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Horror show: Tom Perez for Hillary Veep?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:00pm 3/14/2016 at 7:00pm
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While early reports of a potential Hillary VP pick centered on former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, top Democrats in the (increasingly large) progressive wing of the party are reportedly rallying behind a relatively unknown, but reliably progressive, Tom Perez to run as Hillary’s VP.

Who is Tom Perez? Listen:

Politico reports:

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Microaggressions Now Considered Harassment at the State Department?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 8:30am 3/8/2016 at 8:30am

We’ve covered the speech squelching progressive concept of microaggressions at College Insurrection countless times as an impediment to free expression on campus.

Now it seems this idea is entering parts of the government.

Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller:

State Dept. Warns Employees: ‘Microaggressions’ May Count As Harassment

Following the example set by elite...

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NEW TONE: Comedy Central Host Fantasizes About Murdering Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00am 3/2/2016 at 7:00am

In recent years, whenever a violent tragedy has occurred, the left has been quick to blame the NRA, Republicans, the Tea Party, and conservatives.

Then they stand on a soap box and lecture everyone about civility and demand a new tone in our politics. It’ll be interesting to see if any...

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It was nice knowin’ ya, Melissa Harris-Perry

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:30pm 2/27/2016 at 2:30pm

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is now protesting her own show, proving once again that the only thing lower than the network’s ratings is the collective IQ of their on-air talent.

The New York Times reports:

Melissa Harris-Perry Walks Off Her MSNBC Show After Pre-emptions

In an unusually public flare-up, one of MSNBC’s television personalities...

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Ben Shapiro speaks at California campus, all hell breaks loose

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00am 2/26/2016 at 7:00am

We reported earlier this week that conservative author Ben Shapiro was banned from speaking at California State University LA by the school’s president.

The school then relented and said Shapiro could come after all. Then things got crazy.

Students who wanted to hear Shapiro speak had to be ushered quietly into the lecture...

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California State University LA Bans Ben Shapiro

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:30am 2/24/2016 at 8:30am

Conservative author and speaker Ben Shapiro has been banned from making an appearance at California State University Los Angeles by the school’s president.

Shapiro would apparently present too great a threat to the safe spaces of CSULA’s sensitive snowflake students.

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Student: “Columbia should pay for my period”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:04pm 2/20/2016 at 3:04pm

Periods, as in periods, is the new frontier of the social justice movement.

Not long ago, after widespread activist pressure, Obama opposed the (non-existent) “tampon tax.”

Now, a Columbia University female student has decided that Columbia should provide her—and all “people who menstruate”—with free tampons and assorted “period-related” items from sanitary napkins...

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OUT: Mansplaining IN: Gunsplaining

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 12:30pm 2/14/2016 at 12:30pm

The left comes up with this stuff faster than anyone can keep up with them. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the left-wing Cosmopolitan Magazine is pushing an anti-gun narrative under the heading of gunsplaining:

Why You Should Never Date a “Gunsplainer”

We’ve all met mansplainers, but have you ever met a similarly...

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The Nation magazine mishandles prominent Rabbi’s complaint of anti-Semitic essay

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/31/2016 at 7:30pm

In November 2015, The Nation, a prominent progressive magazine, published an essay by controversial professor Steven Salaita which raised compl...

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Newest San Francisco Attraction: Open-Air Urinals

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 10:30am 1/31/2016 at 10:30am

Despite the success of Mayor Rudi Giuliani’s quality-of-life laws, the smart set on New York’s City Council is considering options to ease enforcement of these offenses in the name of “diversity”.

I would like to offer New Yorkers a glimpse of their future by showing them what is now happening in San...

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At anti-racism rally, Whites allowed to speak only after People of Color

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:00pm 1/8/2016 at 6:00pm

A rally is planned in Ithaca, NY, for January 9, 2016, against allegedly racist violence by police, specifically the non-indictments in the deaths of Sandra Bland and 

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Oxford Activist who wants “Rhodes” name removed now wants to ban FRENCH FLAG

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 6:04pm 12/27/2015 at 6:04pm
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The Oxford University student behind the demand to remove Cecil Rhodes’ name from the Rhodes Scholarship now has another demand — ban the French flag on campuses.

The student, Ntokozo Qwabe, has a history of activism in demanding the removal of “offensive” materials.  His first project was the “Rhodes Must Fall” campaign demanding...

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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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