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Trump Threatens to Bring Gennifer Flowers to Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 2:59pm 9/24/2016 at 2:59pm

Democrats thought they were being clever by promising to put Mark Cuban front and center at Monday night’s presidential debate, but they didn’t count on Team Trump.

The Hill reports:

Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to bring a woman that Bill Clinton had an extramarital affair with when he debates Hillary Clinton...

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UN: Police Shootings of Black People Reminiscent of Lynchings

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:30am 9/24/2016 at 11:30am

Business Insider reports:

Police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday.

The hard-hitting criticism – drawing a...

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Mizzou Student Paper Fires Conservative Columnist Over Criticism of Black Lives Matter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:00am 9/24/2016 at 10:00am

What’s more amazing, that this columnist was fired for criticizing Black Lives Matter or the fact that the Mizzou student paper had a conservative columnist?

Campus Reform reports:

Conservative columnist fired from Mizzou student paper

A conservative columnist was fired from the University of Missouri’s student newspaper after writing a column that criticized the...

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Ramapo College Students Told Their ‘America’ Themed Barbecue is Offensive

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8:00am 9/24/2016 at 8:00am

At some point, college students in a situation like this have to tell their progressive oppressors to stick it.

The Daily Caller reports:

Taxpayer-Funded College Bureaucrats Deem ‘American BBQ’ Theme ‘OFFENSIVE,’ Force Students To Change It

Students at taxpayer-funded Ramapo College of New Jersey attempted to organize a themed barbecue to kick off the...

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Tesla Adds Overheat Feature to Help Trapped Kids, Pets

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/23/2016 at 7:00pm

Silicon Valley automaker Tesla added an overheat feature to its latest software update to help protect anyone or pets left in hot cars:

Autopilot changes were widely rumored, but in a surprise development that Tesla is calling an “industry-first safety measure,” version 8.0 also includes Cabin Overheat Protection, which uses the vehicle’s...

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Military Wants 500 More Troops in Iraq

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/23/2016 at 7:00pm

The military has requested approval to send 500 more troops to Iraq to assist in missions to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. The White House needs to approve the request, but officials promise the troops would not see combat. Instead they would help the Iraqi military coordinate...

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President of Northwestern U. Insults People Who Criticize Safe Spaces

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/23/2016 at 5:30pm

Some college presidents want their student body to be a bunch of coddled babies. After all, it’s easier to pacify a baby.

Campus Reform reports:

Northwestern prez: only ‘idiots,’ ‘lunatics’ oppose safe spaces

In his convocation speech to new students Monday, the president of Northwestern University promised to provide “safe spaces” while snidely criticizing...

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Jimmy Kimmel Finds Most Trump Supporters Don’t Care About Tax Returns

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/23/2016 at 4:00pm

Okay, so people continue to hassle GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to release his tax returns. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel decided to take matters into his own hands by putting a crew on the street with fake Trump deductions.

Guess what he found? Most did not care about the “fake” tax...

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Profs at Ghana University Claim Gandhi Was Racist, Want Campus Statue Removed

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/23/2016 at 2:30pm

Here’s further proof that no one is safe from accusations of racism. Gandhi is a civil rights icon and was pivotal in securing independence for India but none of that matters, apparently.

The Guardian reports:

Petition calls for Gandhi statue to be removed from Ghana University

Ghanaian professors are calling for a statue of...

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University Librarians to Get Training on Dealing With Microaggressions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/23/2016 at 1:00pm

The left will eventually pervert every role on campus to specialize in one progressive policy or another.

Librarians who specialize in microaggressions is just another step.

The College Fix reports:

University librarians now trained on how to crack down on microaggressions

Gone are the days when the worst thing you might receive from a librarian...

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College Republicans in Texas Divided Over Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:30am 9/23/2016 at 10:30am

College Republicans in various parts of the country have struggled to find common ground in this election. Many groups support Trump but there’s plenty of dissent. Groups in Texas are having a particularly tough time.

The Texas Tribune reports:

Texas College Republicans Split on Donald Trump

Much like some party elders, college Republican groups...

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Cornell football coach tweets photo of players in sombreros – all hell breaks loose

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A football coach at Cornell University tweeted a picture of players wearing sombreros and that’s a big problem for some reason.

The Cornell Daily Sun reports:

Students, Cornell Athletics Respond to ‘Culturally Insensitive’ Football Coach Tweet

Fresh off the heels of Cornell football’s first win of the season, offensive coordinator and line coach Roy...

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Students in Oregon Shocked to Learn Free College Isn’t Really Free

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:30am 9/23/2016 at 7:30am

The left is absolutely convinced that higher education is a right and should therefore be free for anyone who wants it. Reality dictates that there’s no such thing as free.

In Oregon, politicians promised a free college program but reality spoiled all the fun.

The Register Guard reports:

State’s promise can fall short of...

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Hillary: “Why aren’t I 50 points ahead of Trump?”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:59pm 9/22/2016 at 7:59pm

In an odd video conference with the Laborers’ International Union of North America, Hillary hollered about the evils of Right to Work laws.

“Now having said all this, why aren’t I fifty points ahead? you might ask,” Hillary suggested.

Gee. We just can’t imagine why her lead continues to dwindle.

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No Ithaca College Students Show Up For Diversity Forums They Demanded

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:50pm 9/22/2016 at 7:50pm

Maybe colleges shouldn’t be so quick to bend over backwards for social justice warrior students. At Ithaca College, they’re not even showing up for programs they demanded.

The Daily Caller reports:

College Activists Demand Diversity Forums, Literally Zero Students Attend

Students at a New York college haven’t bothered to show up for diversity discussion...

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Tulsa Police Officer Charged in Shooting of Terence Crutcher

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 4:53pm 9/22/2016 at 4:53pm

Terrence Crutcher was fatally shot by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby on September 16. Today, first-degree manslaughter charges were filed against Officer Shelby.

From the AP Wire:

Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have filed first-degree manslaughter charges against the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street.

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Feminist Scholar: Menopause “Depicted” Exclusively as Female Condition

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/22/2016 at 2:30pm

From the “you couldn’t make this stuff up” file, we get the following story. Actually, it comes from the Taylor and Francis Online blog but it is a real academic research article.

It’s a few years old but we just discovered it and wanted to share.

Menopause, Only for Women? the Social Construction...

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