Quick Takes  (Page 276)

VIDEO: Why isn’t there peace between the Palestinians and Israel?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 7:30am 1/4/2017 at 7:30am
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Prager U‘s latest takes on the Middle East:

The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it’s very simple. Israelis want...

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Student Union at University in England Bans Use of Words ‘He and She’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:30am 1/3/2017 at 10:30am

This left wing craziness does no one any good in the real world.

The Daily Mail reports:

Student union bans use of ‘he’ and ‘she’ – because they ‘don’t want to make...

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What Are The Most Popular Fast Food Chains in Each State?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:00am 1/3/2017 at 9:00am
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Which fast food chains reign supreme?

Business Insider takes a look at which drive-through eateries have the most Four Square check-ins:

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Op-Ed: How Liberal Professors Are Ruining College

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:30am 1/3/2017 at 7:30am

Chris Sweeney of Boston Magazine has written an interesting piece about politics in higher education. He begins with a story many conservative students will find familiar.

Here’s an excerpt:

How Liberal Professors Are Ruining College

The freshman had his hesitations. “I am somewhat ‘in the closet,’” he emailed me from the safety of his...

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Saudi Arabia Executed Over 150 People in 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 1/2/2017 at 2:30pm

Okay, everyone in the world. Keep criticizing the United States over human rights abuses. I’ll just show you another brutal and bloody year in Saudi Arabia at the hands of the kingdom for breaking

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Prof: Trump’s Views on Climate Change Disqualify Him From Using Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:30pm 1/2/2017 at 12:30pm

Is there anyone in academia who has not completely lost their mind over Trump?

Truth Revolt reports:

CA State Professor: Trump’s Climate Views Disqualify Him From Using Twitter

A history professor at Cal State University, Sacramento, argued President-Elect Donald Trump should not be able to use Twitter because “people who dismiss science in one...

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France: Law Permits Workers To Ignore Work Emails After Hours

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 10:30am 1/2/2017 at 10:30am
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A new “right to disconnect” labor law going into effect January 1st, gives French workers the legal right to ignore work emails after hours.

The Guardian reports:

From Sunday, French companies will be required to guarantee their employees a “right to disconnect” from technology as the country seeks to tackle the modern-day scourge...

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Harvard Grad Students Claim School Hindered Unionization Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 8:30am 1/2/2017 at 8:30am

Grad students at Harvard held a recent vote over whether or not to unionize. Now they’re claiming the school interfered in the voting process.

From Boston.com:

Grad students say Harvard hindered...

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Federal Judge Blocks Rule On Transgender, Abortion-related ObamaCare Protections

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/1/2017 at 5:30pm
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A federal judge issued an order “barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services.

Reuters reports:

A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination...

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Trump at impromptu press conference: “We have to protect Israel”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 3:30pm 1/1/2017 at 3:30pm
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At a New Year’s Eve function last night, President-elect Trump iterated his strong support for Israel.

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REPORTER: “Do you feel like president Obama has been trying to undermine you at all in some of the last-minute actions he’s taken?”

TRUMP: “I spoke to him yesterday. He’s been very nice on the phone. We...

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Canada Sees a Rise in College Applications From U.S. Students

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

The elections have triggered American college-bound students to apply for college in Canada. The Associated Press reported:

In the U.S., officials at some colleges say it’s clear Trump’s election is tilting enrollment patterns. Some recruiters say foreign students are avoiding the U.S. amid worries about safety and deportation, opting for Canada or...

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Wall Street Journal Journalist Detained, Released in Turkey

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

Wall Street Journal reporter Dion Nissenbaum will return to America after Turkish officials detained him for almost three days in Istanbul:

While in custody, Mr. Nissenbaum, a U.S. citizen, was denied access to lawyers despite repeated requests, he...

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Christian Student Sues College for Right to Preach on Campus

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

You have to wonder why this would even be an issue. People who don’t want to hear it don’t have to listen.

FOX News reports:

Christian student sues Georgia college for restricting right to preach on campus

A Christian student is suing a college in Georgia for allegedly violating his free speech rights by...

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University Releases List of Words Banned For 2017

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

Lake Superior State University releases a list of words every year at this time which are banned for the coming year. Here are some of their choices.

Via Inside Higher Ed:

You, Sir: Hails from a more civilized era when duels were the likely outcome of disagreements. Today, we suffer on-line trolls...

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Hawaiian Cafe: Trump Voters Can Eat Here After All

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A Hawaiian cafe owner posted a sign that read: “If you voted for Trump you can not eat here!”  It appears the cafe owner has had a change of heart, and is now willing to accept the money of Trump voters after all . . . if any still wish to...

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University in California Spends Thousands to Erase Negative Story From Internet

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/31/2016 at 3:30pm

So universities do care about their public images? You’d never know it from the last few years.

The Blaze reports:

California university wastes thousands to wipe unpleasant story off the internet

In a modern twist on an Orwellian concept, the University of California Davis paid consultants at least $175,000 to scrub an unpleasant story...

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A Recap of China’s 2016 Military Advancements

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Expect to see much more about China’s military chops in the coming years.

Real Clear Defense reviews China’s military advancements in the past year:

China’s military advanced along several fronts in 2016 in its concerted program to develop new asymmetric and conventional warfare capabilities while continuing to challenge the United States for...

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