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  • This is How Social Justice Warrior Faculty Do Things at Harvard

    07/22/2017 11:52:19 AM PDT · by PPSman · 5 replies
    Target Liberty ^ | July 22, 2017 | Robert Wenzel
    A faculty committee at Harvard charged with re-evaluating the University's year-old social group penalties has resulted in a bizarre outcome calling for barring student membership in “fraternities, sororities, and similar organizations." An in-depth report by Harvard's school newspaper, The Crimson, reports that a May 12 vote by the committee on options to deal with social groups resulted in the "ban all social clubs", the most severe option among 10 options, actually came in third in voting by the committee with only 7 out of 27 votes.
  • Stuart Varney: Trump Has Already Made 'America $4 Trillion Richer’ in Just 6 Months

    07/22/2017 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    IPJ ^ | 07/22/17 | Julio Rosas
    In an op-ed on his Fox Business show Thursday, host Stuart Varney made the case of how President Donald Trump has made the U.S. richer while only being in office for six months. Despite the negative media coverage, Varney says investors look forward to what the current administration can continue to do: Look at this: Since his election win, the Trump rally has added $4.1 trillion to the nation's wealth. Anyone with a 401k, an IRA, college savings, retirement savings, mutual funds. Anyone with a dime in the market has taken a piece of that $4 trillion. Also, during this presidency, five American...
  • WH Communications Director After Sandy Hook: ‘I Have Always Been for Strong Gun Control Laws

    07/22/2017 6:21:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/21/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is on the record expressing his support for “strong gun control laws.” On December 15, 2012, the day after the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary, Scaramucci tweeted: @laurasgoldman I don't support that legislation, never had, I have always been for strong gun control laws. — Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) December 15, 2012 And for those who might excuse such a statement as being a result of the emotion which overwhelmed so many Americans after Sandy Hook, consider the fact that Scaramucci also voiced support for gun control months before Sandy Hook occurred:...
  • Hate U.S. values? Then, please, get out

    07/22/2017 5:43:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/22/2017 | Patrice Lewis
    Back in 1984 when I was a college student, I had a seasonal job as a field biologist assistant, which required camping all summer deep in the High Sierra wilderness. It was a wonderful summer living in tents and cooking over a campfire with six other students. In the evenings, we sat around the fire and cooked food, swapped stories, sang songs, read books and otherwise entertained ourselves. Once in a while we had visitors join us. One such visitor was a student from Germany named Hanna. Her stay happened to coincide with America’s Independence Day, and that evening in...
  • GREAT AGAIN: President Trump Eliminates 860 Obama-Era Federal Regulations

    07/22/2017 5:33:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/21/17 | Jerome Hudson
    President Donald Trump’s White House has, according to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, removed or withdrawn about 860 Obama administration-era federal regulations. The massive decrease in regulations is part of the Trump administration’s overall deregulatory agenda, Mulvaney said during a press briefing Thursday. Updating reporters on President Trump’s 2-for-1 policy for federal regulations — which requires cutting two regulations for every one new implemented regulation — Mulvaney said we are at 16-to-1, Breitbart News’s Michelle Moons reports. Speaking to the “slow accretion, that slow cancer that can come from regulatory burdens that we put on our...
  • Justice Department hits back at report citing anonymous sources that Sessions...

    07/22/2017 4:24:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/21/17
    .....Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores denied Sessions had improper discussions with Kislyak or was untruthful about it later. "Obviously I cannot comment on the reliability of what anonymous sources describe in a wholly uncorroborated intelligence intercept that the Washington Post has not seen and that has not been provided to me, but the Attorney General stands by his testimony from just last month before the Senate Intelligence Committee when he specifically addressed this and said that he 'never met with or had any conversations with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign...
  • President Trump may thank Attorney General Sessions

    07/21/2017 11:12:49 PM PDT · by Boomer · 53 replies
    Fox News Opinion Section ^ | 7/21/2017 | Robert Charles
    Despite his recent criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the “Russia collusion” investigation of the Trump campaign, President Trump should thank Sessions for stepping aside from the probe that is drawing breathless media coverage almost every day. Why? Because any investigation overseen by Sessions that cleared Trump and his campaign of wrongdoing would immediately draw criticism, due to Sessions’ role as an important surrogate and close adviser to candidate Trump. Democrats would complain that no matter how little solid evidence was found, Sessions would be acting improperly in clearing Team Trump because he was hopelessly biased...
  • Boom: Mining +21.6% in Q1; Construction +5.6%; Manufacturing +4.7%; Bust: Finance -2.1%

    07/21/2017 9:49:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The real value added to the U.S economy by the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors boomed in the first quarter of 2017, while the real value added by the financial and insurance sector dropped, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Overall, the U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of only 1.4 percent in the first quarter. But the value added by mining grew by a booming annual rate of 21.6 percent, while construction grew 5.6 percent and manufacturing grew 4.7%.....
  • 'I'm done': Fed up with California, some conservatives look to Texas

    07/21/2017 7:19:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 20, 2017 | Jenny Jarvie
    E mails poured in from across California. “My boys’ minds have been taken over by the liberal teachings of the schools here,” wrote a woman from Westlake Village who works in the courts. “I would like to try to save my younger son before it’s too late.” “I for one wish to not be a part of this control and socialist environment,” said a woman from Vacaville who home-schools her children and complained that California liberals ridiculed her for praying before meals. “I’m done,” announced a financial planner from Monrovia who complained she was struggling to find common ground with...
  • Sanctuary city standoff looms as ICE director vows agent surge

    07/21/2017 5:24:03 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    he acting ICE director is vowing to use new resources to target undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities – a move likely to hit resistance from mayors and local law enforcement who previously have refused to cooperate with federal authorities. ICE Director Thomas Homan told The Washington Examiner he thinks sanctuary cities like New York and San Francisco are “ludicrous” and plans to direct extra agents to those areas. “What I want to get to is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open...
  • Obama Left Over 800 Proposed Regulations...Guess What Trump Just Did to Every Last One of Them

    07/21/2017 5:05:14 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 75 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 07/21/2017 | Jason Howerton
    When President Donald Trump took office, there were over 800 proposed regulations left over by his predecessor. On Thursday, the White House announced it had withdrawn every single one of them in an effort to chip away at the burden of government regulations. The Trump administration said former President Barack Obama’s administration left 469 planned actions and 391 proposed “regulatory proceedings,” according to Reuters. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney put it like this: the Trump administration is killing the “slow cancer that can come from regulatory burdens that we put on our people." {..snip..}
  • Trump orders review to strengthen US defense industry

    07/21/2017 4:02:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 21, 2017 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday initiating a government-wide review of the U.S. defense industry and suggest changes to strengthen it. The review is intended to identify and address potential weak points in the defense manufacturing base including companies that could go out of business and leave gaps in the supply chain for U.S. weapons systems, said Peter Navarro, the White House National Trade Council director. The executive order asked for recommendations on possible legislative, regulatory and policy changes that would improve and support the defense industry, calling it a "significant national priority." "America's defense industrial base...
  • Unimpressed Trump Sends Pentagon Back To The Drawing Board On Afghanistan

    07/21/2017 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/20/17 | Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Donald Trump, unimpressed by the Afghanistan war options presented to him during a White House meeting with his full national security team Wednesday, suggested they may have to go back to the drawing board to craft a strategy that does not mirror the failed ones employed by his predecessors, said an administration official. The meeting came as the Pentagon briefed lawmakers about plans to increase the U.S. military footprint in the country. Contrary to mainstream media claims that the president has taken a completely hands-off approach to the 16-year-old conflict in Afghanistan, Trump presided...
  • Trump won’t support new plan to save ‘Dreamers’ from deportation

    07/21/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 96 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers DC ^ | July 19, 2017 | Franco Ordonez
    WASHINGTON The White House signaled on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will not support a new bipartisan plan to protect young undocumented immigrants — so-called “Dreamers” — from being placed back in line for deportation. A White House official told McClatchy that Trump would not sign a new DREAM Act being crafted by a bipartisan team led by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
  • Anti-Second Amendment Academics Shot Down in Texas Case

    07/21/2017 1:09:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In August, 2016, two professors from the University of Austin, Texas, and an Associate Teaching Assistant Professor, sued the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, the President of the University of Texas, Austin, and the Members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin.A number of frivolous claims were offered in an attempt to stop the Texas statute allowing exercise of the Second Amendment on Campus from going into effect. The claims included that the law is vague, the law violated the plaintiffs' First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment rights.  The arguments were...
  • Judicial Watch: Mueller Probe is a Political Effort to Jail Trump and His Family

    07/21/2017 10:15:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    GP ^ | 07/21/17 | Cristina Laila
    President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton is one of the loudest voices calling for the end of the Mueller probe. He says the probe is out of control, unsupervised and unconstitutional.  In a recent interview with The Daily Signal, Fitton said the Mueller probe is “a political effort to jail the president and his family because people don’t like him.” Fitton is absolutely correct. The Democrats will not stop until Trump, his family members and people in his administration are put in jail. Fitton also said, “Sessions should un-recuse himself and get rid of Mueller.” Fired FBI Director, Comey admitted...
  • Ancient Trove of Sore Loserman Bumper Stickers Unearthed!!

    07/21/2017 10:03:59 AM PDT · by Technocrat · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 7/21/2017 | Technocrat
    While organizing my basement a few weeks ago, I discovered an incredible trove of Sore Loserman bumper stickers, almost 200 of them, which are not doing any good at all in my basement. They are very much like the white version at the link. So starting now, for every $30 contributed to Free Republic, the contributor will qualify to have their very own piece of history mailed directly to their domicile. All you have to do is freepmail me your address and the link to where you brag about your new acquisition and associated contribution in the fundraiser thread. So...
  • Be Very Worried About The Future Of Free Expression

    07/20/2017 6:49:43 PM PDT · by Mafe · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 20, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    “Ads that perpetuate gender stereotypes will be banned in UK, but not in the good ol’ USA!” reads a recent headline at the Web site Jezebel. Yay to the good ol’ USA for continuing to value the fundamental right of free expression, you might say. Or maybe not. Why would a feminist — or anyone, for that matter — celebrate the idea of empowering bureaucrats to decide how we talk about “gender stereotypes”? Because these days, foundational values mean increasingly little to those who believe hearing something disagreeable is the worst thing that could happen to them.
  • Rutgers hikes tuition for 2017-18 school year

    07/20/2017 6:35:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 19, 2017 | Avalon Zoppo
    NEW BRUNSWICK-- Undergraduate students at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus will see a 1.85 percent increase in tuition and fees this fall, or an extra $266 on their annual bill. The average in-state undergraduate on the New Brunswick campus will pay $14,638 in annual tuition and fees in the 2017-2018 under a plan approved by the school's Board of Governors. Rutgers is also hiking the cost of room and board by 1.5 percent. Including housing, the total bill for the average New Brunswick undergraduate from New Jersey will be $27,090, a 1.7 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Trump Turns on Jeff Sessions: He knows something his foes don’t know—or can’t admit.

    07/20/2017 3:40:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 20, 2017 | Daniel McCarthy
    Donald Trump has a secret weapon. Even as controversies swirl around him like galaxies colliding, one scandal or outrage smashing into the next before the last one has fully sunk into citizens’ brains, Trump remains on his feet, defiant. He knows something his foes don’t know—or can’t admit. He knows that as low as he might go in the polls, his enemies are truly, comprehensively, utterly bankrupt in the public’s eyes. The American people may not like Trump, but they loathe the forces of respectability arrayed against him. The media? Congressional Democrats? The Republican establishment? With enemies like those, Trump...