Quick Takes  (Page 261)

Journalist Quits Charlie Hebdo for “Going Soft” on Islamic Terrorism

https://twitter.com/OrenKessler/status/817893176535089152
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/8/2017 at 2:30pm
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We’ve written quite often about Charlie Hebdo since their offices were stormed by a terrorist who killed 11 people who worked in their building and one Parisian police officer.  It’s been two years since that horrific attack, and the satirical magazine is in the news again as one of its more...

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Second BDS defeat this weekend, this time at American Historical Association

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/8/2017 at 12:30pm

Yesterday the attempt to boycott Israeli academic institutions was rejected at the Modern Language Association, Massive DEFEAT for BDS at Modern Language Association.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions academic boycott movement suffered a second defeat, this time at the American Historical Association. In 2016, the AHA rejected an academic BDS resolution, as we...

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College Democrats at George Washington U. Plan Resistance to Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 10:36am 1/8/2017 at 10:36am

It’s amazing how active the left has been before Trump has actually even done anything.

Campus Reform reported:

GW Dems plot their ‘resistance’ to Trump administration

The George Washington University College Democrats have been busy planning their “resistance training” following Donald Trump’s election.

“This week we released our Post-Election Action Guide, a 17-page guide to...

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Rhode Island Teacher To Bring Students to Anti-Trump Protest

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 8:00am 1/8/2017 at 8:00am

Central Falls High School math teacher Seth Kolker has organized a trip for a group of students to attend the “Women’s March on Washington” to protest against President-elect Donald Trump the day after his inauguration:

Central Falls High School math teacher Seth Kolker has independently organized the group. He did so to...

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New Army Regulations: Beards, Turbans, Hijabs Allowed

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 4:30pm 1/7/2017 at 4:30pm
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The Army announced that male Sikh soldiers can now sport beards and turbans, while female Sikh and Muslim soldiers can wear their hair in dreadlocks or cover their heads with a hijab.

Fox News reports:

The U.S. Army has issued a directive on grooming and appearance regulations that allows observant Sikh men and...

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St. Jude Hospital Confirms Eric Trump Helped Raise $16.3 Million

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Last month, President-elect Trump tweeted his disgust that his son, Eric, would have to stop fundraising for charity.

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Republican’s Bill Would Ban Tax Dollars for Certain Social Justice Courses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00pm 1/7/2017 at 2:00pm

The left has gone so far past serious academics with social justice course work that extraordinary measures like this seem reasonable.

The Daily Caller reports:

Arizona Lawmaker’s Bill Would BAN Taxpayer Funding Of Ridiculous Social Justice Classes

A state legislator in Arizona has crafted legislation that would prohibit taxpayer dollars from funding any coursework...

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No need for college, just attend ‘SJW Insult Generator’ University

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 12:00pm 1/7/2017 at 12:00pm

The insane rantings of campus Social Justice Warriors — both students and faculty — is a frequent topic here.

It seems at times as if we are witnessing mind-numbed robots just spewing word-salads of randomly selected catchphrases.

Why, oh why, would someone pay over $100k or more just to be able to regurgitate...

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Young Americans for Freedom Labeled ‘Hate Group’ at UW Madison

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 10:00am 1/7/2017 at 10:00am

This would be the same UW Madison which is currently offering a program about the problem of whiteness.

The College Fix reports:

UW-Madison’s Young Americans for Freedom labeled hate group

The Student Coalition for Progress at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently pushed a petition that alleged University of Wisconsin Madison’s Young Americans for Freedom...

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Georgia Tech Climatologist Resigns Over ‘Craziness’ of Politics in Climate Change

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The left has politicized the study of climate science to the point were skepticism equals academic heresy.

Reason reported:

Georgia Tech Climatologist Judith Curry Resigns over ‘the CRAZINESS in the field of climate science.’

Climatologist and former chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology Judith Curry...

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Texas Mulls “Constitutional Carry”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 4:30pm 1/6/2017 at 4:30pm

Will Texas be the 11th state to allow “constitutional carry” — the ability to openly carry firearms without a license.

As the legislature congregates for its bi-annual meeting, lawmakers hope to inhibit limit...

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Do Democrats Have a Religion Problem?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 3:00pm 1/6/2017 at 3:00pm

The 2016 election exposed many cracks in the Democratic Party, not the least of which is their disconnection from the religious voter.

Former White House Advisor Michael Wear spoke to The Atlantic about the Democratic hostility towards religion and the religious:

There aren’t many people like Michael Wear in today’s Democratic Party. The...

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Joe Biden to Form Partnership With University of Delaware

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1:30pm 1/6/2017 at 1:30pm

We now know how Joe Biden will be spending some of his time after January 20th. He’s going to partner with the University of Delaware in a policy program.

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Law Profs Say Jeff Sessions Too ‘Racially Insensitive’ to be Attorney General

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:30am 1/6/2017 at 10:30am
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This is what happens when Democrats spend eight years turning the Justice Department into the Social Justice Department.

Campus Reform reports:

Law profs claim Sessions too ‘racially insensitive’ for AG

More than 1,300 law professors from across the country have signed a petition calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject Sen. Jeff Sessions’...

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South Korea Hires Person to Monitor Trump’s Tweets

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:00am 1/6/2017 at 9:00am

South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ North American Affairs Bureau has hired a person for a very important job…monitor President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets. The person must concentrate on “tweets related to Korea and northeast Asia.”

From JoongAng Daily:

The Korean government is still in the process of building ties with Trump and does...

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Theology Students in UK Given Trigger Warning About Christ’s Crucifixion

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:30am 1/6/2017 at 7:30am

Wouldn’t you think theology students have already heard about Christ dying on the cross?

The Daily Mail reports:

Bible students are warned…you may find the crucifixion too upsetting!

Theology students are being warned in advance that...

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Northwestern U. Students Fly Black Lives Matter Flag on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 6:00pm 1/5/2017 at 6:00pm

The flag was flown as part of an activism program on Black Lives Matter at the school.

The Washington Times reported:

Northwestern University flies Black Lives Matter flag

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