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Philadelphia Nanny Staters Pass Soda Tax

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 17, 2016 at 9:10am 6/17/2016 at 9:10am

The left is celebrating the passage of a new tax on soda and sugary drinks in Philadelphia. It’s the second tax of its kind, the first was in Berkeley, California. This victory will only embolden proponents.

CNN reports:

Philadelphia passes a soda tax

In a final vote of 13-4, the Philadelphia City Council on...

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Race Activists at Mizzou Hijack Vigil for Orlando

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:00am 6/16/2016 at 10:00am

In another banner moment for the University of Missouri, student race activists hijacked a vigil for the victims of the Orlando terror attack this week.

The College Fix reported:

WATCH: Mizzou race activist hijacks Orlando vigil as gay community rebukes her

A vigil Monday planned by several University of Missouri student organizations was supposed...

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Yale Students Demand English Department Drop White Male Poets

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 3, 2016 at 10:00am 6/3/2016 at 10:00am

Social justice warriors at Yale are angry that the study of English involves reading the work of old white men. In a move that defies history and logic, they have launched a petition which makes specific demands on Yale’s English Department to put an end to this travesty.

Robby Soave writes...

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Violent Anti-Trump Protestors Go Wild after San Jose Event

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 3, 2016 at 8:30am 6/3/2016 at 8:30am

San Jose media appears to be following the same template used by San Diego’s press last Friday: Make the focus of the Donald Trump rally reports the protests that occur after the event, instead of the thousands of enthusiastic supporters who attended.

During the rally within an annex of the San Jose...

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No Punishment for Black Lives Matter Activists Who Invaded Dartmouth Library

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 8:30am 6/1/2016 at 8:30am

Last fall a large group of Dartmouth students who are also Black Lives Matter activists, marched into the school’s Baker-Berry Library and caused a disruption.

This was no small affair. Campus Reform reported that students in the library who were simply trying to study alleged physical and verbal assaults such as “F***...

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Social Justice Warriors Drive Innocent Faculty Couple from Yale Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 27, 2016 at 11:30am 5/27/2016 at 11:30am

Last fall, Yale sent out an email which encouraged students to show sensitivity in their choice of Halloween costumes. Erika Christakis, Associate Master of Silliman College responded to the email by reminding students of the importance of free expression. Her husband Nicholas Christakis, Master of Silliman College, defended his wife’s email.

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#FreeRebelPundit – arrested while filming leftist riot DePaul U. appearance (Audio added)

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2013/03/01/joining-andrew-breitbart-in-the-scrum/
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 11:00pm 5/24/2016 at 11:00pm
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2013/03/01/joining-andrew-breitbart-in-the-scrum/

Breitbart author/media personality Milo appeared at DePaul University tonight, and was met with a stage takeover and threats of violence.

Breitbart News has the details:

Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at DePaul University had to be cut short Tuesday night after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and...

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BREAKING – Small Democratic Socialist town in middle of nowhere 8th most expensive to raise family

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 9:15pm 5/24/2016 at 9:15pm

Ithaca, NY, loves it some Democratic Socialism of the Bernie Sanders type.

Ithaca is the second Most Pro-Sanders Zip Code in the nation, just behind the Mission District of San Francisco.

Here are the directions to my house, circa November 2008:

To live in...

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Progressive Astroturf Central

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:30am 5/20/2016 at 8:30am

My wife and I walked into a pizza place in Boston near the hospital one of my daughters has been in (*) when my wife noticed this poster about getting paid to protest.

The poster promised pretty good summer money, that certainly would be attractive to otherwise unemployable SJW’s.

The poster was by...

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Scripps College Students: Madeleine Albright is a War Criminal

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:30am 5/14/2016 at 10:30am

Madeleine Albright is set to deliver the commencement address at Scripps College. You would think that the nation’s first female secretary of state would be welcomed at the women only school but we live in strange times.

Back in April, students objected to Albright for being white, now they’ve decided the real...

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Van Jones: Three Dumb Ideas Progressives Have About Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7:00pm 5/13/2016 at 7:00pm

Disgraced communist and former Obama “Green Jobs Czar,” Van “Cash for Clunkers” Jones, hasn’t been resting on his laurels since his abrupt 2009 middle-of-the-night departure from the Obama administration. He was busy serving at the front of the progressive campaign to diminish and demonize the Tea Party into obscurity, and he has...

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VIDEO: Seattle University Students Struggle to Explain Male vs. Female

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 9:00am 5/13/2016 at 9:00am

The Family Policy Institute of Washington recently spoke with some students from Seattle University and asked them simple questions about gender and the differences between men and women.

Here’s a description from their blog:

The second episode in FPIW’s wildly popular College Kids Say the Darndest Things series launched Monday...

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Women Protest Harvard’s New Single-Sex Club Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 10:00am 5/12/2016 at 10:00am

Harvard is instituting a new policy which will punish students who join single-sex clubs by prohibiting them from serving in leadership roles.

While many students are unhappy with the new rules, it was women at the school who recently staged a protest.

The Harvard Crimson reports:

Hundreds of Women Protest Harvard Sanctions

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Obama’s DHS Secretary Protested at Georgetown Over Immigration

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 10:00am 5/10/2016 at 10:00am

Campus culture has drifted so far to the left that students at Georgetown are protesting Obama’s secretary of homeland security Jeh Johnson, who’s slated to deliver the commencement address for their School of Foreign Service.

Students have decided Johnson is too conservative on immigration to speak at the university.

Blake Neff reports at...

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Harvard to Blacklist Students Who Join Single Sex Organizations

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:30am 5/7/2016 at 10:30am

Harvard clearly thinks single sex organizations are a bad thing and they’re taking extraordinary measures to discourage students from joining them.

Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that progressives believe in choice.

The FIRE blog reports:

Harvard Brings Back the Blacklist for Final Club, Fraternity, Sorority Students

BOSTON, May 6, 2016—In a...

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Cornell Black Students United wants diversity training for faculty

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:30am 5/5/2016 at 8:30am

A decidedly progressive student group at Cornell University called Black Students United has sent a letter to school administrators saying they want the entire faculty to undergo training in diversity and a host of other garden variety issues in identity politics.

The Cornell Daily Sun has the story:

Cornell Black Students United to...

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Ohio State Shows How to Deal With Student Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8:30am 4/15/2016 at 8:30am

Student protesters at Ohio State University recently learned a valuable lesson. Mainly because the administration drew a line in the sand and told them calmly that if they persisted, they would be arrested and possibly expelled.

The way it was handled was brilliant. An administrator explained to the students that the people...

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