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Progressive Killjoys: How to discuss climate change at Christmas Dinner

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 7:00pm 12/24/2015 at 7:00pm

On Christmas Day 2011, as part of our “Open” post, we noted the following:

What a bunch of kill joys, How to Discuss Climate Change With Your Uncle During the Holidays (because after racist relatives, climate change deniers are the biggest problem at family Christmas dinners).

The advice was from a guest contributor at ...

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Progressive College Student Mistakenly Tries to Debate Dinesh D’Souza

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 3:30pm 12/12/2015 at 3:30pm

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza visited Amherst College in October and engaged in some voluntary debate with a small audience.

One student asked two very long questions which, combined with D’Souza’s responses, make up the bulk of the video below.

The first question is about American foreign policy in the Middle East...

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EXCLUSIVE: Brandeis Provost Green Lights Academic Pass for Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 23, 2015 at 3:09pm 11/23/2015 at 3:09pm

This post has been updated.

Earlier this week, Brandeis University became the latest in a long line of academic institutions to receive a “list of demands” from its allegedly beleaguered student body. Saying that “we [Brandeis has] failed our black students,” “Concerned Students 2015” released a laundry list of demands to the...

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Paris Attacks Bring Inevitable Calls for Gun Control From the Left

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:30am 11/19/2015 at 11:30am

As the world reacts to the terror attacks in Paris and French authorities continue to address new developments, some progressives are pushing the left’s pet issue of gun control.

In order to understand their point, you have to completely ignore the fact that France has some of the strictest gun control laws...

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Dartmouth Students Stage Hostile #BlackLivesMatter Protest in School Library

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00am 11/17/2015 at 7:00am

Dartmouth College students who are part of the Black Lives Matter movement recently staged a protest which invaded a school library. As we reported yesterday at College Insurrection, some students who were try...

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How many Israelis must die for “as a Jew” progressives to feel good about themselves? (Update)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-h935olL_4&feature=youtu.be&t=1m59s
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 8:00pm 10/25/2015 at 8:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-h935olL_4&feature=youtu.be&t=1m59s

“As a Jew” is a phrase that starts the conversation for some left-wing Jews when it comes to Israel, and particularly “the occupation.”

The establishment of Jewish identity at the start serves as the shield for what is to follow: A completely one-sided, factually inaccurate, historically-skewed bashing of Israel.

Such an Op-Ed was published in...

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Liberal Matt Damon Targeted by Social Justice Warriors

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:00am 9/30/2015 at 10:00am

Matt Damon has a big new movie coming out but he’s not winning any new fans from his fellow travelers on the left.

Damon has long been a favorite on the left for his progressive politics but two recent high profile incidents have put him at odds with the social justice crowd.

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Feminist Icon Criticizes “Rape Culture” Activism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 9:30am 9/20/2015 at 9:30am

Susan Brownmiller wrote the 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape which set the stage for much of today’s feminism. She is not, however, a huge fan of everything espoused by today’s feminists, including slut walks and rape culture activism.

Katie Van Syckle of New York Mag recently interviewed her....

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The View is Losing Advertisers and They Deserve It

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2:00pm 9/19/2015 at 2:00pm

After the recent Miss America contest, some of the ladies on The View mocked Miss Colorado, who is a nurse, for wearing scrubs and a stethoscope during the pageant.

Social media erupted following their obnoxious comments and now the show is paying the price with the loss of advertisers.

Mary Bowerman of USA...

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Will #BlackLivesMatter Extremism Lead to Occupy-style Failure?

https://vimeo.com/user3188566/occupyunmasked
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 4:00pm 7/25/2015 at 4:00pm
https://vimeo.com/user3188566/occupyunmasked

The failure of the Occupy movement was epic in its crash-and-burn in the wake of “occupiers” pooping on cop cars, establishing rape safety tents, displaying food privilege, and being infested with

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Jon Stewart Doesn’t Like Being Told to Check His White Privilege

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 12:30pm 7/25/2015 at 12:30pm

Jon Stewart isn’t a Social Justice Warrior for the left, he’s a four-star general. In his many years as the host of the Daily Show, he’s never backed away from an opportunity to make conservatives look like backwards, racist hicks.

Now one of his former staff writers named Wyatt Cenac, who is...

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Has Israel lost Democratic “opinion elites”?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 6, 2015 at 4:15pm 7/6/2015 at 4:15pm

Frank Luntz recently conducted polling of American “opinion elites” attitudes toward Israel.

The results, but not the data, were published in an article by David Horvitz, Editor in Chief of The Times of Israel, Israel losing Democrats, ‘can’t claim bipartisan US support,’ top pollster warns:

Three quarters of highly educated, high income, publicly...

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Creator of Viral Obama Poster Loses Hope

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:30am 5/29/2015 at 8:30am

If you were paying attention to American politics in 2008, you couldn’t escape from the viral Obama “hope” poster created by Shepard Fairey. His simple image became a symbol of the junior senator’s presidential campaign and was proudly displayed by Obama supporters on Facebook.

Unfortunately for Fairey, his love of Obama was...

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If you are reading this, congratulations, you made it

http://vimeo.com/52231459
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11:33am 12/15/2014 at 11:33am
http://vimeo.com/52231459

Someone forwarded this video.

Pretty much says so much about the nanny state and nanny culture.

If you are reading this, you are a survivor.

Congratulations.

I can’t believe we made it. from Bart Mitchum on Vimeo.

 
 
 

Hillary will crumble if Elizabeth Warren just says “Yes”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:09pm 12/13/2014 at 2:09pm

Forget the polls.

Forget. The. Polls.

The Democratic nomination for president is Elizabeth Warren’s for the asking.

If that wasn’t the case two weeks ago, it is now after Warren’s performance trying to kill CRomnibus because of a rider scaling back a part of the Dodd-Frank financial scheme.

It doesn’t matter if Warren is right

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If Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel doesn’t die by age 75, should he get the Death Panel?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:05am 9/28/2014 at 10:05am

Remember when the left scoffed at Sarah Palin for pointing out that Obamacare would lead to rationing and death panels?

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who was involved in the creation of Obamacare, doesn’t.

In case you missed it, Dr. Emanuel recently penned a ghoulish piece for The Atlantic in which he said that he...

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The War on Poverty Has Failed

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11:30am 9/17/2014 at 11:30am

For the last few years, liberals have been trying to re-brand the War on Poverty as a fight against income inequality, but that effort may have come too late.

According to a new report from

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