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  • Fighting Political Correctness In The Age Of Trump

    05/03/2016 3:22:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    When it was announced that Harriet Tubman would displace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, there were two sets of dramatically different reactions among Republicans on social media. One group passed around links to a National Review piece celebrating the decision to tell the story of a deeply-religious, gun-toting Republican who fought for freedom in defiance of the laws of a government that refused to recognize her rights.
  • Dishonoring Jackson for Affirmative Action Absurdity

    04/25/2016 8:37:22 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/24/16 | Pat Buchanan
    In Samuel Eliot Morisons The Oxford History of the American People, there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman. An illiterate field hand, (Tubman) not only escaped herself but returned repeatedly and guided more than 300 slaves to freedom. Morison, however, devotes most of five chapters to the greatest soldier-statesman in American history, save Washington, that pivotal figure between the Founding Fathers and the Civil War Andrew Jackson. Slashed by a British officer in the Revolution, and a POW at 14, the orphaned Jackson went west, rose to head up the Tennessee militia, crushed an Indian uprising at Horseshoe...
  • The Politicization of the English Language

    04/07/2016 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Last week, French President Francois Hollande met President Obama in Washington to discuss joint strategies for stopping the sort of radical Islamic terrorists who have killed dozens of innocents in Brussels, Paris and San Bernardino in recent months. Hollande at one point explicitly referred to the violence as "Islamist terrorism." The White House initially deleted that phrase from the audio translation of the official video of the Hollande-Obama meeting, only to restore it when questioned. Did the Obama administration assume that if the public could not hear the translation of the French president saying "Islamist terrorism," then perhaps Hollande did...
  • Campus Lunacy, Part II

    04/06/2016 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Professor Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He recently wrote an article titled "The hypocrisy behind the student renaming craze." Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex. Stanford students have demanded the renaming of buildings, malls and streets bearing the name of the recently canonized Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Franciscan priest who was often unkind to American Indians. Harvard Law School is getting rid of its seal because it bears...
  • British Extremist Films Pro-Jihad Screed on Open Street with Passers-by

    04/01/2016 9:58:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 31 Mar, 2016 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    Just days after the Brussels bombings, a British extremist released a pro-jihad screed filmed on a rainy city street as a passerby strides through the shot without skipping a step. The material he was filming was promoted and distributed Thursday via ISIS Telegram channels. London-based bus driver Abu Haleema, an associate of extremist Anjem Choudary, was arrested in spring 2015 by Scotland Yard; he'd warned in a video two months before that "were going to see the black flag of sharia in the White House, were going to see the black flag of sharia over Windsor castle, were going to...
  • At least FIFTY ISIS supporters are working as baggage handlers at Brussels airport

    03/31/2016 8:05:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/31/2016 | JOHN STEVENS
    Police at Brussels airport have claimed at least 50 Islamic State supporters are working there as baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff. In an astonishing open letter, the officers said they have warned about the terrorist sympathisers whose security badges give them access to planes, but they remain employed. The airport police, who are threatening to go on strike because of security deficiencies, also said they have raised the issue of terrorists scouting the airport to plan possible attacks. The extraordinary claims come after the Mail reported how the family of two of the bombers involved in the attacks last...
  • University Moves to Fire Conservative Professor Over His Political Views

    03/30/2016 8:15:33 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 24 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 3/30/16 | Austin Ruse
    Marquette University has moved to suspend and then fire Professor John McAdams for backing a student who tried to defend man-woman marriage when a leftist teaching assistant shut the student down.
  • College Intelligentsia Strike Again: Professor Fired for Political Views

    03/29/2016 7:22:55 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    Marquette University professor John McAdams has been suspended from his position. His crime? Writing on a post on his personal blog that criticized the actions of another professor, who had instructed her students not to voice their opinions if they were anti-gay marriage or anti-gay adoption. Its important to note that McAdams didnt take a policy position in his post. He simply made the suggestion that gasp! students should have the freedom to voice their opinions in an academic setting. Sadly, as McAdams accurately points out in his post, Of course, only certain groups have the privilege of...
  • American Univ. profs: saying all lives matter is white supremacy

    03/23/2016 6:59:27 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Mar 22, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    Dozens of professors from American Universitys Washington College of Law (WCL) openly condemned an unknown student as a white supremacist for posting a sign with the catchphrase All Lives Matter on a faculty members door. The All Lives Matter sign might seem to be a benign message with no ill intent, but it has become a rallying cry for many who espouse ideas of white supremacy and overt racism, as well as those who do not believe the laws should equally protect those who have a different skin color or religion, the professors wrote in a statement to the WCL...
  • Social Media Data Reveals Americas Most Politically Correct and Prejudiced States

    03/18/2016 1:47:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 17, 2016 | JOEY STIPEK,
    Social media provides a raw look at the American psyche, biases and prejudices included. One website decided to take a look at just how biased and prejudiced parts of the country were and were not. Abodo, an apartment hunting site, examined 12 million tweets made between June 2014 until December 2015. The website searched for homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic, and other types of slurs, and was able to identify areas where those people lived. Adobo then filtered the categories by gender, learning disabilities, location, and race. Among the ten worst offenders of derogatory and prejudiced language in the United States...
  • Political Correctness has Neutered Patriotism [vanity]

    03/13/2016 6:04:42 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 48 replies
    Seeing the Chicago Rally with a fresh perspective: On 9-11-01 most of the passengers in the commercial jets cooperated with terrorists. Why? Political correctness dictated that they do so. Who turned out to be right? The passengers of United 93 -- this century's first stark example of patriotic courage. At the Chicago rally most of the Trump supporters avoided confrontations. Who turned out to be right? In that case there was NO WAY that any patriotic civilian could do the right thing. The law plays favorites against patriotism, especially in thuggish hellholes like Chicago. So sure, a man could keep...
  • The Leftist Fascists Take Over College Campuses

    03/02/2016 9:42:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Last Thursday, all hell broke loose at California State University Los Angeles. Hundreds of students gathered to chant slogans, block entrances and exits to the student union auditorium, rough up those who wished to enter, pull the fire alarm, and trap other students inside that auditorium under threat of violence. Police officers stood aside and allowed that mob to violate basic safety protocols, reportedly at the behest of the school administration. Why? Because I was coming to speak. I had been scheduled to speak at Cal State Los Angeles for weeks. Young America's Foundation had organized the Fred R. Allen...
  • Nobody Really Cares About Your Feelings, College Kids

    02/29/2016 9:07:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-29-16 | Matt Walsh
    Im assured that, on occasion, learning still happens on college campuses. I have not detected any evidence of this, but I accept it as a matter of faith. People I trust have assured me that universities are not just bastions of cultish indoctrination theres a lot of sex and beer pong, too. But sometimes, Im informed, a rebellious student might endeavor to adsorb an actual fact or piece of knowledge. Again, I cannot independently confirm this shocking claim. These rogue learners aside, its obvious that college is often a place where students go to erase from their minds any...
  • Chelsea Handler: "Being Politically Correct Isn't Working For America"

    01/18/2016 2:21:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 1-18-2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    Chelsea Handler said political correctness isn't working for Americans. In a op-ed written for The Daily Beast, the 40-year-old comedian said she sat down with representatives from the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, the Anti-Defamation League, the NAACP, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, American Indians in Film & Television and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "We had an honest discussion about whether or not it's funny, appropriate, helpful, or hurtful to traffic in ethnic, racial, and religious stereotypes," Handler said. Handler said they all "ended up smiling and laughing about examples of politically incorrect humor because they could see...
  • Harvard abolishes title "master" in slavery row

    02/25/2016 7:45:47 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/25/16 | Sean Coughlan
    Harvard University in the US is going to remove the word "master" from academic titles, after protests from students who claimed the title had echoes of slavery. House masters, in charge of residential halls at the university, will become known as "faculty deans". Harvard Law School is also deciding whether to change its official seal, because of links to slavery.
  • The Ten Worst Colleges for Free Speech (But Why Are There Any?)

    02/24/2016 6:58:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Just how bad colleges have become when it comes to free speech and toleration for anyone who disagrees with those who hold power cannot be underestimated. Many Americans who think back fondly on their college days decades ago are shocked to learn the truth. Toward that end, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has just released its Top Ten list—the worst colleges and universities in the country last year when it came to freedom of speech. Introducing the list, FIRE’s president Greg Lukianoff writes, “The past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or...
  • Obama's Mosque Speech Was A Dangerous Fantasy

    02/04/2016 12:46:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 4, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Many of the president's ideas about 'tolerance' are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate.For eight years now, the president has reprimanded the American people for their attitudes about Islam. And Barack Obama's big speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore -- granted, filled with many harmless platitudes -- was no different, leaving little room for any honest dialogue about ideology or faith. Many of the president's ideas about "tolerance," in fact, are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate. Acceptance of outsiders is an American virtue, yes. Do we have to embrace all ideas, as...
  • When punishing dissenters is in vogue

    02/01/2016 2:21:52 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 1, 2016 | Tammy Bruce
    The appeal of Mr. Trump, in its face, is clear. He rips away the scourge of political correctness, a virus that is destroying the country from within. We’re all rightly concerned about terrorism, but that’s a cancer that will only finish off this nation. The tipping point for me was last week’s absurd drama surrounding new attacks by the Trump gang on Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. She’s “unfair” we’re told, and shouldn’t moderate the debate. This stemmed from the first debate when Ms. Kelly asked Mr. Trump to explain his attitude toward women many consider misogynistic. Yes, you can be...
  • St. Paul school kisses Valentine's Day, other 'dominant holidays,' goodbye

    01/28/2016 10:37:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 1/28/2016
    Valentine's Day is the first that will pass without notice at Bruce Vento Elementary. Celebrations of Valentine’s Day and the other “dominant holidays” are ending at one St. Paul elementary school, according to a letter from the principal addressed to families. Principal Scott Masini of Bruce Vento Elementary School, whose student body is overwhelmingly nonwhite, explained in the letter that “my personal feeling is we need to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of our student population.” With Valentine’s Day a little more than two weeks away, Masini noted, “I have come to the...
  • Yoga Class Canceled over ‘Cultural Issues’ Brought Back with Politically Correct Instructor

    01/27/2016 11:29:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | January 26, 2016 9:06am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The University of Ottawa yoga class that was canceled due to concerns of cultural appropriation will be returning with an Indian instructor. In November, the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa informed yoga instructor Jennifer Scharf that her class catering to students with disabilities would be canceled because of the "cultural issues and implications" involved with a white woman teaching a yoga class. [...] Now, CBC News reports the yoga class is returning to the University of Ottawa with an Indian instructor named Priya Shah. Unlike Scharf, who had been teaching the yoga class for seven years, Shah became...
  • Matthews: Who'll Watch 'The Two Cuban Guys' If Trump Doesn't Debate?

    01/26/2016 5:09:46 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that in some future presidential election, two Mexican-American candidates are vying for the Dem nomination. The Dem front-runner announces he won't participate in the next debate. And a conservative pundit sneeringly says "who's going to watch a debate between the two Mexican guys?" Now imagine all hell descending on that hapless conservative for his breach of political correctness. Will anything similar befall Chris Matthews? Of course not. But on Hardball this evening, as news was breaking that Donald Trump won't participate in Thursday's debate in protest over Megyn Kelly's presence on the panel, Matthews said "who's going to watch...
  • Oscar Voter: Diversity Push Is Ageist and 'Insulting to Black People'

    01/25/2016 12:16:54 PM PST · by OddLane · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | Milton Justice
    Having won an Oscar, I'm safe. Otherwise, I suppose I would have had to get my agent at CAA to write a letter assuring the Academy that even though I haven't produced a film in the past 10 years, there are three scripts on his desk he has not yet been able to set up, thus indicating activity in the past 10 years. That is, unless you can count the short film I directed, which made it into several festivals, or the web series I directed, which was nominated for a Producers Guild Award. Or do the 15 years I've...
  • GMA Hosts Argue Over Calling Caught-on-Tape Robber 'Alleged'

    01/16/2016 5:22:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do your Allen Iverson imitation, but instead of "practice," try saying "alleged" in your most disbelieving voice. . . On today's Good Morning America, the normally politically-correct Dan Harris took surprising issue with Ron Claiborne's insistence on calling a caught-on-tape convenience store shooter an "alleged" robber. The show rolled the security video several times, showing the "alleged" robber repeatedly shooting right at the woman at the register. Said an incredulous Harris "I like how you call him an 'alleged' robber. I think we can say, given the video, he did it." Responded Claiborne: "I'm not going there, Dan. Innocent till...
  • The Year The Politically Correct Chickens Came Home To Roost

    01/05/2016 6:51:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 4, 2016 | Robert Tracinsky
    In last year’s roundup of the top stories of the year, I argued that 2014 was the year we were all drafted into the culture wars. “This is the year when we were served noticed that we won’t be allowed to stand on the sidelines, because we will not be allowed to think differently from the left.” The signature story of the year was the comet shirt guy, a mild-mannered scientist caught wearing the wrong shirt on television. That case served notice that “To be targeted by accusations of misogyny, you don’t have to be a beer-chugging ‘bro’ who spends...
  • Texas Restaurants' Politically Incorrect Warning Signs

    12/22/2015 8:16:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    MyHighPlains.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Deborah Wrigley
    A restaurant chain in Houston warns customers the store is "politically incorrect." At least, according to the sign outside the door. It greets guests at five Berryhill owned restaurants in the area. "We say Merry Christmas and salute our flag. Oh, wow!" They first appeared about two weeks ago. "Yeah, I guess the political correctness has gone overboard sometimes."
  • Even more college terms and titles soon to be deemed troublesome and offensive

    12/13/2015 9:43:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Dave Huber
    In a day and age when the campus foolishness quotient never seems to stop increasing (after all, do away with a building named "Lynch" because of the "racial" overtones?), it is time to take a look at a few college-related terms and titles which may shortly be on the chopping block. Obviously, a replacement must be sought for master's degree. (Skeptical? Hah!) A bachelor's degree is overtly and blatantly sexist. What about unmarried females, after all, don't they count? Suitable replacement Unattached (insert preferred pronoun) degree. "Associate degree" - the first three letters could be viewed as denigrating the achievement....
  • Today's treasonous establishment senate resolution guarantees the Trump Revolution!!

    12/10/2015 12:24:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 103 replies
    Go, Trump, GO!! Trounce the Marxist/fascist treasonous open borders establishment who are hellbent on destroying our Judeo-Christian society! Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
  • USS Jackson: Choice of name for Navy ship sparks criticism

    12/10/2015 9:44:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)—The commissioning of the USS Jackson, a littoral combat ship, has angered activists who don't want to see President Andrew Jackson honored. The new ship, also designated LCS 6, was commissioned in Mississippi on Saturday and honors Jackson, Mississippi, which the Navy noted in a news release is named for former President Andrew Jackson. The ship is the Navy's third to bear the seventh president's name. The designation comes amid a nationwide review of Jackson's legacy; activists who have fought having his name celebrated were dismayed to learn of the name the Navy had chosen.
  • Trump’s Proposed Muslim Immigration Moratorium Is the Wrong Response to Political Correctness

    12/08/2015 1:39:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    National Review ^ | December 7, 2015 | David French
    I completely get the fury over political correctness. I completely understand that the aristocratic political, media, and academic establishment have been lying to us about Islam and the Muslim world for more than fourteen years. As I explain at length on the home page, it's simply not the case that Islam is a peaceful, tolerant faith plagued by a tiny few extremists. Rather, Islam has massive problem with hate and bigotry - with hundreds of millions of Muslims supporting the worst kinds of religious intolerance and tens of millions more outright terrorist sympathizers. In the refugee controversy, I've repeated over...
  • Cornell University Warns Mistletoe Isn't 'Inclusive'

    12/06/2015 6:55:58 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-6-15 | Blake
    A guide to "inclusive" Christmas decorations created by Cornell University warns that any decorations that remotely evoke religion, which includes stars and mistletoe, are incompatible with the school's commitment to diversity. The guidelines are buried inside a Cornell publication concerning fire safety guidelines for holiday decorations, and were first noticed by the website Campus Reform. The first half of the document concerns certain banned fire hazards, such as candles and metallic Christmas trees. The second half of the document, though, veers off into a discussion of how to make the Christmas season more "inclusive." "University members are reminded to be...
  • Dear America: Political Correctness Aided & Abetted The #SanBernardino Terrorists

    12/06/2015 5:17:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2015 | Doug Giles
    You know what's ticking me off this morning? It's three particular things: 1). The fact that fourteen innocent people were slaughtered at a Christmas party last week in San Bernardino by a Muslim terrorist and his satanic ISIS bride. 2). Obama and "The Media", including some FOX News hosts, tripped over themselves trying to keep from calling this obvious act of terror, an obvious act of terror spawned by the Kings of Killing Unsuspecting Innocent People Around The World. I'm talkin' about BHO's favorite religion the very ones he fawns over the most namely, Islam. Did you see the Islamapologist-In-Chief...
  • "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies

    12/05/2015 4:51:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies By evaluating an overwhelming amount of evidence that has been building for 6 ½ years, the obvious conclusion personnel with extensive military experience will come to, is that Obama’s military policies have been degrading the finest US military fighting force in history. Over the last 6 ½ years, the US Armed Forces has been hollowed out by Obama, his Social Experiment On Diversity has severely fractured unit cohesiveness, his “Politically Correct Policies” have negatively affected unit morale, and the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US military is being degraded. Tip of the spear...
  • After San Bernardino: How political correctness could get us all killed

    12/05/2015 2:51:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | K.T. McFarland
    The FBI announced Friday that the San Bernardino massacre this week is an act of terrorism. The California attack is now the single deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil or on U.S. citizens -- since September 11, 2001. Yet, throughout the week, the president stubbornly refused to acknowledge even the existence violent Islamic extremism. His willful blindness to the threat has left Americans more anxious about their security, and jihadists more confident about their prospects. The President may dismiss this and say we're not at war with Islam, but radical Islam is in a global war with us. And it's...
  • Harris-Perry: By Showing Malik in Hijab, NYT Suggesting 'This Is What Terrorism Looks Like'

    12/05/2015 9:52:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    They would have used a photo of her in an NRA cap, but none was available . . . Man, it's getting hard to navigate the nuanced shoals of political correctness. Now, even the ineffably sensitive New York Times has run afoul of the rules, as propounded by Melissa Harris-Perry. On her MSNBC show today, Harris-Perry griped that the Gray Lady had run a photo of Islamic terrorist killer Tafsheen Malik wearing a hijab. As per H-P, the Times was sending a message that "this is what terrorism looks like." Damn those anti-Muslim bigots of the New York Times! But...
  • The Worst Reactions to San Bernardino

    12/04/2015 5:52:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Stephen Self
    The attack in San Bernardino on Wednesday was a terrible tragedy. Nobody can say that we should not be doing all in our power to bring about real solutions that prevent this kind of event from ever happening again. Sadly, the debate over those solutions has turned poisonous. The New York Daily News wasted no time attacking those who dared pray for the victims: Far-left online dumpster Mother Jones rushed to their defense after the backlash, declaring such a brilliant headline to be "pitch perfect".Other gun-control supporters piled on: Thoughts and prayers aren't enough—we must act to protect families...
  • SB-area man didn’t report suspicious activity for fear of being called racist

    12/03/2015 8:41:39 AM PST · by walford · 44 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 3, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    “A man who has been working in the area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people.”The same thing happened several years ago in the Fort Dix jihad plot: the young man who inadvertently discovered the plot initially hesitated to contact police, fearing that to do so might be racist. This is what 14 years of pounding in the media from Hamas-linked CAIR and the Left has done: make people think that defending themselves and their country is...
  • Watching Ken Burns' The Civil War on Netflix

    12/01/2015 7:39:44 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 45 replies
    Sullivan Ballou Letter July 14, 1861 Maj. Sullivan Ballou The following is a letter written by Maj. Sullivan Ballou to his wife Sarah (née Shumway) at home in Rhode Island. Ballou died a week later, at the First Battle of Bull Run. He was 32. BallouPortraitCamp Clark, Washington My very dear Sarah: The indications are very strong that we shall move in a few days - perhaps tomorrow. Lest I should not be able to write you again, I feel impelled to write lines that may fall under your eye when I shall be no more. Our movement may be...
  • The Real Threats to Our Liberty

    11/26/2015 11:01:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the freedom and prosperity we enjoy here in the United States. Ordinarily I would avoid such an overused topic. But this year it seems that a reminder is necessary, particularly in light of recent events on college campuses. It is bad enough that so much of the behavior at college -- substance abuse, the "hookup culture," the obsession with pornography -- threatens students' emotional and physical health as they move into adulthood. But...
  • 10 Tips to Survive Today's College Campus, or:

    11/26/2015 6:16:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | Larry Elder
    When students protesting "microaggressions" took over an administrative building at Occidental College in California, they issued 14 demands. The school agreed to all except the first, which required the firing of its president. Similar protests took place concurrently at other colleges nationwide. Occidental's five-day takeover was organized by Oxy United for Black Liberation, led by members of Oxy's Black Student Alliance (BSA) and Coalition at Oxy for Diversity and Equity (CODE). Occidental says the demands they agreed to meet were: "Promotion of the new chief diversity officer (CDO) position to vice president level. "Increase budget of the CDO office by...
  • The Death of Free Speech

    11/25/2015 8:09:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Four in 10 young Americans have no idea what America is. That's the takeaway from a new Pew Research poll showing that 40 percent of Americans aged 18-34 say that the government should be able to prevent people from making "statements that are offensive to minority groups." This same group of young people has granted broad awareness to the culture of "microaggression" -- unintended slights taken as grave insults by their victims; they've also called for "trigger warnings," alerts that certain communications may dredge up unpleasant past memories or ideas. With such ghoulish cruelties haunting the most privileged generation in...
  • Firefighter who flunked physical injured 10 days into job

    11/22/2015 10:40:42 AM PST · by PROCON · 74 replies
    nypost ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    A firefighter who was allowed to graduate the Fire Academy despite failing physical tests has already gone out on medical leave — just 10 days into the job, The Post has learned. Probationary firefighter Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder injured herself Monday while conducting a routine check of equipment at Queens’ Engine 308 in South Richmond Hill. Getting off the truck, Doirin-Holder missed a step and landed on her left foot, suffering a fracture, sources said. It was her second shift after a transfer from Engine 301. In training for a hazmat assignment, officers found her struggling to perform the required tasks.
  • Labor Department throws football party, but bans Redskins jerseys

    11/22/2015 10:02:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | John Solomon
    When the U.S. Labor Department’s Center for Civil Rights wanted to celebrate its accomplishments last week, its managers threw the staff a football-themed tailgate party in the office parking lot. The invite, distributed across the agency’s official email system, had all the rah-rah of a playoff game. “Celebrate a championship year!” it declared. Even the regular office dress policy was relaxed. “Show your team spirit and wear your favorite sports or club theme gear and come and enjoy tailgating favorites like dips, chili, chicken wings, nachos and more game-day grub,” the invite said.
  • Cruz: Universities creating ‘leftist, coddled kids’

    11/21/2015 8:31:05 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says widespread race protests at American colleges and universities are being carried out by "leftist, coddled kids" with "trust funds.""We're seeing universities all across this country with leftist, coddled kids - usually with trust funds - protesting against horrible aggression, because the micro-aggression [of] 'I heard a word that scared me,' " Cruz said at the Presidential Family Forum in Iowa on Friday, according to the Des Moines Register. "What's wrong with our universities?" Cruz, who is running for president, criticized political correctness for discouraging the pursuit of truth. "The best answer to political correctness is...
  • First They Came for Andrew Jackson, Now They’ve Come for Woodrow Wilson, So Who’s Next?

    11/21/2015 6:22:31 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11-20-15 | Aaron Goldstein
    One need not be a fan of Woodrow Wilson to be appalled at the ease with which Princeton University sees fit to erase any association it has with the 28th President of the United States because of a few bullies who have nothing constructive to do with their lives. Wilson, of course, was President of Princeton from 1902 to 1910. This is no different than the effort to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. To give you an idea of how deep moral equivalency is imbedded in our university students, I recently attended a Halloween Party where I spoke...
  • Hillary: Muslims 'Have Nothing Whatsoever To Do With Terrorism'

    11/20/2015 7:53:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Behold, the woman who shall soon be crowned Queen of the endlessly self-righteous andself-congratulatory "Reality Based Community:" "Let's be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism." Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 19, 2015 This is pure claptrap. Everyone understands that the West is not at war with Islam broadly, and thatan overwhelming percentageof Muslims reject violent extremism. It's been beaten into our heads by politicians of all stripes since 9/11, and we're generally bright enough to draw the relevant distinction: "These Muslims over here are just peaceful, faithful...
  • Why Won't People Just Call Ben Carson the Idiot He Clearly Is?

    11/18/2015 9:49:34 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 134 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11/18/2015 | Barrett Holmes Pitner
    Come on. The guy is as dumb as a bag of rocks. How does he get away with it? Because our society craves his narrative. To the consternation of the GOP, Ben Carson still remains a significant player in the Republican presidential field. Carson appears to have no interest in what his challengers say or do, and he could not care less about how they speak of him. Remaining above the fray has been a tactic that Carson has used superbly throughout his campaign. But the most alarming aspect of his campaign thus far is the apparent disregard he has...
  • Actual Harm vs. Hurt Feelings on America's College Campuses

    11/16/2015 8:00:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Todd Young
    What kind of environment should be tolerated on America's college campuses? Recent high-profile student protests at several schools allege bigotry and intolerance based on words. Free speech is in play. But there is a stark difference between perceived bias and real discrimination. Factoring in the "urgency" created by 24-hour news coverage, the recent spate of student protests and, in a couple of cases, the ouster of two university presidents and a chancellor, belies the fact that there is an all-too-real civil rights threat on the rise on college campuses. Organized, coordinated campaigns involving outside groups, some students and even some...
  • America's Collegiate Shop of Horrors

    11/16/2015 6:35:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Matt Barber
    If you're outraged and don't know why, but, since your BFFs are, you are too, then this column is for you.Trigger warning: If you're one of those precious little snowflakes who #StandWithMizzou and support the #MillionStudentMarch, be warned: the following contains potentially "hurtful" microaggressions that may invade the reality-free sanctuary of your Safe Space and leave you cowering in the fetal position.If this is you, then read at your own risk.For everyone else, let's define the terms: Trigger: noun, 1. potentially distressful words or learning materials likely to cause PTSD in Millennials who've been helicopter-parented into a frozen state of...
  • DEAR FRANCE: Your Trendy PC Stance With Islam Is Killing You... Literally (TAKE NOTE AMERICA)

    11/16/2015 4:30:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Here's a question I'd like to put to the doe-eyed, Co-Exist, "poor Syrian/Muslim refugee" French folks and other easily deceived dupes who slurped down that politically correct bouillabaisse of one-hundred-percent, uncut, irrational, will/has never turned out well bullshit: How'd that kum-ba-yah, multi-culti mindset work out for you? Not so well, eh? Oui? Oui. Garsh, who'd a thunk that evil ISIS operatives, with mass murderous wet-dreams, would try to scam their way into France under the guise of being persecuted, California-Dreamin', nanny-goat-bearded good guys? I'll tell you who would've "thunk" it: pretty much everyone with a lick of common sense, that's...
  • Aaron Rodgers calls out fan for "prejudicial" comment during moment of silence

    11/15/2015 6:41:10 PM PST · by aposiopetic · 51 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | November 15, 2015 | Jay Busbee
    Across the NFL, teams recognized Friday's tragedy in Paris with a moment of silence.