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A Liberal Democrat Student Explains Why He Advocates Free Speech at Colleges

Free speech on campuses—and the lack thereof—was the topic of a hearing on Tuesday of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Among the panelists was Zachary Wood, a 21-year-old student at Williams College and president of a group called Uncomfortable Learning, which attempts to expose students to a diversity of opinion by hosting speakers on campus. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Zachary Wood promotes free and open speech at Williams College as president of the group Uncomfortable Learning. (Photo: Zachary Wood) Opposition from administrators and students forced the cancelation of two speeches planned by the group this year. Wood, a self-described liberal Democrat, is a passionate advocate for free speech, and wise beyond his years. Madison Laton, a member of The Heritage Foundation’s Young Leaders Program, interviewed Wood the day after the hearing about the search for … Read entire article »

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Trump Wants to Protect US Industry. Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be Concerned About Steel Imports.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was expected to conclude an investigation this week into whether steel imports pose a national security threat to the United States. The report has the potential to send major shockwaves not only across the U.S., but around the world. The investigation stems from the administration’s general suspicion of imports, which it often sees as a threat to domestic industry. But in reality, efforts to insulate the domestic steel industry from competition would only pose unnecessary costs to average Americans. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The administration expedited the investigation process—which normally takes 270 days—to be completed in roughly two months, raising questions about how transparent and wide-scale the investigation is. Additionally, according to World Trade Online, the Commerce Department “is facing pushback from several government agencies,” including the Department of Defense, … Read entire article »

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How Many Lawmakers Advocating $15 Minimum Wage Hire Unpaid Interns

Almost all of the lawmakers who co-sponsored a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour also hired unpaid interns to supplement their staffs, a survey shows. A report from the Employment Policies Institute reveals that 174 of the bill’s 184 co-sponsors, or 95 percent, hire interns who are paid nothing. “It’s hypocritical to rally for a $15 minimum wage when these lawmakers don’t pay their own entry-level employees a cent,” said Michael Saltsman, managing director of the Employment Policies Institute. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Last month, the Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced the legislation to more than double the minimum wage to counter what the lawmakers call wage inequality amid a higher standard of living. The institute said it called the offices of House and Senate members and also checked congressional … Read entire article »

Filed under: Economic/Financial Collapse, Government Corruption, Government Waste, Main Stream Media Bias, Political Campaigning, Politics, Problems of Big Government, Restoring America

Bernie Sanders & wife share the wealth (with defense attorneys) – open thread

Bernie Sanders & wife share the wealth (with defense attorneys) – open thread

**Written by Doug Powers Another Sunday cavalcade of odds and ends is here. We’ll kick it off with the story of how one of America’s highest profile socialists and his wife are sharing their wealth… with defense lawyers: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) wife Jane Sanders has booked top notch lawyers to defend her against allegations of bank fraud. The FBI launched an investigation into loans Sanders applied for when she was president of Burlington … Read entire article »

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