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Amb. Power’s Bizarre Analogy: Columbia Mattress Girl and Afghan women

Columbia Student Carrying Mattress Emma Sulkowicz
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 6:44pm 5/17/2015 at 6:44pm
Columbia Student Carrying Mattress Emma Sulkowicz

We have covered the case of Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who vowed to carry her mattress around campus in protest of her alleged rapist who remained on campus. That alleged rapist was cleared by the University, and now is suing to clear his name.

I don’t know if Sulkowicz was...

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Cats and Dogs agree: No Trigger Warnings for Ovid’s Metamorphoses

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:30am 5/15/2015 at 8:30am
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On May 3, 2015, we started the ball rolling down the hill on the subject, Columbia Multicultural Advisors: Put Trigger Warning on Ovid’s Metamorphoses:

I think we have the 2015 Phrase of the Year:

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Woman Becomes NY Firefighter After Failing Fitness Test

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:15pm 5/9/2015 at 7:15pm
FDNY lower standards

In 2011, the DOJ ordered the Dayton Police Department and the Fire Department of New York to lower the required test scores of minorities after too many failed to pass the existing exams, and in 2013, the Marines changed their fitness requirement for women after the majority of female recruits were...

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The Cleveland Cavaliers apologized for this video

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 8, 2015 at 1:15pm 5/8/2015 at 1:15pm
Cleveland Cavaliers apologize for insensitive video domestic violence thorws girl

Not even basketball is immune from feelings these days. There’s an entire discussion to be had about the wussification of sports, but we’ll save that for another time.

According to CNN, the following video was played during a time out at Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Bulls. A poorly produced spo...

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This Trigger Warning needs its own Trigger Warning

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00am 4/24/2015 at 7:00am
Trigger Warning

We’ve written quite a bit about Trigger Warnings since before it became fashionable:

The fragile college student mind is getting more fragile by the day.

As if the normal run of political correctness were not enough, we now have “Trigger Warnings” — the notion that students need to be warned that the material they...

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“Safe Spaces” are unsafe for free exchange of ideas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 3:21pm 4/21/2015 at 3:21pm
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College campuses are meant to be a place where students engage in new perspectives and critical reasoning. Or so they say.

But by labeling conservative points of view as “extremist,” “anti-feminist,” and “racist,” feminists are shutting down the dialogue on their college campuses before it even begins.

To the leftist student activists, it...

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“I will not obey that order”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:00am 4/8/2015 at 7:00am
Bill Whittle Obey That Order

If there’s one thing the men and women who bravely put their lives on the line defending America and freedom shouldn’t have to worry about, it’s whether or not they’re offending anyone in the process.

Yet according to Bill Whittle, who has interacted with members of our armed forces, that’s exactly what’s...

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Political correctness may end Virginia State Bar international conferences

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:31pm 4/1/2015 at 8:31pm
Virginia State Bar President Banner with Border

We continue to investigate the strange cancellation of a mid-year legal seminar in Israel by the Virginia State Bar (VSB).  With the help of Judicial Watch, we have served a FOIA request on VSB, and will pursue the facts...

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Celebrate “Human Achievement Hour” 2015 today at 8:30 pm (#HAH2015)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 12:30pm 3/28/2015 at 12:30pm
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I invite Legal Insurrection readers to pour an ice cold brew and celebrate “Human Achievement Hour”, slated to start today at 8:30 pm local time.

The event is promoted by the Competitive Enterprise Institute; its website offers the background on today’s festivities:

  • Human Achievement Hour...
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CA Supreme Court bans judges’ membership in Boy Scouts

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:00am 1/24/2015 at 7:00am
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California’s seven Supreme Court judges have voted unanimously to prohibit state judges from holding membership in the Boy Scouts of America; the ruling is based on the grounds that the Scouts discriminate against gays.

California is one of several states that has rules on the books bann...

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Santa Barbara newspaper vandalized over using term “Illegals”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:30am 1/22/2015 at 8:30am
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Just when you may have given up entirely on the Golden State, news comes about a newspaper in one of the deepest blue enclaves fighting political correctness.

A California newspaper will continue to use the term “illegals” to describe people who enter the U.S. without permission, despite an attack on its building...

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First World Problems

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 9, 2015 at 9:30pm 1/9/2015 at 9:30pm
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One of you is going to watch this, and comment:

This is 3 minutes and 44 seconds of my life I’ll never get back.

There is so much wrong there, it’s hard to know where to start.

Please, don’t hate me for posting this.

 
 
 

Feds turn Harvard Law into PC parrot

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:30am 1/8/2015 at 11:30am
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Can federal officials declare you in violation of the law, not for actions that flout the text of a statute, but for failing to parrot the agency’s controversial views about how the statute should be applied in hypothetical situations?

Recently, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) did just that to...

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Student Reporter under Attack at Brandeis Univ. for Reporting On anti-Police Tweets

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 10:15am 12/24/2014 at 10:15am
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Daniel Mael is a senior at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. That’s the university that last spring canceled a commencement speech by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Ardently pro-Israel, Mael has had run-ins with progressive groups on campus like J Street.

Mael also is a prolific reporter for Truth Revolt, in addition to writing guest...

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Baltimore City Police Commissioner: Will There Be Marches when “Officers are Shot, Too?”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 3:00pm 12/16/2014 at 3:00pm
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A Baltimore City police officer was shot and seriously wounded at a traffic stop Sunday night. At a press conference outside the hospital as the officer was being treated, Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said, “I’m not caught on the irony of the timing of the situation. We’ve had marches...

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If you are reading this, congratulations, you made it

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11:33am 12/15/2014 at 11:33am
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Someone forwarded this video.

Pretty much says so much about the nanny state and nanny culture.

If you are reading this, you are a survivor.

Congratulations.

I can’t believe we made it. from Bart Mitchum on Vimeo.

 
 
 

Cornell Univ. Police Chief apologizes for saying #AllLivesMatter instead of #BlackLivesMatter

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:41pm 12/12/2014 at 6:41pm
Cornell campus aerial view towards Cayuga Lake

College Insurrection and others recently reported how the President of Smith College apologized to the student body for using the term “All Lives Matter” rather than “Black Lives Matter.”

A Cornell engineering student just tweeted to me about a similar statement from the Chief of the Cornell University Police, Kathy Zoner, in...

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