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As College Students Return to Campus, Let’s Allow Free Speech to Reign

Right now, all around the country, millions of students are returning to institutions of higher education for the fall semester, while others will be attending for the first time. In recent months, several universities have seen setbacks for freedom of speech and debate, with speakers being disinvited by administrators fearful of controversy, and others being blocked from speaking by students who disagreed with their views. If we want to respond to these developments intelligently, we first have to understand why freedom of speech is necessary for a university. What function does it serve? The answer is tied up in understanding the purpose of the university itself. The modern, pluralistic university—that is, the university that is not sectarian, and does not claim to be in the service of a particular religious or moral outlook—understands itself … Read entire article »

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How Ivy League Schools Discriminate Against Asians

Earlier this month, The New York Times ran an article titled “U.S. Rights Unit Shifts to Study Antiwhite Bias” on its front page. The article says that President Donald Trump’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is going to investigate and sue universities whose affirmative action admissions policies discriminate against white applicants. This is an out-and-out lie. The truth is that the departments of Justice and Education plan to investigate racial bias in admissions at Harvard and other elite institutions where Asian-Americans are held to far higher standards than other applicants. This type of practice was used during the first half of the 20th century to limit the number of Jews at Harvard and other Ivy League schools. Thomas Espenshade and Alexandria Radford documented discrimination against Asians in their 2009 award-winning book, “No Longer Separate, Not … Read entire article »

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Trump’s Justice Department Still Defending Obama Contraception Mandate

Advocates for religious liberty are dismayed that little has changed with respect to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate, even after President Donald Trump signed a religious freedom executive order earlier this year. “I believe the president is committed to religious freedom and that Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions is a good man. But their goals simply haven’t played out,” Douglas Wilson, CEO of the Catholic Benefits Association, told The Daily Signal. The Supreme Court punted on the Little Sisters of the Poor’s religious liberty case against the Obama Department of Health and Human Services, though broadly gave the Catholic charity a victory in vacating lower court rulings and asking that parties submit proposals to settle the situation. After the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration imposed a mandate that employers pay for … Read entire article »

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Hurricane Harvey Brings Out the Best in Americans

Pictures of destroyed homes and flooded neighborhoods are heartbreaking, but the inspiring images of neighbors helping neighbors and average citizens performing heroic acts has shown Texas, and America, at its best. The eyes of the country have been on Texas as it deals with the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Along with coverage of the storm, it’s the efforts of citizen volunteers that are becoming a major focus of the story. As William Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, stressed  in interviews before the storm hit, when it comes to most disasters, government alone can’t save the day, citizens need to be ready to save neighbors in harm’s way, and, quote, “People need to be the help before the help arrives.” And that is exactly what we’ve seen in Texas. There is no … 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

A Biased Judge Tosses a Texas Voter ID Law, Again

Some judges are determined to strike down election integrity laws, no matter what. How else can you explain last week’s irrational decision handed down by federal District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos? A President Barack Obama appointee, Ramos is at least consistent. This was the fifth time she has rejected a voter ID law for Texas. Her 2014 rebuff of the original version of the Texas law made it clear that she believes all voter ID laws are based solely on the desire to discriminate, not improve the integrity of the election process. Now you know why the plaintiffs went shopping to her federal court to bring the statewide challenge. In 2014, Ramos ruled that the law discriminated against minority voters—ignoring clear evidence that this is not the case. Minority turnout had actually increased in … Read entire article »

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In a World of Real Evil, the Left Fights Fake Evil

All my life, I have known this rule about people: Those who don’t fight the greatest evils will fight lesser evils or make-believe evils. This happens to be the morally defining characteristic of the left. During the Cold War, many liberals and nearly all conservatives fought communism, but the left fought anti-communism. The left opposed American military buildups and regarded the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union as nothing more than two scorpions in a bottle fighting to the death. It loathed Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, not Communist Party Secretary-General Leonid Brezhnev. It regarded Reagan’s labeling of the Soviet Union as an “evil empire” with contempt. Typical was the reaction of one of America’s best-known intellectuals, Henry Steele Commager, then a professor of history at Amherst College. He said, “It was … Read entire article »

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The Rise of Gingrich in the Reagan Revolution

The Rise of Gingrich in the Reagan Revolution

The Republican House was divided against itself: President Ronald Reagan, his Crazies, and much of the muscular New Right on one side—the GOP establishment, moderate Vice President George H.W. Bush, and Minority Leader Bob Michel on the other. The Crazies—Reps. Newt Gingrich and Robert Smith Walker—sent a scathing letter to their GOP colleagues, calling for support for an Ethics Committee investigation of no less than 17 Democratic members. They said the House was experiencing a “crisis … Read entire article »

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3 Scenes From Rescue Effort and Flooding in Houston

3 Scenes From Rescue Effort and Flooding in Houston

Citizens and law enforcement alike in Houston are coming to the rescue of fellow citizens affected by the flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey. “My friends and I we were in pretty good shape as far as our houses, so we just wanted to go out and help other people, so that’s what we ended up doing,” Michael Montalbano, 34, of Houston told The Daily Signal. Michael Montalbano (left), Will Hoban (center), and Eric Vasquez (right). (Photo Courtesy: … Read entire article »

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This ‘Endangered Species’ Story Was Government-Sponsored Fake News

Leave it to the federal government to make a costly mistake, obscure it for decades at taxpayer expense, and then try to claim it was a success. In 2016, Johnston’s frankenia—a wiry, blue-green, roughly 1 to 2-foot-tall shrub with tiny oblong leaves—was taken off the endangered species list. The Fish and Wildlife Service’s endangered species database reports the happy plant was “delisted” because it had recovered. It seems strange that such good news did not get much attention, and that the Fish and Wildlife Service only put out a press release in the southwestern U.S. The reason it was not more publicized is probably because the whole thing is a farce. The species did not recover—it never was endangered in the first place. When the Fish and Wildlife Service added this plant to the … Read entire article »

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As Surplus Military Equipment Is Used in Houston, White House Changes Policy Enacted After Ferguson

Flat bottom boats were part of the Texas rescue efforts after the weekend flooding, after Hurricane Harvey, noted Ron Hosko, president of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund. The same is true of rescue helicopters formerly used by the military and high axle vehicles that can drive through water, Hosko added. All are examples of surplus military equipment that police previous obtained through a Defense Department program, which was restricted by an executive order from President Barack Obama in 2015—an executive order President Donald Trump plans to reverse. “We’ve seen time and again that police departments can’t afford to buy this equipment that saves lives, protecting law enforcement and protecting citizens,” Hosko, whose organization defends police officers in court, told The Daily Signal. The Defense Department program, known as the 1033 program, provides … Read entire article »

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Why Trump Was Right to Reverse Obama’s Policy on Military Gear for Police

Speaking to a supportive crowd at the national convention of the Fraternal Order of Police, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump would shortly sign an executive order—which he has now done—rolling back limitations that had been placed by the Obama administration on the ability of the military to transfer excess equipment to civilian law enforcement authorities. Sessions told the crowd: President Trump is serious about this mission. He is doing all he can to restore law and order and support our police across America. And that is why, today, I am here to announce that President Trump is issuing an executive order that will make it easier to protect yourselves and your communities. He is rescinding restrictions from the prior administration that limited your agencies’ ability to get equipment … Read entire article »

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Kaepernick Hiring Has No Impact on NFL Viewing Habits

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who left the team in 2016 to become a free agent, is still not currently signed to any professional team as the football season gets under way. But whether or not Kaepernick is signed to a team this season will have little impact on Americans tuning in for NFL games. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 13% of American Adults say they will be more likely to watch National Football League games this fall if Kaepernick has not been hired by any NFL team. Nineteen percent (19%) are less likely to watch NFL games if Kaepernick remains unsigned, but most (61%) say it will have no impact on their viewing habits. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want … Read entire article »

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Keith Ogre-mann: Conde Nast-y’s Misogynist-in-Chief By Michelle Malkin

Once a woman-hating blowhard, always a woman-hating blowhard.    … Read entire article »

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Voters Don’t Think Too Highly of House, Senate

Few voters give members of the House of Representatives and Senate high marks on their job performance. But Republicans aren’t quite as skeptical. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily email update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 27-28, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. … Read entire article »

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Judge helps NY Times coin a MUCH better slogan

**Written by Doug Powers OUT as the New York Times slogan: “The truth is more important now than ever.” IN: “Mistakes will be made”: The New York Times has prevailed in defense of a defamation lawsuit brought by Sarah Palin over an editorial that mistakenly linked one of her political action committee ads to a 2011 mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff dismissed the complaint on Tuesday. “Nowhere is political journalism so free, so robust, or perhaps so rowdy as in the United States,” writes the judge in an opinion. “In the exercise of that freedom, mistakes will be made, some of which will be hurtful to others. Responsible journals will promptly correct their errors; others will not. But if political journalism is to achieve its … Read entire article »

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Keith Ogre-mann: Conde Nast-y’s Misogynist-in-Chief

Keith Ogre-mann: Conde Nast-y’s Misogynist-in-Chief by Michelle MalkinCreators Syndicate Copyright 2017 Once a woman-hating blowhard, always a woman-hating blowhard. Keith Olbermann, the “new” face of the Democratic resistance on Conde Nast’s digital video platform, is the same old foul-mouthed beast he was on cable TV. Over the weekend, the former MSNBC frother went berserk over Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s anodyne call for prayers “for all those in the path of #HurricaneHarvey” and her promise to “assist impacted schools.” The hurricane is going to do less damage to schools than you are, Motherfucker https://t.co/D71GP8Qnw0 — Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 26, 2017 “The hurricane is going to do less damage to schools than you are, Motherf—er,” Olbermann snarled in response (and no, he did not use dashes in his unfiltered, uncensored tweet). The Twitter Trust and Safety Council, established with … Read entire article »

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Why Trump’s Upcoming Decision on Federal Lands Matters

The ongoing controversy about the federal government’s role in managing land may soon come to a head. Earlier this month, in accord with a presidential executive order issued in April, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivered recommendations to the president on national monument lands that are being reviewed by his department. Details about the report—whether lands should be reduced, and if so, which ones—are expected from the White House in the coming days. The highly anticipated report has stirred a great deal of angst this summer, particularly among environmental activists who are convinced the Interior’s review is an unprecedented ploy to sell off or sully federal lands. For example, luxury outdoor retailer Patagonia argued the following in its first ever television ad: “Public lands have never been more threatened than right now because you have … Read entire article »

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Why Taylor Swift Is a Problem for Feminists

Every week, The Daily Signal’s Facebook show “Problematic Women” highlights strong conservative women, current events, and the hypocrisy of the “feminist” left. On this week’s episode, Hillary Clinton is still complaining about losing the 2016 election in her new book “What Happened,” and the Twitterverse is up in arms over an Instagram post from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife, Scottish actress Louise Linton. We also address the media’s reaction to Taylor Swift’s new song, crowning her “Problematic Woman of the Week.” Check out the video above. The post Why Taylor Swift Is a Problem for Feminists appeared first on The Daily Signal. … Read entire article »

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Voters Are Strongly Divided Over Media’s Role in Dividing Us

Voters admit America is a more divided place these days, and Trump supporters overwhelmingly agree with the president that the media is to blame. But Trump opponents just as strongly disagree. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it’s in the news, it’s in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on or Facebook. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 27-28, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. … Read entire article »

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Texas/GOP-hating Prof’s karma runs over own dogma

**Written by Doug Powers Well, those comments backfired big time: A visiting assistant professor at the University of Tampa was fired Tuesday after describing the destruction from Hurricane Harvey as “instant karma” for Texans who voted Republican last year, the school said. Kenneth Storey, whose LinkedIn profile says he lives in Winter Park and who also teaches at Hillsborough Community College, ignited online outrage Sunday, amid reports of the destruction in Houston. “I dont believe in instant karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesnt care about them,” Storey posted to Twitter, according to screen captures by other Twitter users and conservative websites. Storey has since deleted the tweet and responses defending it to other users. According to TampaBay.com, he said he was “only blaming those … Read entire article »

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