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  • Conservatives Flying Freak Flags Embrace ‘Being the Villain’

    01/21/2022 8:15:57 AM PST · by Katya · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/04/2022 | Matt Lewis
    "salacious revelations about Murphy’s life resurfaced in the aftermath after those killings, including something he wrote in 2015 about sharing his “hot young girlfriend” with a “stranger from Tinder.” Just before Christmas, Sydney Watson asked Murphy about it on Blaze TV, and it did not go well. He cursed her and attempted to intimidate her for bringing up the incident."
  • Now is the time to stand boldly for American justice.

    12/04/2021 9:34:36 AM PST · by Pollard · 3 replies
    American Mind ^ | 10/6/21 | Thomas D. Klingenstein
    This excerpt is from Claremont board chairman Thomas D. Klingenstein’s speech, “Winning the Cold Civil War.” In a traditional totalitarian regime, the government uses arbitrary violence to control every aspect of public and private life, all the way down to little league. In America, the government does not control everything. But today, through the power of the purse and the courts, the government influences a lot. And where the government leaves off, the cultural business complex takes over. Education, corporate media, entertainment, big business, especially big tech, are to varying degrees aligned with the Democratic Party, which is now controlled...
  • The American Political Science Association Cancels the Claremont Institute

    10/13/2021 8:45:51 AM PDT · by karpov · 3 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 13, 2021 | Scott Yenor
    Universities have been going woke across the country. This involves administrators pushing “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” policies in hiring practices, student life, and curricula. But if they choose to, academic departments can actually be bastions of resistance to the DEI fervor. Many departments are connected to professional standards that limit their adherence to DEI ideology. Nursing schools must train nurses, which limits, but does not stop, their ability to adopt DEI. In contrast, DEI ideologues have totally captured sociology (among other disciplines). Professional organizations are straws in the wind for the future direction of the university. If they maintain professional...
  • Claremont Institute Statement on Senior Fellow John Eastman

    10/11/2021 8:16:08 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 1 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 10/11/21 | Thomas D. Klingenstein and Ryan P. Williams
    The Claremont Institute does not normally comment on the work of its scholars. But a recent combined disinformation, de-platforming, and ostracism campaign requires us to make an exception. Claremont Institute Senior Fellow John Eastman, acting as counsel to the President of the United States at a critical stage during the 2020 elections in December 2020 and January 2021, offered legal advice that has since been maliciously misrepresented and distorted by major media outlets. Following this disinformation campaign, some professional organizations have imposed a blackout on the Claremont Institute or on John, making it very difficult to present the truth. The...
  • The Resistance Library Podcast Featuring Jon Schweppe of the Claremont Institute

    06/07/2021 11:03:02 PM PDT · by ammodotcom
    Ammo.com ^ | 6/8/2021 | Sam Jacobs
    On this episode of the Resistance Library Podcast, Sam Jacobs brings Jon Schweppe onto the show. Jon Schweppe is the Director of Policy and Gov't Affairs American Principles Project, Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute. He came on The Resistance Library Podcast to discuss why the GOP needs to pursue pro-family policies and how to stand up against woke corporations.
  • The Resistance Library Official Podcast – Jeremy Carl: Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute and Author at The American Mind

    08/06/2020 11:54:42 AM PDT · by ammodotcom
    Ammo.com ^ | 8/6/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    On this guest episode of the Resistance Library Podcast Sam invites Jeremy Carl onto the show. Jeremy Carl is a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute and a writer at The American Mind, as well as a number of other publications. He joined Sam to discuss the future of a fighting conservatism and the deep ideology of the hard left in America.
  • An Interview with Norman Podhoretz

    02/18/2020 12:23:34 PM PST · by Pelham · 8 replies
    Claremont Review of Books ^ | April 16, 2019 | Charles Kesler, Norman Podhoretz
    CRB: Your own attitude towards Trump as a political figure has changed over time. How would you describe that evolution? NP: Well, when he first appeared on the scene, I disliked him because he resembled one of the figures that I dislike most in American politics and with whom I had tangled, namely Pat Buchanan—I had tangled with him in print and I had accused him of anti-Semitism. And he came back at me, and I came back at him. And it was a real street fight. And I said to my wife: “This guy [Trump] is Buchanan without the...
  • The Anonymous Pro-Trump 'Decius' Now Works Inside The White House

    02/02/2017 10:31:27 AM PST · by billorites · 32 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 2, 2017 | Nichael Warren
    On a late January afternoon, as press secretary Sean Spicer walked into the White House media briefing room, a tall, thin, bespectacled man poked his head in the doorway for a moment before turning around and heading back into the West Wing. Later that week, at another briefing, the man stayed longer, standing in the corner behind the podium, out of view of the array of television cameras. The reporters peppering Spicer with questions were unlikely to know it, but the wallflower watching over the proceedings happened to be the leading conservative intellectual to argue for the election of Donald...
  • Passings: Michael Uhlmann, 1939-2019 (Big-Time Constitutionalist and Educator)

    10/09/2019 10:37:54 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 9 replies
    Claremont Graduate University ^ | 10-09-2019 | Len Jessup, President Claremont Graduate School
    It is with much sadness that I report the passing of Michael Uhlmann, a longtime member of our Division of Politics & Economics and a significant scholar of American government. For many on our campus, Professor Uhlmann was not only an insightful critic and commentator but also a colleague and dear friend—a mentor to generations of students wanting to learn how government works (or, he might have said, how it doesn’t) from someone whose experience extended to a distinguished career in public service. A year ago, a tribute in The American Mind hailed Uhlmann as “that rarest of specimens”—a scholar...
  • Pete Buttigieg Gets Standing Ovation at End of Fox News Town Hall (pathetic)

    05/19/2019 9:09:58 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 70 replies
    Mediate ^ | May 19, 2019 | Aiden McLaughlin
    Pete Buttigieg received a standing ovation from the crowd at the end of his Fox News town hall in Claremont, New Hampshire Sunday night. The South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate drew raucous applause throughout his town hall with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, particularly when he dismissed President Donald Trump’s tweets: “I don’t care,” Buttigieg remarked when asked how he felt about the missives. ... Buttigieg spent the town hall deftly handling Wallace’s pointed questions on a host of issues from fiscal policy to late term abortions. The South Bend, Indiana mayor also addressed an elephant in...
  • Buttigieg takes on Trump, pitches four new tax hikes in Fox News Town Hall

    05/19/2019 6:46:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Insurgent Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg acknowledged at the Fox News town hall in Claremont, New Hampshire Sunday evening that he needs to do more to appeal to "black and brown" voters, even as he confidently parried a series of policy questions -- and, on several occasions, went directly after President Trump. Buttigieg argued that minority voters are "skeptical of people who seem to come out of nowhere," after moderator Chris Wallace noted that he was polling at one-percent support among nonwhite primary voters according to a recent Fox News poll. On fiscal policy, Buttigieg pushed for four distinct tax...
  • Giving Up Darwin

    05/16/2019 8:24:22 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | May 1, 2019 | David Gelernter
    Giving Up Darwin By: David Gelernter Download Article PDF Posted: May 1, 2019 This article appeared in: Volume XIX, Number 2, Spring 2019 Darwinian evolution is a brilliant and beautiful scientific theory. Once it was a daring guess. Today it is basic to the credo that defines the modern worldview. Accepting the theory as settled truth—no more subject to debate than the earth being round or the sky blue or force being mass times acceleration—certifies that you are devoutly orthodox in your scientific views; which in turn is an essential first step towards being taken seriously in any part...
  • Google tries to financially strangle leading conservative think tank and then backs off

    05/07/2019 6:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/07/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Calling it a “mistake,” Google has reversed its decision to not allow the Claremont Institute to advertise its 40th Anniversary Gala honoring Secretary of State Pompeo. Many nonprofits rely on selling tickets to galas honoring important public figures for the bulk of their fundraising, both from tickets, and from donations that come from people attracted to attend the gala. In other words, limiting Claremont’s ability to attract ticket buyers and donors to its important event was an attack on its financial survivability. If you do not know the Claremont Institute and do not read its superb Claremont Review of...
  • Pitzer College Student Senate Calls for College President’s Removal Over Israel Study Abroad Program

    04/16/2019 9:53:55 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 24 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Apr 2019 | JTA and Marcy Oster
    The Student Senate of California’s Pitzer College has drafted a resolution calling for the removal of College President Melvin Oliver, after he decided to retain Pitzer’s study abroad program in Israel against the recommendation of the Pitzer College Council, made up of students and faculty. The resolution calls for “enacting no confidence in the President of the College,” and “for his immediate resignation or removal from office,” the Claremont Independent, a student newspaper, reported. The recommendation to suspend the study abroad program at Haifa University passed with a majority of 68 in favor and 25 opposing. Another eight voters abstained....
  • Black college student arrested for fake hate crime

    12/03/2018 8:44:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    For some reason, students at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland are drawing a perverse conclusion from the arrest of a black student there for faking a hate crime with racist graffiti.  The U.K. Daily Mail reports: Fynn Ajani Arthur, a 21-year-old from Brunswick, Maine, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday night in Baltimore County.   His arrest came after graffiti aimed at black and Latino students was found on the second floor of a campus dorm[.] ... Thursday's graffiti depicted swastikas, the letters 'KKK' and appeared to include the last names of four black students, including Arthur....
  • Student activists demand college 'take action' against conservative journalists

    04/18/2017 3:47:57 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Several black activists at Pomona College, associated with the Claremont Colleges, have sent a letter to the college president asking administrators to "take action" against conservative journalists from the student publication The Claremont Independent. The president, David Oxtoby, posted an email defending the right of Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald to speak.  Mac Donald was physically threatened and forced to cancel a lecture at Claremont following protests against her appearance. The activists claim that "free speech" is incompatible with "truth" and therefore should not be protected.
  • Angry mob shuts down Blue Lives Matter speech at Claremont McKenna College

    04/07/2017 9:26:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 7, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    <p>A throng of angry protesters converged at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday and effectively shut down a pro-police speech as they surrounded the building, forcing the speaker to give the talk via livestream to a near-empty room as they yelled “F*ck the police” and “Black Lives Matter” and banged on windows.</p>
  • 'Charge the Cockpit or You Die'

    02/21/2017 12:02:48 PM PST · by firebrand · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Jennifer Schuessler
    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — At most fund-raising galas, the presence of a Supreme Court justice would be reason enough to crow. But some of the 500 supporters of the Claremont Institute who gathered here on Feb. 11 to see Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. accept a statesmanship award also had the group’s links to an even more powerful eminence on their minds.
  • Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism [Claremont CA]

    02/10/2017 11:03:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 1:33 AM EST | Tami Abdollah
    A California Islamic school wanted to keep an open mind before Donald Trump took office. But less than a month into Trump’s presidency, the school rejected $800,000 in federal funds aimed at combating violent extremism. The decision made late Friday night by the Bayan Claremont graduate school’s board to turn down the money — an amount that would cover more than half its yearly budget — capped weeks of sleepless nights and debate. Many there felt Trump’s rhetoric singling out Islamic extremism and his travel ban affecting predominantly Muslim countries had gone too far. It also marked the fourth organization...
  • The Flight 93 Election [must read]

    09/06/2016 11:42:57 AM PDT · by rpierce · 128 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 9/5/16 | Publius Decius Mus
    2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees. Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances. To ordinary conservative ears, this sounds histrionic. The stakes can’t be that high because they are never that high—except perhaps in the pages...