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Michigan School District: Betsy Ross Flag Symbolizes “Hate”

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A high school football game in Michigan gained national attention when its school district Superintendent apologized for the display of a Betsy Ross flag.  He stated that it symbolizes “exclusion and hate.”

Michigan Live reports:

Forest Hills Superintendent Dan Behm has apologized for the actions of a group of students who upset many...

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Navy To Train Sailors in New Transgender Policy

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Now that the Pentagon has approved transgender military members to serve openly, the military is planning for the massive number of its transgender personnel who will undoubtedly embrace their inner “zi.”  To that end, the United States Navy is planning a three-pronged training process to help sailors with the transition. ...

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Parents Complain They Got ‘Contact High’ During Swarthmore College Tour

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/18/2016 at 4:00pm

If you’re a parent who doesn’t want your child to smoke Marijuana in college, this a pretty good red flag.

CBS News in Pittsburgh reports:

Parents Complain Of ‘Contact High’ During Pa. College Tour

Student tour guides at a college outside Philadelphia say they have been told not to bring prospective students or their...

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ObamaCare’s Narrow Networks and High Deductibles Hurt American Families

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:00pm 9/18/2016 at 2:00pm

Early predictions of ObamaCare’s failure were ignored, yet a new government report shows that American families are—as predicted—having trouble affording and accessing health care.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Obamacare enrollees had trouble affording and accessing health care as well as understanding how to use their plans, according to a report from the...

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Minnesota Mall Knife-Wielding Terrorist

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 11:59am 9/18/2016 at 11:59am
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A knife-wielding terrorist rampaged through a Minnesota Mall, stabbing victims and asking at least one person if he was Muslim.  ISIS has claimed responsibility for this “soldier of the Islamic State.”  Their “soldier of Allah” was shot by an off-duty police officer and died at the scene.

Fox News reports:

ISIS claimed responsibility...

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Brown University Reinstates ROTC For First Time Since Vietnam War

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 10:00am 9/18/2016 at 10:00am

Can you even imagine the campus protests this is going to spark? Just invoking the term “Vietnam War” will probably trigger certain faculty members.

FOX News reports:

Brown reinstates ties to ROTC that it cut during Vietnam War

Brown University is offering students a way to train to become officers in the Navy, Marine...

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Dallas Cop Files Suit Against Black Lives Matter Leader for Inciting Violence

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 8:30am 9/18/2016 at 8:30am

A Dallas police sergeant filed suit in federal court against Black Lives Matter leaders, among others, for inciting violence against police.

The Dallas Morning News reported:

Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation and a 17-year law enforcement veteran, filed the amended complaint in federal court Friday.

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FBI Director: Put Tape Over Your Computer Webcam

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 8:03pm 9/17/2016 at 8:03pm

Not just a myth for the overly paranoid — unless you’re willing to share your webcam’s view the world’s n’er do wellers, you may want to consider covering that puppy up.

Sound far fetched? FBI Director James Comey reiterated last week that covering your webcam is no different than locking...

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Intifada NYC?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 5:15pm 9/17/2016 at 5:15pm

I think we missed reporting on the meat cleaver attack on a NYC policeman earlier this week.

Turns out, it wasn’t just any meat cleaver maniac, it was a Palestinian facing deportation, The NY Daily News reports Meat cleaver madman, a Palestinian, was in Midtown to appeal deportation order before he...

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Jimmy Fallon Wears Medical Mask for Hillary’s “Tonight Show” Appearance

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 3:15pm 9/17/2016 at 3:15pm
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In a “Tonight Show” appearance scheduled to air Monday night, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was greeted by a medical mask-wearing Jimmy Fallon.

Well played, Mr. Fallon. Well played.

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Edward Snowden to Vote in November’s Presidential Election

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:02pm 9/17/2016 at 2:02pm

. . . but he won’t say for whom he is voting.

The AP reports:

Edward Snowden, in exile in Moscow after leaking U.S. National Security Agency documents, said Friday he intends to vote in the U.S. presidential election, but did not say which candid...

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Indiana U. Students Told to Take Cold Showers for the Planet

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/17/2016 at 1:00pm

Indiana University has a new ‘sustainability’ department. Isn’t that helpful?

The College Fix reports:

Take cold showers for the planet, new ‘sustainability’ department urges Indiana U. students

“Living sustainably is one of the easiest things you can do. Turn off your lights, unplug your electric devices, take shorter, cold showers.”

This is the pitch to...

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Hillary Pants Suits in All Colors Clinton a “Style Icon”?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00am 9/17/2016 at 11:00am
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Yep, according to the Washington Post‘s fashion critic.

But beyond cut and color, designers are obsessing about strong and powerful women who are independent and enduring — perhaps even a bit scandalous. There has been talk of O’Keeffe, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem, influential mothers and grandmothers — and of course, Hillary Clinton.

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Harvard Dining Services Workers May Go on Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9:45am 9/17/2016 at 9:45am

Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) workers have had numerous strikes over the years and they always enjoy the backing of the student body. Here we go again.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

HUDS Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

Harvard’s dining service employees voted 97 percent in favor of authorizing a strike should the University not...

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Illegal Immigrants in NC Demand Free College Tuition

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It takes a special kind of audacity to demand something from a country you’re in illegally.

WFMY News reported:

Undocumented Students Rally For ‘Say Yes’ Scholarship Inclusion

Undocumented Guilford County high school students want the ‘Say Yes To Education’...

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DePaul U. to Hold Event Before Election Telling Students Why They Shouldn’t Vote

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I’m actually all for this. If students don’t know who they should vote for, let them sit this one out.

Red Alert Politics reports:

DePaul Univ. event tells students: ‘Why you shouldn’t vote’

The latest polls are showing almost half of millennial voters either supp...

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James O’Keefe Poses as Doctor at Hillary’s Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/16/2016 at 7:00pm

James O’Keefe posed as “Dr.” O’Keefe at Hillary Clinton’s Westchester, NY, campaign headquarters to find out what the staffers had to say about Hillary’s health. He even brought her a get well card.

Surprisingly, no one recognized him even though he used his real name and even said he called his practice...

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