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Heather MacDonald: #BlackLivesMatter Movement “A Very Tragic Diversion”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 8:45pm 7/26/2015 at 8:45pm
Heather McDonald Manhattan Institute

Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute, has made a career of painstakingly going into the police departments and town meetings and impacted urban neighborhoods to research the facts on the ground about how police practices actually affect lives.

On July 21, 2015, MacDonald appeard on the Harvard Lunch Club Political podcast, hosted by...

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Federal Offense: Dems want terms “Husband” and “Wife” gone

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 13, 2015 at 11:30am 7/13/2015 at 11:30am
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Now that the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage has been made, liberals have set their sights on destroying the language used to describe traditional marriages.

Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner reports:

Dems declare war on words ‘husb...

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How high must we jump in reporting SCOTUS gay marriage decision?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 12:00pm 6/27/2015 at 12:00pm
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Today, The NY Times turned its entire front page above the fold to celebrating yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on gay marriage:

Many national and major regional papers did the same.

But is any diversity of news coverage permitted on such a huge cultural victory?

If you want to know what the future of the...

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Coulter v. Maher et al. on Immigration

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30pm 6/20/2015 at 7:30pm
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As with most Ann Coulter books, her new volume Adios, America! has liberals in a twist.

Here’s the book’s self-description:

Ann Coulter is back, more fearless than ever. In Adios, America she touches the third rail in American politics, attacking the immigration issue head-on and flying in the face of La Raza, the...

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Will Rachel Dolezal deliver Affirmative Action coup de grâce?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 11:35am 6/17/2015 at 11:35am
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If Rachel Dolezal didn’t exist, someone would have had to invent her because she so embodies everything that is wrong with race-based politics and theories so prevalent in Higher Ed.

Dolezal is white. Elizabeth Warren white. As Mark Steyn once put it with regard to Warren, “the whitest white since Frosty the...

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Left’s Reaction to Seinfeld Exactly What You’d Expect

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 12, 2015 at 10:00am 6/12/2015 at 10:00am
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Our humorless and intellectually superior friends on the left listened to what Jerry Seinfeld said about political correctness and proved his point in exactly the way you’d expect.

Progressives can’t abide a celebrity with Seinfeld’s gravitas criticizing their culture of microaggressions and limits on free speech so naturally, he must be discredited.

MSNBC’s...

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Seinfeld to liberals: Stop the “creepy PC thing”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 4:00pm 6/10/2015 at 4:00pm
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The day Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover was revealed, I made a joke about it. It wasn’t anything particularly crude or shocking, and it didn’t go any further than the mildest joke you would have seen on Twitter that day, but I still fielded text messages chewing me out for being...

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

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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
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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
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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
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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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