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Prager U: The Electoral College and Why it Matters

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00pm 11/13/2016 at 7:00pm

This election cycle brought to the forefront the failure of the American education system to teach the populace basic Constitutional principles, like why we have an Electoral College.

To help clarify, we dug into Prager U’s archives and found a great explainer on why we have the Electoral College and why it’s...

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TNT’s Ernie Johnson Weighs in on the Election Results

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayU5kw7Kf5U
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 5:30pm 11/13/2016 at 5:30pm
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Ernie Johnson is one of my favorite people in sports. Not only does he have an incredible personal story, but he’s always struck me as a genuinely decent, balanced human being.

An announcer for TNT, CBS, and TBS, Johnson weighed in on the election results:

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High School Teacher On Leave After Comparing Trump to Hitler In Class

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/13/2016 at 4:30pm

A California high school history teacher taught his students that Trump’s rise to power is similar to Hitler’s and, according to one student, required that students find and read racist quotes from Trump aloud in the classroom.

The LA Times reports:

Frank Navarro, a history and special education teacher at Mountain View High...

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Trump Victory Spawns “Subway Therapy” Notes Plastered in NYC Subways

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:30pm 11/13/2016 at 3:30pm
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Not all New Yorkers are out rioting in the streets; some are choosing instead to write their thoughts down and stick the note to a NYC subway wall.

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Mary Matalin v. Van Jones On Race in the 2016 Election

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/13/2016 at 2:30pm
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This Week had a bit of excitement as Mary Matalin and Van Jones got into a heated discussion about the role of race in Trump’s victory.

Mediaite reports:

ABC’s This Week, political commentators Van Jones and Mary Matalin went at it over Jones’ much-played post-election comments about the results being a “whitelash” against...

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Palestinian UN Envoy threatens Trump: If US Moves Embassy to Jerusalem We’ll ‘Make Their Life Miserable’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsyWQAj1ws8&feature=youtu.be
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 12:05pm 11/13/2016 at 12:05pm
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Prof. Miriam Elman had a post earlier today on Donald Trump’s promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Israel’s capitol, U.S. Embassy: Next Year in Jerusalem?

It’s worth highlighting one piece of news in that post, via Haaretz, Palestinian UN Envoy: If Trump Moves Embassy to Jerusalem We’ll ‘Make His...

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SNL manages to politicize Hallelujah

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 9:40am 11/13/2016 at 9:40am
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I don’t watch Saturday Night Live anymore, and haven’t in well over a decade.

It’s just not funny, and almost always is anti-Republican and anti-conservative.

Last night Kate McKinnon — in the role of Hillary Clinton — did a respectable rendition of Hallelujah, in memory of Leonard Cohen. We covered the original and...

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Kelly Ayotte for Secretary of Defense?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 6:30pm 11/12/2016 at 6:30pm

This seems like an odd move, but apparently the Trump transition team, now headed up by Vice President-elect Pence, is considering the one-term, soon-to-be-former Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) for Secretary of Defense.

The Washington Post reports:

The Trump team has added a name to its list of potential candidates for secretary of defense — outgoing...

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Chelsea Clinton Being “Groomed” For House Run

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/12/2016 at 4:30pm
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Just yesterday, LI reader Tom Swift reminded me that Chelsea Clinton is waiting in the wings to pick up her parents’ baton and beat Americans over the head and heart with it.  Today, I read a New York...

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Trump Hotels See Bookings Surge After His Win

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/12/2016 at 2:30pm
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Bookings at Trump’s DC and NYC hotels were down while Trump was campaigning against Hillary; however, now that he’s going to be the nation’s 45th president, people are flocking to his hotels.

The New York Post reports:

Bookings at Trump hotels in Washington, DC, and New York — which plunged during Donald Trump’s...

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Tears, Angst, Meltdowns In Federal Agencies

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 12:30pm 11/12/2016 at 12:30pm
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It’s bad enough that we’ve been treated to widespread temper tantrums, public meltdowns, violent riots, and all sorts of unseemly behavior from the left since Trump’s victory on Tuesday, but from career government employees, this kind of unprofessional nonsense is shameful. Period.

E & E Publishing reports:

U.S. EPA employees were in tears....

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VIDEO: Oklahoma U. Snowflake Has Meltdown Over Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 11, 2016 at 1:30pm 11/11/2016 at 1:30pm
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The young lady in the video below is apparently a women and gender studies major and she’s terrified by the prospect of a Trump presidency because she’s a “queer person.”

Young liberals seem to think Donald Trump is David Duke. Where could they have gotten such an idea?

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Virginia Tech Offers Safe Spaces And Emotional Support to Students Over Election

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 11, 2016 at 12:00pm 11/11/2016 at 12:00pm

Virginia Tech is among the many colleges pampering students who are traumatized by our electoral process. This is what comes from giving everyone a trophy.

MRCTV reported:

Virginia Tech Offers Emotional Support, Safe Spaces for Students After Election

Donald Trump shocked...

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Woman Blames Imaginary Trump Supporter for Violence in Muslim Hate Crime Hoax

http://www.katc.com/story/33682825/ul-community-muslims-react-to-hate-crime-hoax
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 11, 2016 at 10:30am 11/11/2016 at 10:30am
http://www.katc.com/story/33682825/ul-community-muslims-react-to-hate-crime-hoax

A woman at the University of Louisiana Lafayette concocted a nasty little tale about an imaginary Trump supporter who yelled racial slurs at her, beat her, and stole her wallet and hijab. The story of course, was a hoax.

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VIDEO: Giuliani Calls College Students Protesting Trump Spoiled Crybabies

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 11, 2016 at 9:00am 11/11/2016 at 9:00am
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Rudy makes an interesting point about some college students rebelling against their leftist professors. Let’s hope he’s right about that.

Mediaite reports:

Giuliani: College Students Protesting Trump Are ‘a Bunch of Spoiled Crybabies’

Rudy Giuliani is clearly not impressed with college students and protesters that have turned out in force to condemn Donald Trump‘s...

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DNC Staffer Hollers at Donna Brazile During First Post-Election Meeting

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30am 11/11/2016 at 7:30am

It’s hard to be a Democrat right about now, apparently. Reeling from Tuesday’s election loss, emotions ran high at a DNC meeting where Donna Brazile, interim DNC Chief, got an ear full.

From HuffPo:

Donna Brazile, the interim leader of the Democratic National Committee, was giving what one attendee described as “a rip-roaring speech”...

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CNN’s Amanpour, Toobin in meltdown over SCOTUS prospects

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2016/11/09/must-watch-cnns-amanpour-toobin-meltdown-over-trump-effect-scotus
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/10/2016 at 4:30pm
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2016/11/09/must-watch-cnns-amanpour-toobin-meltdown-over-trump-effect-scotus

I can’t get enough of these videos. The collective freak out is entertaining.

Via NewsBusters:

By Wednesday morning, the on-air, online, and print meltdowns by liberal media types were exploding at an exp...

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