amazing that no one at Harvard has thought to do this before now.

USA Today reports:

New Harvard club courts controversy to foster free speech on campus

When Conor Healy was a freshman at Harvard, he applied to take a freshman seminar class on free speech. Originally from Toronto, Healy chose the class...

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Four lightly wounded in Tel Aviv terror attack

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:00pm 4/23/2017 at 2:00pm
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An 18-year-old terrorist attacked four people at a hotel in Tel Aviv; the four were lightly wounded, and the terrorist is in custody.

The Times of Israel reports:

Four people were wounded in an apparent terror attack at a hotel on the Tel Aviv beachfront by a Palestinian teen armed with wire-cutters, police...

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Southern Schools Hope Trump Reverses Obama “Ban” on Grits, Biscuits

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/23/2017 at 12:00pm

Grits and biscuits were (indirectly) banned by the Obama administration’s desire to dictate what schools could serve their students, and Southern schools are now hoping that President Trump will ease the strict guidelines and allow them to serve these cultural culinary staples of the South.

Fox News reports:

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Wesleyan University to Open Social Justice Center at Cost of $220K Annually

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10:00am 4/23/2017 at 10:00am

Wesleyan also has a terrible rating for free speech. Go figure.

The College Fix reports:

University rated one of the worst for free speech to open $220,000-a-year social justice center

Wesleyan University — rated one of the worst in the nation for free speech by a nonprofit watchdog group — is slated to roll...

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Islamist Activist Linda Sarsour to Give Commencement Speech at CUNY

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00am 4/23/2017 at 8:00am
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Do we even need to address the double standard here? Ann Coulter speaking on a college campus could cause riots but this woman is welcomed? Really?

The FOX News Insider reported:

Sharia Law Advocate to Give Commencement Speech at Taxpayer-Funded University

There’s been some controversy after the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate...

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